This dress came from an estate of vintage clothing that included many higher end mid century designers. Rosalie MaCrini was a designer of formal and cocktail dresses who designed for many celebrities and politicians wives. This 1957 dress is a beautiful example of her work and is in excellent condition with a back metal zipper. The label reads Rosalie MaCrini Barbara Costume Co. The back of the skirt is lined for additional fullness and to add structure. A sensational designer gown! You can see an image of the original ad for this dress here on theCouture Allure Blog.
|LENGTH from top of shoulders to waist||16 and 1/2"|
|LENGTH from waist||44"|
Here is a vintage advertisement for paint showing a model wearing this dress!
Mary Call Collins in 1957 at festivities celebrating the inauguration of her husband, LeRoy Collins, as Florida’s thirty-third governor. The sleeveless gown is made of magnolia taffeta. The bust and train are appliquéd with coffee-colored chantilly lace. The lace pattern is of flowers and leaves. The full skirt has deep pleats, a slight train, and an ivory petticoat. The gown was designed by Rosalie Macrini, a highly respected designer of the 1950s and 1960s. (Museum of Florida History).