1950s Vintage Dress by Nina Ricci Collection Jeunes Femmes in Black Silk
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
Age: late 1950s / early 1960s
Label: Collection Jeune Femmes Nina Ricci
Fabric: Silk jersey, silk chiffon and silk
Description: Fabulous vintage dress made by the fashion house of Nina Ricci under the “Collection Jeunes Femmes Nina Ricci” label. Gorgeous styling, sure to be noticed. Dress dates to either the late 50s or very early 60s. Made in a sleeveless style with draping that converges on the bodice towards the center, emanating on the skirt from a center point under the waistline. The dress is constructed with a silk underslip and a silk jersey exterior lined in silk chiffon. The back of the skirt is made with the outer layer forming an inverted V shape down the center. A belt is affixed to either side that fastens up at the back. The dress closes in the back with a metal zipper. Appears to be entirely hand sewn and finished.
- No size is indicated, but the dress should fit a small to smaller medium size (medium sized bust and hips with a smaller waist) - please rely on the following measurements for fit:
- Bust: 36” around
- Waist: 26” around
- Hips: 36” around
- Length: 43”
- Very good with no signs of pronounced wear, tear or staining.
- Minor issues with the belt: slight wear to the fabric at the buckle area (see close-up photo) and extensive damage to the cardboard backing of the belt (see close-up photo) - this could always be repaired, but isn’t visible while the dress is being worn in any case.
- Dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.