In this gorgeous 1950's "Yaga of New York" custom-made garden gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern couture. Born in Poland as Lala Pawlowicz and educated in Paris, Yaga Plotast immigrated to the U.S. as the wife of architect Mark Plotast. Yaga, whose two‐story boutique at 870 Madison Avenue catered to the richest socialites in America, would travel to Europe twice a year in order to buy fabrics and take the pulse of fashion. She designed her own collections and modified each garment to assure her clients that their dresses would be one‐of‐a‐kind. This captivating dress is fashioned from the highest quality feather-light silk in a stunning watercolor red-roses floral print. The fully boned bodice has an alluring low-cut plunge sweetheart strapless with hand-stitched pleating throughout. The silhouette is unbelievable; an hourglass nipped-waist met by elegant sculpted high-low full skirting. I love the complex draping which totally channels that New Look aesthetic so popular during this time. We added many pictures so you can see just how special this garment is.
Bust: 36-37 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: Full Sweep
Length top to waist: 10 inches
Length waist to hem front: 37 inches
Length waist to hem backside: 43 inches
This 1950's Yaga Plotast custom-made dress is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. All hand-finished with intricate built-in boning support. Only sign of wear is a few faint watermarks to the silk which blend in. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.