A Maggy Rouff Haute Couture Dinner Dress Circa 1950
Cocktail or dinner dress in black silk ottoman from the famous designer house Maguy Rouff around 1950. Dress called Redingote, open and buttoned in front, mid-length at 35 cm from the ground like the designer house Worth and in opposition to the designer house Christian Dior which was 18 cm from the ground. Superb shiny silk ottoman in canvas weave. Very elaborate fitted cut hugging the hips, work of pleats on the bust and back, and box pleats in flares on the sleeves and at the bottom of the skirt at the back. Beautiful asymmetry of the collar and the removable over-collar in white organdy decorated with a braid. Silhouette marked at the hips obtained by the work of the side pockets which are cut in bias. Complete with buttons covered in black waxed leather. No lining and interior belt in grosgrain. Label white background black graphics Maguy Rouff 25, avenue Matignon Paris Modèle déposé Made in France. No defect noted. Excellent condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 Height 115 cm Shoulders 41 cm Collar 10 cm Sleeve 45 cm Chest 84 cm Waist 66 cm Hips 98 cm
Maggy Rouff is a great french Haute Couture designer house, whose real name is Maggy Anna de Wagner, of Belgian and Austrian origin (1896-1971). She worked in Paris at Drecoll in 1912 and bought Maison Rouff in 1929 and named her Maggy Rouff. Since nicknamed "the Architect of Haute Couture" by the press, she excels in cutting and asymmetry. She retired to Cannes in 1948, and her daughter the Comtesse de Dancourt continued the creation of the House at 25 avenue Matignon in Paris. Maison Maggy Rouff closed its doors in 1979.