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1950s Clare Potter Sapphire Satin Dress
1950s Clare Potter Sapphire Satin Dress
1950s Clare Potter Sapphire Satin Dress
1950s Clare Potter Sapphire Satin Dress
1950s Clare Potter Sapphire Satin Dress

1950s Clare Potter Sapphire Satin Dress

Regular price $98.00

The perfect holiday party dress by master designer Clare Potter, originally bought at Saks Fifth Avenue. A deep sapphire blue with black accents, short sleeves and a wide portrait neckline, fastens with small self-covered buttons up the front. 

Measurements

Bust 37"

Waist 27"

High hip (6" from waist) 36"

Low hip (9" from waist) free 

Total length shoulder to hem 37"

About 1.5" hem allowance

Condition

Very good vintage condition. Light overall wear, no major issues to note. Sadly, it was shortened at some point and now falls around the knee, depending on the wearer's height. There's about an inch and a half hem allowance to let down. 

About the Designer 

If Claire McCardell was the pioneer of widely popular, mass-marketed American sportswear, Clare Potter was the pioneer of creative, fashion-forward American sportswear. Her designs are bold, inventive and often timeless, or at least ahead of their time; she was one of the first to design in blocks of bright color, use asymmetric draping and to design pajamas or slack suits for upscale at-home or streetwear. Her work is far rarer than McCardell’s or most of their contemporaries, possibly because it was more expensive and more exclusive. It was beautiful, useful, often breathtaking.