Jonathan Logan button dress
Intricately-fashioned gabardine dress, from the founding days of Jonathan Logan. Obviously inspired by the New Look and designers Christian Dior & Balenciaga. Dolman bodice has a petal-shaped, double-breasted front yoke, a doubled collar, shoulder-pads, and mid-length sleeves with sharply-pointed, turned-up cuffs. Side metal zipper. The skirt is thickly gathered, to allow for a wide petticoat. The dress's heavy grey fabric is matched to rich-toned, mother-of-pearl shell buttons.
size & fit- sm/med
bodice (shoulder-to-waist): 14 1/2"
Some noticable flaws. Still wearable -- but also useful as study pieces, theatrical costumes or fix'm-ups. Only purchased if item is rare, beautiful, or historically-significant. This dress is heavy -- at 2 lbs.
With issues -- included in my collection because of its historical significance. Although it might be restorable, its intended as a study piece or theatrical costume.
Noted issues: reddish armpit stain, one button is chipped, skirt back has 6 holes, 3 quarter-sized - see 3rd pic. (Skirt is full enough that these could be mended by taking in fabric/adding seams around the circumference - although this would reduce fullness.) One dark mark on skirt near zipper. The white collar should be removed for cleaning -- its edges are slightly yellowed.
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