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Make a statement with this one-of-a-kind gently trapeze style maximalist dress - An original Australian label Sharene, from the iconic designer dubbed the 'Australia's Pantsuit Pioneer', Simon Shinberg, his garments "were the very essence of style and sophistication" . This unique luxe sixties dress is in excellent condition and such a beautiful example of fashion history. The fabric alone is a great example of the unique beauty and the focused presentation of a considered design. Note the delicate tailoring, attention to detail and, the quality craftmanship in this wonderful piece.

The style and fit ensure this is a 'keeper' for the long haul. Flattering the body and easy to dress up or down. Take this event worthy dress to centre stage and all wyes will be for you in pure envy!

Pair this exceptional piece with strappy heels and you'll be the belle of the ball

A museum quality piece, why not grab yourself a vintage designer steal! Elsewhere this label can be found listed for more than $350 USD

Circa: 1940 - 1970
: Stylists Private Collection
Label: Sharene Creations

Fabric: Lurex with metallic detailing
Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love

Modern Size Indicator*:
 12 - 14
Measurement: Bust 44 cm, Waist 50 cm unstretched, Hip 58 cm (Laid flat)
Vintage Size Indicator: 16

Fit: Tailored at bust
Fixture: Original

DESIGNER INFORMATION: A renown Melbournian designer, Simon Shinberg created Sharene Creations in the 1950s. He came from a family of high end clothing manufacturers commencing 1940's and business owners with premises in Howie Court. Known as the 'Pantsuit Pioneer' for his dedication and innovative approach to this style. He designed a line of of costumes for British Performer 'Sabrina' in for 1957 tour of Australia. More information about the designer can be found here

NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. Colors may display differently on various devices.

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as seen or noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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