1958 Philip Hulitar 'Old Hollywood' Black Silk & Velvet Hourglass Fishtail Dress
This is such a seductive and skillfully made structural look by the famous 'Old Hollywood' couturier, Philip Hulitar. Perfect for any upcoming event; you can't help but feel feminine in this beauty! "The star of a gifted designer has risen recently on the fashion horizon," The New York Times reported after Philip Hulitar opened his own firm in 1949 and I can definitely see why. This luxurious garment is fashioned in the highest quality silk velvet for the bodice and expertly draped light-weight silk for the skirting. The bodice has a unique asymmetric point which is mirrored in the points of the back tiered fishtail. The gorgeous three-dimensional skirt gathering giving this hourglass garment so much depth and texture. I love the curved nipped waist silhouette which is so figure flattering. A dramatic velvet-bow accented mermaid fishtail finishes this showstopper off with a perfect femme fatale vibe! The construction is so fresh and modern yet still has that perfect timeless quality.
Measurements Bust: 34-35 inches Waist: 26 inches Hips: 36 inches Front Length: 47 inches Back Length: 58 inches
This Philip Hulitar designer dress is in wonderful condition with no holes, fade or alternations. Presents beautifully! Perfectly working original back metal zipper in place and complete with intricate couture interior boning. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.