A perfect hostess dress for a spring garden dinner party. The dress features a five button front closure with an eye an hook at the top front of the collar and two button closures at each sleeve cuff. The dress is fully lined with the bottom hem trimmed in lace at the interior. Colors are lemon yellow, orange and green in a floral motif. The arms are sheer. It's a delicate, feminine beauty.
Designer: Alfred Shaheen
Made in USA
Size is a vintage 12, but please take note of the approximate measurements because vintage sizes run smaller than modern sizes.
Bust: 20" flat
Waist: 19" flat
Excellent preowned condition. No rips, holes, tears, or stains. See photos where there is a minor pull on the right sleeve that does not detract from the beauty of this dress.
Alfred Shaheen (1922-2008) was a textile industrialist who is credited with popularizing the aloha shirt. "He was a true visionary", said Linda Arthur, a professor and curator for the Washington State University Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles. "He started in a place (Hawaii) where there was no industry to speak of and created one from the ground up, creating a truly vertically integrated business."
Elvis Presley wears the Tiare Tapa, an Alfred Shaheen shirt, on the album cover for his album Blue Hawaii.
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