Single pleats create an interesting shape at the waist and neckline. The large bold floral design on a plain background is typical of dress fabrics of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Frank Usher was a high quality ready-to-wear company founded in the 1940s. The firm specialised in luxurious special occasion and evening-wear. Contemporary fashion’s love of vintage has embraced this silhouette which has widely influenced High Street designers in recent years.
Dress - Frank Usher model, bright green and black brocaded cocktail or short evening dress. Low round neck with front pleat detail, sleeveless, top shaped by seaming opening out to deep inverted pleats below waist giving a bell shaped skirt. Lined with black rayon taffeta. 1950 (circa)