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1950's very rare Alfred Shaheen Tahitian Girl Dress

1950's very rare Alfred Shaheen Tahitian Girl Dress

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vintage 1950's dress ...very rare ALFRED SHAHEEN Tahitian Girl navy cotton hawaiian novelty print full skirt pin-up convertible shelf-bust halter dress

She's not perfect but she comes around so rarely... this particular Shaheen print "Tahitian Girl" is displayed in museum exhibits showcasing Shaheen's best work and his tremendous influence in revitalizing the Pacific Island/Asian textile traditions through a fashion and design aesthetic that represented both the transnational culture of Hawaii, as well as a broader West Coast "American" lifestyle that was environmentally aware and multicultural.  


  • classic fifties silhouette with a fitted bodice and full skirt
  • vavavoom bombshell pleated shelf-bust with stays for shape
  • convertible halter strap
  • side smocking is still tight and springy 
  • back metal zipper


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-28-34", waist-22-30", length of skirt from waist to hem-27"


She presents beautifully and her paper size tag is still attached which indicates she probably hasn't been washed often. As such, she could use an initial cleaning due to a few small light spots and a slight tone variance (possibly dust from storage?) on some of the white background of her print. Her hem was let down leaving a faint trace. And it was hard to see until I looked on the inside but she has an odd patch on the lower inside of her skirt as it seems a small part of one of her flowers was carefully cut around the details of a couple of petals? Odd, but certainly doesn't do much to detract. Please review the photos. Price adjusted accordingly.


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