1950s Clothing

Paris novelty border print skirt 1950s grey cotton | XS

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Size: XS
Waist: measures 25” flat (button at end of tab, already)
Hip: 51” flat (full)
Length: 29.5” from top of waistband to current hem
Label: none

This Paris street scene novelty border print 1950s skirt in dove grey cotton presents a rather cynical view of the City of Lights: thieves rob passersby at knife and gunpoint, chased by police, while residents look on, underneath green signs advertising Pernod liqueur. Yet, the cute mid-century design manages to make it all look so charming! The skirt has a moderately full shape--although not as full as a circle skirt--with many pleats gathered into the wide, flat waistband. The lightweight cotton fabric is unlined, and the print is bright and vibrant, although there are 2 small, light marks (see close-up photo), partially hidden in one of the front pleats when the skirt is worn. The skirt fastens with a metal side zipper and a single button (button has been moved to the very end of the tab, to make the skirt as large as possible, without alterations). In very good condition, the skirt has the 2 light marks mentioned above, plus a pale line where the hem has been let back down to its original length, as its only issues. This true vintage skirt, circa late 1950s, is a fun example of mid-century graphic design, and a cute addition to the wardrobe of any novelty print collector!

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