Watch re-runs of That Girl to master the Marlo Thomas walk. Curl your hair so that it flips just so. Grab your Kelly bag and head out to luncheon in a big city hotel with a friend. And be sure to wear this vintage 1960’s dress.
The beautiful labels (one of which resembles a French flag) tell us what we already know about this dress-that it a designer garment. The two-piece dress was designed by Madeleine de Rauch in Paris for Jordan Marsh’s Designer Shop. The dress is sleeveless and zips in the back. The yellow-gold dress bodice features three sets of double breasted 1 ¼” flat iridescent pearl buttons. Two faux pockets sit at the waist. The dress skirt, which features 1 ½” squares in a windowpane pattern of yellow/gold on a cream ground, has a large center pleat. Both skirt and bodice are fully lined, the skirt in cream, the bodice in gold.
The collared over-jacket, which buttons onto the dress, has long sleeves that finish in a 2” under-cuff of gold with a button at the waist. The original tag indicates it is a size “10.”
So, order a watercress sandwich (crust removed); sip a tall glass of iced tea with a wedge of lemon and nibble a macaroon or two. And, no, you are not imagining it. Everyone is asking “Who’s That Girl?”
Approximate measurements: (waist, hip, bust measured flat and doubled, so measurement is maximum)
Jacket sleeve = 22”
Condition: Excellent; freshly dry cleaned