The story so far is that this dress was made in France for department store D.H.Evans - which later became House of Fraser. The reference to Desmoulins, Monte-Carlo is possibly a reference to model and actress Lucette Desmoulins who has had lingerie designs named after her (look up photographs, she was a beauty).
The dress itself is in excellent condition. Fully lined in yellow polyester, the outer fabric, is a sheer polyester with bold pink, yellow, dark green and black print. The sleeves are unlined and sheer whilst the rest of the dress has lining. There is a scoop neck and the dress fastens at the back with its original zipper in good working order.
It has been thoughtfully tailored to give a flattering fit at the bust, back and shoulders. The sleeves and lower hem finish with a flounce / frill.
As vintage dresses go, this is definitely in the show-stopper category, beautifully made in fabulous fabric with a design that fits right into each decade its travelled through.
Underarm to underarm 20" / 51cm
Shoulder to shoulder 16" / 40.5cm
Shoulder to flounce cuff 22" / 56cm
Underarm 16" / 40.5cm
Top of zip to hem 38" / 96.5cm
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