Prominent Designer M335; ca. 1955; Original by Countess Alexander - Misses' Dress. "This is the first time any Countess Alexander Original has appeared in Pattern form. Those who have admired her show pieces in show windows, on the pages of fashion magazines, will realize the full importance of this pattern and what it can mean to them. The bodice is dramatized by a lovely satin ribbon-run neckline, shaped to mere wisps of sleeves. Always fabric conscious, Countess Alexander, who works after the French fashion of draping material rather than from the sketches, cautions you to use fabric with crispness. She, herself, is devoted to the Italian silks and imported cottons. However, she feels that a fine polished cotton, a good quality pique, a sheer but stiff shantung, will lend itself to this design. For a bridesmaid’s or special occasion dress, she suggests a peau de soie or taffeta – the ribbon a spark to a carefull thought-out color scheme." (as stated in Ottawa Citizen, July 30, 1955)
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