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c.1955 Dress and Jacket by Filette’s New York


Availability: In stock

A circa 1955 matching jacket and dress with the perfect 1950s Dior silhouette. Made in New York by Filette’s, this set is impeccably tailored for everyday glamour. The jacket is made from a black and cream novelty weave knit with a nipped waist, darted bustline and 3/4 length sleeves. The peter pan collar and  cuffs are made from black velvet with black satin lining which match nine black velvet and crochet buttons down the centre front closure. The peplum itself holds its shape with a stiff interlining, lined with black satin. Both the jacket and dress have a little bit of stretch due to the knit fabrics and are soft and comfortable to wear.

Your ideal little black dress is made from a soft and chunky knit with a high V-neck and an empire bodice defined by an inverse sweetheart line. The short sleeves are dolman style with no armseye seam. Underbust darts smooth over the stomach and glide into a gentle straight skirt which has an invert pleat at reverse hem. There is a long metal zip at centre back. It is unlined and has a simple rolled hem so could be taken up easily.

This set is ex-collection of FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and we have left their accession labels attached to both dress and jacket.

Fits like modern size XS

Measurements (lying flat):


Shoulder to shoulder 44cm

Underarm to underarm 41-46cm

Waist 38-42cm

Hips 43-48cm

Shoulder to hem 98cm

Arms Eye 19cm

Cuff/upper arm opening 15cm


Shoulder to shoulder 39cm

Underarm to underarm 46cm

Waist 35-36cm

Shoulder to hem 55cm

Arms Eye 24cm

Sleeve length 50cm

Label: “Styled by Filette’s New York”

Provenance: Sourced from U.S.A.

Condition: Excellent- 5 tiny brown marks scattered across jacket exterior and barely visible, small hole repair on front dress below bust detail.