ARCHIVE - 1960s Jacques Heim Pret a Porter Floral Cotton Dress

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1960s Modele Jacques Heim Paris floral cotton print dress. This is magnificent construction from the Maria Carine ready to wear business whereby she produced, to exacting standards, haute couture designs for some of France’s greatest designers during the 50s and 60s. She would visit the ateliers in person after each collection and select several of the designs from each of the houses to make for the American market. This Jacques Heim designed dress is in a crisp cotton fabric with a bold and cheerful floral print in an array of red, oranges and yellow hues. It has a mini pannier style look that is pulled in at the waist with an adjustable bow tie. The bodice is beautifully darted and the skirt is full. The dress zips up at the back with a concealed metal zip and hook and eye fastenings. There is an integral toile underskirt attached underneath at the midpoint of the skirt to hold the beautiful shape of the dress. This is as good as anything produced by the haute couture houses and Maria often used the same fabric and construction methods with an abundance of couture hand finishing standards, it was just that these were produced on a larger scale under licence. The condition is excellent and the dress has seen little use in its lifetime. Although this was ready to wear fashion, these were still costly garments in their day. This is a wonderful size and will fit up to UK size US size 8-10 or UK 12-14.

You can read more about Maria Carine here -

BUST - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
WAIST - 30 in. (76.2 cm)
HIP - 42 in. (106.7 cm)
LENGTH - 38 in. (96.5 cm)
SHOULDER - 16 in. (40.6 cm)

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