Vintage Grey Wool Secretary Dress 1950s Richard Cole 34-25-36

$ 224.00 $ 299.00

Fabulous " Mad Men" era  design in 100% fine wool of steel gray.
The bodice has one piece 3/4 sleeves with gussets, a fully open front with covered button closure, and a large collar. The skirt i tight pencil style.Only the skirt is lined and only quarter lined.It has 2 labels, one " Richard Cole" and one for the shop, called "Pompian". It's a great "secretary" dress, ala Mad Men.

Marked Size: none, but estimate 4 based on measurements.

Bust: 34”
Waist: 25”
Hips: 36”
Shoulder: 17”
Sleeve from shoulder: 18”
Sleeve from underarm: 13”
Length: 40”
Length (shoulder to waist): 15”
Length (waist to hem): 25”

CONDITION: Excellent

Here is some info on Richard Cole you may find helpful:

Richard Cole was a Seventh Avenue dress maker, starting in 1952 and lasting at least into the 1960s. Cole got his training at the dress manufacturing firm of Sheila-Lynn, which was owned by his father, Arthur Cole. After several years of training he opened his own business. Richard Cole was never the designer, but instead employed various designers including Alan Phillips, Charles Howard and Ruth Goodelman.
In 1967, Richard Cole was named president of a division at the Manhattan Shirt Company, Lady Manhattan.
Written by Lizzie Bramlett, courtesy of The Vintage Fashion Guild