Dress with guipure lace bodice

The Siltex label was established by Polish refugee Maria Goodgeld in 1948. By 1958, she employed 50 staff, including the Siltex designer Jean Llewellyn who "worked her way up via what was then the most common route: machinist to cutter, cutter to cutter-designer, and eventually designer in her own right" (The Dress Circle, 2010, page 96).


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Niki Bezzant
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Designer: Jean Llewellyn
Garment type: Dress
Material: Plain weave silk fabric (dress), guipure lace (bodice)
Features: The bodice is overlaid with guipure lace.
Label: Siltex
Date: 1960s