VINTAGE MARY McFADDEN NEIMAN MARCUS NAVY AND WHITE JACQUARD PEIGNOIR & NIGHTGOWN SET
A lovely vintage navy and white jacquard peignoir set by the vintage designer Mary McFadden from Neiman Marcus.
The following is from The Vintage Fashion Guild and my thanks to them:
The Neiman Marcus label matches one on the Vintage Fashion Guild for 1970.
"Mary McFadden (b. 1938) is known for her exotic designs, which were influenced by her travels in Africa and Asia. Her design career began in 1973 when she began selling hand painted silk dresses at Bendel’s. In 1975 she patented a new pleating technique, which produced a fabric that looked like that of Fortuny, but was made from polyester and in which the pleating was permanent. This fabric became her trademark, along with exotic embroideries and beading.
She established a ready-to-wear line in 1976, but much of the work was done by hand and was quite fine. By the 1980s she had quite a few licensed lines and in the early 1990s she did a line for TV retailer QVC. McFadden unexpectedly went out of business in 2003."
The beautiful luxury peignoir and nightgown set by Mary McFadden is in a deep navy and white jacqard fabric. The set was sold at Neiman Marcus so you know it is a quality item as well as an expensive one.
When you turn the fabric side to side, it has a sheen to it with another pattern. Jacquard fabrics are woven on a special loom which weaves the pattern into the fabric rather than printing it on like most fabrics are.
The fabric is silky soft and smooth and will caress ones body after slipping it on after a hard day of work. You will feel so luxurious in this beautiful set.
The peignoir has a wide flange on each side of the peignoir which travels down to give the peignoir volume. Mary McFadden's is known for her beautiful pleats in her designs. Wide 3/4 sleeves. 2 pockets in the side seams. Inside ties as well as loops on the outside but no belt. A wide white satin ribbon would be beautiful with this. The ends of the peignoir are have been rolled and finished with a diamond-like stitch for a unique touch.
The matching nightgown has a tiny yolk from which gathers travel down the nightgown for a full gown. Spaghetti straps. The back of the gown has more gathers for fullness plus a bit of elastic across the back for a good fit.
A lovely vintage luxury peignoir and nightgown set by Mary McFadden from the wonderful Neiman Marcus.
By: Mary McFadden Collection I - Neiman Marcus - Made in the U.S.A.
Size: Small and should will fit other sizes as well but go by the measurements
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: 52 all the way around but do not go to the max as it is supposed to draped with the fabric hanging freely
Shoulder to shoulder: 15
Length: 54 - 55
Bust: 34 - 38
Length: 53 - 54
Fabric: 100% poly
Care: Machine wash
Condition: Very good - Must not have been worn much as it looks very good. The former owner hemmed up the gown and the peignoir but it could easily be let down if you wished.
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