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Vintage 1960s Nelly De Grab Grey Maxi Wool Sheath Dress, Medium

Vintage 1960s Nelly De Grab Grey Maxi Wool Sheath Dress, Medium

Stunningly elegant vintage designer dress by the wonderful Nelly de Grab. This grey wool dress is a full length sheath-style sleeveless maxi dress with a bejewelled neckline. This ornamentation is made of silver embroidery with sparkly diamantés and round pearl beads. It features side slits at the hem and a round neckline. It is partially lined and fastens up the centre back with a metal zipper. 


MATERIAL: Virgin Wool 

LABEL: Nelly de Grab

Nelly was born in Vienna in 1899. She married into a Czechoslovakian family that were involved in manufacturing. She and her family fled Europe in 1939 at the onset of WWI, selling a family Stradivarius violin for immigration money. 
Having spent some time in Lisbon, Nelly was taken with Portuguese pleated and printed cotton fabrics. She used these as inspiration for the collection of skirts she designed when she arrived in New York. She took samples to the Peck & Peck store on Fifth Avenue and they placed an order with her. 
By 1955, Nelly was a large company headquartered on Seventh Avenue with features in Vogue magazine. She specialized in mix and match separates and brought versatility to evening wear by offering tops in skirts in fabrics like taffeta and brocade that looked like dresses when worn together. 
She continued to design until her death in 1972. 
Lowell Hudson took over as designer of the company and it stayed in business until 1976. 

CONDITION: Some stains around the hem. Could be shortened to a mini!

✂--- Allow for some ease.
Bust: 36 in. (91.5 cm)
Waist: 34 in. (86.5 cm)
Hip: 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Length: 54 in. (137 cm)

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