This immaculately presented John Hilton dress is so comfortable and warm to wear thanks to its soft wool and classic styling! The perfect addition to stylish wardrobe and at least 50 years young.
Look at the stunning detailing from neck to waist with cute buttons - so Mary Quant! This one is sure to be on wardrobe repeat and looks of envy wherever you go.
So easy to pair with jackets, boots or pumps to create a chic fashion forward look.
Circa:1940 - 1970 Origin: Private Collection AU Label: John Hilton
Fabric: Wool Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love. Very small repair to skirt and, tiniest chipping of gold on buttons (as shown) however this does not detract from wearing and button could be addressed with gold nail polish to repair.
Modern Size Indicator*: 10 - 12 Measurement: Bust 46 cm, Waist 43 cm, Hip 52 cm (Laid flat) Vintage Size Indicator: 14 Fit: Tailored Fixture: Original
DESIGNER INFORMATION: John and Emil Hilton opened a design house in 1947 and was one of the first to export Australian fashion to Japan, as well as to Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and United States. A pioneer in the use of wool in women’s dresses, John J Hilton was the recipient of fashion awards, including the Australian Wool Award. The company's slogan was "It's a Honey, it's a Hilton". Hilton clothes were sold in all department stores. At its peak it made made more than 300,000 garments a year and Hilton was regarded as a doyen of the industry.
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Our vintage items are rated as follows:
Excellent: Near-or new quality, with no noted flaws often in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock)
Very Good:May have some minor issue, as noted
Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or do 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
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