In this gorgeous 1955 Digby Morton Couture custom-made dress, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern Haute Couture. Henry Digby Morton was among the leading names of British couture during the 20th century and was also among the pioneers of ready-to-wear fashions in the 1950's. He redefined women's tailoring, earned himself the moniker 'Daring Digby' for his US fashion venture. Morton's work was exhibited as part of a 2007 Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition called The Golden Age of Couture. This captivating garment is fashioned from black floral chantilly-lace and pleated tulle with a striking sapphire-blue underlay. The bodice is an alluring low-cut plunge sweetheart illusion with sculpted short-sleeves. I love the embroidered applique work throughout the bodice. The silhouette is unbelievable; a flattering hourglass nipped waist peplum met by a voluminous knife-pleated circle skirt. Just look at the gorgeous hemline detail. I love the complex styling which totally channels the great work of Christian Dior. I totally imagine this show-stopper gliding down the red carpet.
Bust: 38-39 inches
Waist: 29 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Total Length: 52 inches
This 1955 Digby Morton Couture custom made dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working side handset metal-zipper. All hand-finished with built-in boning support. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.