Breaking News: The Wearer of the Easter Parade Dress, Found!

by Erin on April 27, 2006


Easter Parade Dress

Previously on A Dress A Day… noted blogger The Sartorialist took this lovely picture of a very stylish woman at the New York City Easter Parade. There was much speculation, here and elsewhere, about the exact provenance of her dress. Was is vintage? Was it reproduction? Was it a combination? The readers wanted to know!

Well, on today's exciting installment of A Dress A Day — the Easter Parade Dress Woman SPEAKS! Yes, thanks to the miracle of the Internet, where, any time Person A posts something that is even tangentially about Person B, a friend of Person B is bound to run across it and give Person B the heads-up. Sometimes, as in this case, it works for good. (Sometimes it works the other way, e.g. LiveJournal.)

The Easter Parade Dress Woman (EPDW for short, not that we'll ever have to use this again as I am about to reveal her name), Joie Gregory, kindly emailed to tell me that

"(the dress) is, in fact, a vintage late 50's Oleg Cassini couture, worn in honor of the late great designer for Jackie Kennedy. I altered nothing and isn't that green sensational? The green fabric is akin to a swimsuit material, and the rest is a heavy silk. I wore a voluminous petticoat so it would fall properly."

Joie went on to let me know that the New Look is her favorite time period, although she also has some 40s vintage, and (modestly) that's she's pleased that the dress has so many admirers. I'm pleased that A Dress A Day, your #1 news source for vintage dress speculation, was able to break this story (with the readers' help).

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Internet.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous April 27, 2006 at 8:48 am

That rocks! I ::heart:: teh intarweb.–Lydia

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Helen April 27, 2006 at 9:11 am

God love the internet. Small world getting smaller by the minute xx

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Gidget Bananas April 27, 2006 at 11:33 am

Let me say it again: what a great dress!

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meara April 27, 2006 at 12:46 pm

yay the power of the internet! although I’m oddly both a little sad to find out it came like that, and entranced to find out it came like that! :)

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Rooskie Dooskie April 27, 2006 at 1:23 pm

I just discovered your blog, and will be a regular reader. What a fun story! Now to read the rest of your posts!

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The Sartorialist April 27, 2006 at 1:53 pm

great follow-up!

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Sara April 27, 2006 at 3:07 pm

That dress is PURE HEAVEN. And I so need it. She looks amazing.

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Floridaprincess April 27, 2006 at 11:02 pm

I love this dress!!! Iam so pleased Erin, that you found out the history of the dress for us. Whoo- Hoo behold the power of the internet!!!

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kronprinz1918 May 3, 2006 at 7:21 pm

you have, unquestionably, the most charming blog on the internet …

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