1960s Green & Gold Metallic Brocade Gown - Medieval Princess Style
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
From the 60s here's a Paris couture ball gown made in a beautiful green & gold metallic brocade fabric designed by Josy May.
This fabulous piece was acquired from the estate of the wife of a wealthy financier and recipient of the Order of Canada. Her husband's family was a very prominent Montreal family. Obviously, she had many occasions to wear formal ball gowns, and she bought much of her wardrobe in Paris from various couturiers. Although I haven't been able to find anything out about Josy May, this dress features quality fabric and striking form. The neckline is made in a wide V shape and the sleeves have a slight bell form that emanates in a slit and pointed shape at the end. The dress is full length with a wide pleat at the front that starts at the waist and widens to the bottom. The dress is lined in green silk and does up the back with a fine tooth painted metal zipper.
Label: Josy May Paris 8e 7. rue Richepance. The rue Richepance (Richepanse) was also where Pierre Cardin opened his first atelier in 1950, at number 10.
Color: Green and metallic gold
Material: Silk Brocade - The pattern features metallic gold squares woven over a thick corde silk.
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 14" across shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 24 1/2" long
Sleeve Inseam: 17"
Bust: 35" around
Waist: 30" around
Hips: 36" around
Hemline: 64" around falling naturally, 104" around fully extended out
It's in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. This dress looks like it saw very little use and was very well cared for over the years.
This is a quality piece.....super fabric and striking style, sure to be noticed! It is a bit of a Medieval Queen meets Star Trek in style!