Oh, boy! It happens all the time, but I’m still always thrilled into ecstasies when I discover a garment like this one. A simple, summer-weight woven rayon frock by R & K Originals – made during the mid to later 1940’s.
All the buttons (and really neat buttons!) with their rhinestone and plastic centers are still present. Never seen any exactly like them! There are a few hand-done little mends along the seams, as would be expected in a daily-wear dress that is close to 80 years old and was cherished by its owner, and the dress as a whole is in fantastic condition
It is obvious that this dress was a more economically-made one, even by this well-known maker. I suspect that the wartime shortages of materials and scaled-back design practices of the mid-Forties were still in force when it was manufactured and sold. Still, it’s so characteristic of the times and such a pretty style that I wouldn’t complain! And, in spite of all the austerities, the skirt is still a FULL circle!! The bias-cut makes it hang just right.
What can I say – I’m still over the moon! But, there’s more – stay tuned . .. . . . . . . . .. .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY