The Carlye Dress Corporation was formed in in St. It was one of the great junior dress houses located in the city that was noted for its junior wear industry. Sometime before , Carlye was bought by clothing manufacturing giant Leslie Fay and merged into their existing lines. Shell fabric that is pleated on the bodice and gathered on the skirt. A silk or rayon taffeta lining for support and volume.
Behind The Seams: 1950’s Pleated Dress by The Carlye Dress Corporation
Behind The Seams: ’s Pleated Dress by The Carlye Dress Corporation | Colette Blog
To include a lilac coloured Sari with silver threadwork, a wax flowered wedding tiara, an embroidered bodice, maid's aprons, cuffs and head scarves. Beads from a 's dress etc. A Kashmir wool formal evening coat, hand embroidered throughout with cream, gold and red silk thread on a black ground. The coat has original buttons down the front one missing. There are patches of embroidery missing at the elbows, a few small moth holes.
AMAZING Will Steinman Embroidered Tulle 1950s Cocktail Dress
Hems fell and hems rose but the hourglass silhouette remained. In addition to the full skirt, slender pencil skirts were worn too. The emphasis on silhouette and form created a dependency on foundation garments — bullet bras, corselets, waist-cinchers and girdles pulled in, pushed out and persuaded while crinolines lifted and shaped full-circle skirts. The s saw the birth of pret-a-porter ready-to-wear , at first seen as a necessary evil but eventually gaining respect.