1960s 1970s Mady Gerrard Knit Maxi Dress | x-small/small
D E T A I L S
• late 1960s / early 1970s dress
• curve-hugging hourglass shape
• hand-knit in beautiful burnt tangerine color
• likely a rayon-acrylic blend as there is a light sheen to the knit
• mock turtleneck
• long sleeves with open hand-crocheted bell design at the wrists
• maxi length
• flouncy open crochet design at hem
• nylon back zipper
• label: Mady Gerrard
15% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services https://www.raicestexas.org/).
A NOTE ON THE DESIGNER: Mady Gerrard is a holocaust survivor turned designer to the stars. She survived both Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, and went on to become one of New York's most sought after fashion designers. In the late 1960s she moved to New York and launched her design business which allowed her to hire many elderly Jewish refugees to hand-knit and crochet her designs! Her designs were later sold in high end stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and worn by politicians’ wives and celebrities, including Dionne Warwick!
A NOTE ON COLOR: The color is slightly darker in person than it appears in the photos.
M E A S U R E M E N T S
fits like a: x-small | small
bodice length: 15"
sleeve length: 17" (to start of crochet bells), 24" (including crochet bells)
C O N D I T I O N
Very good vintage condition. Ready to wear! Several very small holes have been nicely mended and aren't noticeable when worn at all.