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Vintage 1950s Navy & White Pin-Stripe Skirt Suit, Henry Rosenfeld, Small

Vintage 1950s Navy & White Pin-Stripe Skirt Suit, Henry Rosenfeld, Small

Beautiful 1950s double-breast style women's skirt suit in white with a navy pinstripe. 

The jacket features a collar and peak lapel with faux pocket flaps at the waist and 4 round covered buttons. Shoulder pads included. Fully lined. 

The skirt is high waisted and falls to below-knee length. The cut is slightly flared and has a pleat at the centre back hem. It closes at the side with a gold metal Jet zipper and white button on the waistband. The waistband is also rubber lined to stay up.

COLOUR: White and navy 

FABRIC: Rayon 

LABEL: Tailored by Henry Rosenfeld

Henry was from the Bronx and worked as a shipping clerk and a salesman before setting up his own company in 1942, producing well-made suits and dresses for a budget price. His garments sold at Lord and Taylor department store among others. Within a few years, he was taking in an annual sum of $15 million. He had a strong following amongst middle-class women and during his heyday, he was called the ‘Henry Ford of the dress business’ and the ‘Christian Dior from the Bronx’! Elizabeth Hilt was a designer at the company.
He was romantically involved with Marilyn Monroe and the two were close friends right up until her death. She had asked him to reproduce one of her favourite dresses by another designer in an array of fabric and colours. 
He retired in 1964, liquidating his company because he didn’t want anyone else to run it. He didn’t stay retired for long, however and dabbled in many other business ventures before establishing Henry Rosenfeld Luggage in 1975, which licenses designer names likes Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta and Gloria Vanderbilt. 
He died at age 75 in 1986.

Please allow room for ease

Bust: 36" (91.5 cm)
Waist: 31" (79 cm)
Shoulder 15.5" (39.5 cm)
Length: 23.5" (59.5 cm)
Sleeve: 23.5" (59.5 cm)

Waist: 27" (68.5 cm)
Hip: 39" (99 cm)
Length: 30" (76 cm)

CONDITION: Very good. There doesn't seem to be any holes or stains. The only flaw is that the rubber inside the waistband is starting to flake away. There is also no button or fastener on the inside of the jacket to secure it in place. The second row of buttons are decorative only. 

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