Vintage 1960’s Pret-a-Porter,Couture ready to wear from Iconic I. Magnin. What a beautiful Velvet Floral design, in colors of Burgundy, Olive, Red, Purple and Rust. Stunning color combination in both Dress and Jacket. Dress has gorgeous Olive sash around waist, which is finished off with a spectacular large bow which makes the dress so dramatic. And when worn with jacket, really gives the whole ensemble pop. The dress has an 18″ mental zipper and finished of with hook and eye at top. Also, dress is sheath style with accent on a tapered waist line,has a scoop neckline and is sleeveless. The Jacket is loose fit with no buttons or fastener, a notch style collar and long sleeves. Both Dress and Jacket are fully lined in Olive color silk . Only tag in Jacket is Union Label. No tag label for size was found in either dress or jacket. So please go by measurements provided below. Final note, don’t forget ladies that if item is a little larger you can have it altered to your body specifications. This is an investment piece for you. This will never go out of style!! Keep that in mind! This time around I’am providing actual measurement instead of you trying to figure out with a tape measure. I hope this helps! Welcome any feedback. Mint Condition Vintage!!! No holes, fading,tears or stains.
Measurements: Actual: Dress; Bust 38″, Waist 28″, Hips 37″, Dress length from shoulder to hemline 40″. Jacket: Bust 40″, Waist 40″, Sleeve length 19″, Shoulder to Shoulder 15″, Jacket length 22″ (from shoulder to Hemline) Sweep of Jacket is 42″ (remember jacket is loose fitting).
History of I. Magnin & Company: Was a San Francisco, California-based high fashion and specialty goods and luxury department store. Founded in early 1870’s by Dutch-born Mary Ann Magnin and named the chain after her husband, Isaac, hence the letter I in the Magnin. At the turn of the century Mary Ann’s four (4) son’s entered the business. While John, Grover and Sam Magnin became associated with I. Magnin store, the fourth son, Joseph Magnin, became known for his own store (Joseph Magnin Co). The 1906 earthquake & fire leveled the San Francisco store with the remainder of the downtown area. The store reopened in new quarters at 50 Grant Avenue at Geary Boulevard in 1912. It was said, that when Christian Dior toured the Union Square store, which had earned the nickname “White Marble Palace” and said “Magnifique!” The word would later be turned into a high compliment: Magninique.
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