Madeleine de Rauch of Paris Velvet Dress with Jacket****PRICE REDUCTION*****
1950s Madeleine de Rauch of Paris was a firmly established designer, emerging from the 20s as the proclaimed founder of women's sportswear. In the mid-50s de Rauch looked to Mendes to help manufacture their ready-to-wear line of which this gown is one. De Rauch followed the lead of such eminent designers as Patou , Carven , Sandstone , Chanel and later Saint Laurent. Also of interest, the de Rauch design house is where Yves Saint Laurent rented space to create his first season after leaving Dior. The fabric of this mid-50s evening ensemble is silk velvet woven with gold metallic threads. The metallic thread is what gives the dress its shimmer. A shaped bustie style bodice is supported by two thin and matching fabric shoulder straps. The boidce overlaps the waistline seam enhancing the feeling of the bustie. The skirt is straight and slightly narrow and fully lined in black rayon. The jacket is of matching fabric but is a burnout floral with the matt finished fabric used on the center front panels. There are no closures. Fully lined in matching black rayon.
SIZE: B-38, W-38, H-42, LNG-45, SH-15, SL-20
SKU (product) No.: 40179