Vogue Couturier Design 458; ca. 1948; Evening Dress and Shawl. Shirt, slightly flared in front, has a wide back panel with pleats and gathers, and stiffening under the skirt in back to give the bustle effect. The skirt joins the bodice at a normal waist-line in front, and slightly lower across back. Bust fullness from gathers at slashes. Low decolletage with shoulder straps. Kerchief shawl tied about shoulders.
Featured in Vogue Patterns Counter Catalog, May 1949
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