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vintage 1950's dress ...coveted designer Carolyn Schnurer Flight of India dress

vintage 1950's dress ...coveted designer Carolyn Schnurer Flight of India dress

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 true vintage Carolyn Schnurer dress from her 1950 “Flight to India” resort collection

sometimes the simplest design details like the "u" shaped neckline, plunging back and shoulder pleats are all you need when you have such a phenomenal fabric to work with... such is the case with this extraordinary dress by revered designer Carolyn Schnurer.

@MetMuseum has a dress with this same fabric in their collection and per their description, “The textile, custom-made for the collection by S. Edwards, features rich colors, metallic pigment and bold patterning that were likely inspired by the mirror work embroidery of the Kutch region of Gujarat in northwestern India, an area that Schnurer was particularly intrigued by during her travels. The bare-backed bodice is an adaptation of the chaniya choli traditionally worn by Kutch tribal women, a style which became prevalent throughout India in the late 1940s.”  

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  • classic "new look" silhouette with a nipped waist and a full skirt
  • uniquely beautiful "u" shaped neckline and plunging back
  • shoulder pleats
  • lined bodice
  • side metal zipper

*accessories NOT included



Measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item taken from the outside of the garment. Please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly. For more information regarding our sizing, or measurement process please review our


bust-37", waist-26", length-47" 





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