Genevieve is based in a vintage dress from 1956. This sheer, lavender, flocked organza dress reflects the turn towards ultra feminine silhouettes that are reminiscent of clothing for little girls. This trend was established as society wished to reclaim the strict gender roles prevalent prior to WWII. With women taking on jobs traditionally held by men during the war, society wanted women to return to the roles of wives and mothers. Fashion designers lead the way by offering silhouettes of exaggerated femininity. Genevieve is an excellent example of glorified womanhood.
Genevieve is a light, frothy dress with magnificent details. The bodice front features double French darts at the side seam and a self-collar. The skirt has sixteen pleats at the center front to increase its fullness. There are 28 decorative buttons stitched down the center front of bodice and skirt. The sleeves are full as they are gathered at the armhole and at the 1 1/2" cuff. The Genevieve is stitched in entirely with French seams.
White taffeta slip sold separately.
Dry clean only.