Sweet as Pie is this beautiful lemon creme 1960's Maxi gown/Prom dress coming into the shop. Sleeveless bodice features center lace and a very cute bow in the middle of the waistline. Typical 60's A-line skirt with horizontal tiered lace (looks a bit like ruffles) throughout the skirt. Deep round back neckline. Hidden metal zipper and eye hook in the back. Just lovely! (Necklace just for showcasing, not included in purchase)
Label: B.Altman & Co. Fifth Avenue New York
Fabric: Cotton, Lace
BEST FITS: XXS or XS (runs very small, see measurements)
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition, a couple of loose threads on the inside and around zipper
Benjamin Altman started a dry goods store in 1864 on Third Avenue in New York City. B. Altman & Co. was located on Fifth Avenue in 1906.
Even after their expansion into fashion, the first floor of B. Altman was dedicated to fabrics. A customer could choose from the store’s selection of fine imported fabrics and have a dress custom made by the store. They also had an entire floor of fabrics which they sold wholesale. As with other New York department stores of quality, its clientele could choose from either ready-to-wear or custom made clothing. They went out of business in 1989.
Source: Vintage Fashion Guild, Written by artisannes