* VINTAGE DONALD BROOKS SPARKLING ALL SEQUIN BABY DOLL SLEEVE EVENING GOWN
The following information is from the Vintage Fashion Guild label resource site and my thanks to them.
“(1928-2005) Donald Brooks started his design career at Danbury, an inexpensive sportswear company. In 1959 he was hired by Townley Frocks, where he replaced the late Claire McCardell. In 1964 he left Townley to start his own company. He started a boutique line in 1971, but he closed his business in 1973.
Starting in the early ‘60s, Brooks was also designing costumes for the theater, television, and movies. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design for a star! (1968), Darling Lili (1970) and the Cardinal (1963).
His own clothing lines were heavily influenced by his work in the theater and were often very dramatic. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Brooks designed under several licensing agreements and in 1986 he started a new evening wear line. In 1990, he went to work for Ann Taylor as a consultant.”
The following information is from Wikipedia and my thanks to them for this information.
"Donald Brooks was an American fashion designer and creator of the 'American Look' founded in the 1950s and 1960s."
This sparkling vintage all-sequin evening gown is by the fabulous designer Donald Brooks who was the "Designer of Stage and Screen Fashions". The entire gown is encrusted with black twinkling sequins. I love the square neck with the huge puffy baby doll sleeves. There is a slit in the skirt for ease in walking. Long zipper down the back. Lace trimmed hem. More lace outlining the zipper inside. What a nice touch! Completely lined. There is the International Ladies Garment Union tag inside the dress.
Absolutely gorgeous for a cruise, mother of the bride or groom, a formal affair or a glamorous evening event!
By: Donald Brooks
Size: 6 - this evening gown is for a very small person
Bust: 32 stretched tight
Waist: 26 stretched tight
Hips: 34 and leave room for movement
Length: 55- 56
Fabric: No tag - sequins
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good - may be some loose or missing sequins - I did not see any but just in case I missed some.
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