VINTAGE 1970s DONALD BROOKS PLEATED PEIGNOIR & NIGHTGOWN SET IN LUSCIOUS LIME
This information regarding Donald Brooks, the magnificent vintage fashion designer, is from the Vintage Fashion Guild and my thanks to them.
“Donald Brooks (1928-2005) started his design career at Darbury, 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 1960s, Brooks was also designing costumes for the theater, television, and the movies. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design for 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 1970s and 1980s, 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.”
A beautiful and unique vintage 1970s luscious lime peignoir & nightgown set by Donald Brooks for Maidenform has a double nylon pleated peignoir over a lime slinky nightgown.
The double nylon peignoir is completely pleated with a set-in yolk in front and back. The pleated fabric is over a layer of sheer lime nylon. The slightly flared trumpet sleeves are lined in sheer nylon. There is a lime nylon piping around the neck which culminates in a bow with a self-covered button underneath.
The nightgown is semi-sheer with sexy looking high cut arm holes for a youthful look. There is a keyhole back with a button at the back neck for closure.
This luscious nightgown and peignoir set is in a hard to find color of lime and it perfect for spring and summer.
By: Donald Brooks for Maidenform - Made in the U.S.A.
Bust: 40 all the way around & more if left open which is the prettiest way to wear a peignoir
Sleeve from neck: 27
Fabric: All nylon
Condition: Very good
No tag on it but it is the nightgown that belongs to the set.
Fabric: All nylon
Care: No tag but hand wash/drip dry
Condition: Picks in the nightgown on the bodice and skirt which this type of fabric gets but probably would not be noticeable at night. Price has been adjusted for imperfections. The elastic loop at the back of the neck came unattached on one end and needs to be reattached with a few stitches to pull it together - easy fix.
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