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Vintage 1950s Red Tulle Party Dress by Rappi for Saks Fifth Avenue


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From the 1950s here's a striking formal party dress. The dress is made of red netted fabric over a red taffeta base. The bodice of the dress is gathered in vertical pleats while the skirt is covered in layers of red net tulle. The neckline is cut wide and square and the dress has short sleeves. The dress was photographed without a crinoline - the use of a crinoline would create a fuller “circle skirt” look.

Label: Rappi.

About the designer - Rappi was born Sydonia Rappaport Samalman in Austria, and was one of a select number of American designers specializing in higher-end formalwear aimed at debutantes.

Retailer’s label: Saks Fifth Avenue

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a small to medium size, please note the following measurements for fit:

Bust: 34”-35”

Waist: 25” 

Hips: 36”-38”

Length: 49”

Condition: This dress is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - it looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.

This is a gorgeous 50s dress - striking color and style!