x ARCHIVED French Silk Black Can-Can Wrap Skirt & Top w/ Velvet Trim circa 1950s by Dogé
The can-can queen of all "little black dresses"!
Rare all silk taffeta TWO PIECE 1950s party dress with French lingerie inspired black velvet ribbon trim. Bodice/top has wide neckline in front, super deep neckline in back, metal zip up center, velvet trim. The skirt! Amazing wrap skirt has asymetrical hemline pulled under and poufed, lined within with a stiffening fabric to create volume, vertical velvet bands accentuate hips. Hooks and eyes close it up in two places. Label is "Dogé". Both top and skirt are stellar on their own but together the look is utterly smashing! A few teeny pinholes in bodice, only seen when looking. No stains or holes. Shown over another crinoline not included. I've never seen another set like this! Clearly a very high end design, though I can't find any information on Dogé. Very well made. More photos coming in comments, all photos lightened to show detail....set is a true jet black. Very Dior.
Top measures 38" bust, 28" waist, 20" long
Skirt measures 26" waist (hooks/eyes could move a little either way), full hips, 28" long