Vintage 1960's / 50's Pines Black Cocktail Dress Blackwell Bow S
Vintage 1960's Pines sheath dress, accented with a big bow.
Spaghetti straps and bullet style bust is covered by a huge taffeta bow
Fittd waist and pleating on the hips for fullness.
This has an unusual front notched kick pleat.
Fully lined in brown acetate and a hit of green lining in the bodice.
Rear metal zipper and eye hook closure + Boned sides
Tag reads: "That Blackwell touch"
The only designer from this era who loved big bows, and was named Blackwell was Mr. Blackwell.
So considering the beautiful details and quality of this garment,
I feel pretty confident in my assumption that it would be THAT Mr. Blackwell.
Mr Blackwell started his clothing line in the late 50's.
He was a designer to the stars like Jayne Mansfield and Yvonne DeCarlo.
He created the "Ten Worst Dressed Women" list.
Note: When I received this dress, the bow was only pinned on
- I only attached the center of the bow and at the straps
( looped the thread around the straps and not through the fabric)
I have left the sides loose (and pinned them for the photo)
so after a proper pressing of the bow they can be tacked back
to the sides to make sure they are placed evenly.
Size is marked a vintage 8 - fits approx. size Small
M E A S U R E M E N T S
Underarm to underarm: 17 inches (34)
Waistline: 12 1/2 inches (25)
Hips: 18 inches (36)
Shoulder to waist: 16 inches
Waist to hem: 33 1/2 inches
Sleeve Length: n/a inches
Wonderful, unworn vintage but has moth nibbles on the sides
3 on the right, hip and waist + Two on the left, hip and waist
2 on each side of the back waist and one by the bust
and one on the inside bodice edge (the largest/ not seen)
2 pinholes in the lining where the previous owner pinned on the bow - Please note photos
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