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June 30, 2014

Rayon Day Dress

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

Rayon Day Dress

Woman’s dress in a printed rayon with light brown and white swirls with green four-petaled flowers on a brown background. Border print used along sleeve and tie effect at center front. Dress has bias roll collar, full-length dolman sleeve that bags at the elbow, and six gore skirt with stitched down pleats at side front and back seamlines. Label: “A Registered/ORIGINAL DESIGN/with/FASHION ORIGINATORS GUILD”. This American designed dress was registered with the Fashion Originators Guild. This Guild was active between 1932-1941 in an attempt to control design piracy and promote American design. Dress belonged to Saint Paul, Minnesota school teachers, Maria and Secundilla McVay, circa 1935.

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