Neiman Marcus 1950s Black Silk Satin Cocktail Evening Gown
Now considered something of a national treasure, Neiman Marcus is a US department store, made famous for its grandeur and diverse range of textiles, furnishings and clothing styles.
Founded in 1907, primary investors Herbert Marcus Sr., Carrie Marcus Neiman and Abraham Lincoln Neiman had forgone an opportunity to invest their $25,000 fund into an as yet unknown Coca-Cola, choosing instead to build and furnish an outsized store with pieces not commonly found in their home town of Dallas, Texas.
With almost overnight success, the store continued to expand as demand frequently outstripped supply, and by the 1950s, esteemed visitors included Lyndon Johnson, Howard Hughes, Gloria Vanderbilt and more besides.
Having undergone countless management changes over the last forty years, Neiman Marcus continues to serve a worldwide clientele, while specialising in jewellery, bags and home products through the Bergdorf Goodman label and Neiman Marcus Direct.
This is a wonderfully wearable late 1950s Neiman Marcus black cocktail evening gown, in a light as a feather, deep black silk and satin fabric, although there is no care label with which to absolutely confirm the exact fabric content. The front bust portion is delicately adorned with the most delicate bow detail, and both the front and rear of this beautiful dress demonstrate a subtle, even demure, décolletage, while this vintage gem is unlined with full metal back zip fastening.
Designer Neiman Marcus
Fabric No label present however looks and feels like silk and satin
Size no label present but will fit UK 10
Excellent (see condition chart)
Measured flat without stretching (please double for complete size)
Neckline Opening 11″
Shoulder To Shoulder (across back) 15.5″
Bust (at widest point) 17″
Length (collar to hem) 40″
Sleeve Length (underarm to cuff) 3″
Sleeve Length (shoulder to cuff) 8″
Mannequin is UK 8-10 | Bust 31.5″ | Waist 24″ | Hips 34.5″
The gown was not pinned for photography purposes