Early Anne Klein Classic Little Black Wool Dress circa 1950s
A gorgeous, chic and timeless black wool fitted dress with button down front, leather belt, button cuffs. From the earliest works of designer Anne Klein- her label Junior Sophisticates. Minor wear to belt, dress is flawless- hooks and eyes inside waist, snaps at short Nehru inspired collar, petersham waist ribbon- lined inside. Superior construction.
"The Junior Sophisticates label was launched in 1948 by husband and wife Ben and Anne Klein. As the name implies, this line was for a junior, or smaller figure. The designer was Anne Klein, who designed adult clothes for petite women, a breakthrough in a market that had been based on cutesy and sweet designs. Anne Klein worked at Junior Sophisticates until the mid 1960s, when Anne Klein Studio and Anne Klein & Company were formed." vfg
34" bust, 24" waist, 38" hips, 16" bodice, 42" long, 21" long