#6377 $350Philip Hulitar strapless dress & bolero, 1950s
After a long design stint at Bergdorf Goodman, Hulitar introduced his own line in 1949. He possessed those powers of perseverance which success in any profession requires. In the end, he achieved what matters most in fashion: he created beauty.
Hulitar's brilliance has been known to fashion cognoscenti for years. His work is eagerly sought after by collectors who appreciate the figure-flattering design and high quality construction. Every serious vintage clothing collection should include a Hulitar.
This lovely strapless dress comes with a matching bolero. Both pieces are fashioned from floral-printed corded silk. The dress is lined with black taffeta; the bolero is unlined. The delightful puffed skirt is an inspired fashion flourish. The label is on the bolero.
Savvy collectors who love 1950s party dresses have discovered that the intricate inner construction holds the shape of the dress and flatters the less-than-perfect figure. Here the bodice is boned for support. The puffed shape of the skirt is held in place by the lining. The dress closes on the side with a metal zipper.
The condition is almost excellent. There are very faint marks on the bodice back where the dress was taken in and let back out. The marks are difficult to discern and do not spoil the appearance of the dress.
The dress measures: 35" bust, 27" waist, 42" hip, and 36" center-front length.
The bolero is 23" long at the center-back.