Beautiful little black 60s-does-20s party dress. It is a sleeveless, round neck, drop-waist dress with a straight skirt and fringe hanging from the waist. It moves like a dream! There is a twisted waistband with a bow attached on the left hand side. Centre-back metal zipper to close. Lined.
Perfect for a night on the tiles!
MATERIAL: Feels like a synthetic imitation crepe.
LABEL: Nu-Mode Toronto
Jonathon from Cambridge's Fashion History Museum tells us that:
"Nu-mode was founded in 1950 by Fred Singer (the youngest of 13 children from a Polish-Jewish family who had immigrated to Toronto in c. 1900), and his cousin Henry Zagdanski, a Holocaust survivor who came to Toronto in 1946. They ran the company as a small operation until they were bought out by Dylex Diversified in 1967. They continued to manage the company, which grew into a large manufacturer, until 1997 when the two original owners sold out to a former employee, Saul Greenberg. The company had troubles surviving WTO competition from countries with cheap labour, and finally closed in 2019."
✂--- Allow for some ease.
Bust: 36 in. (91.5 cm)
Waist (natural): 27 in. (68.5 cm)
Hip: 37 in. (94cm)
Length from waistband to hem: 20 in. (51 cm)
Length from shoulder to waistband: 18 in. (46cm)
CONDITION: A pulled thread on the bust area. Some nicks/ holes on the waist area (pictured)- similar on the right shoulder. A hole on the back skirt to the left of the pleat.
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