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1970s Katja of Sweden Brown and White Mod Floral Jersey Cotton A-line Halter Dress Scandinavian Design / Small-Medium

1970s Katja of Sweden Brown and White Mod Floral Jersey Cotton A-line Halter Dress Scandinavian Design / Small-Medium

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1970s Katja of Sweden, mod floral jersey cotton a-line halter dress. The perfect easy breezy sundress, made of light weight cotton jersey, perfect for a summer day or dress us for cocktails with a pair of chunky heels. The pattern is a bold mod floral pattern in brown and gray on a white background. Collared halter, fitted bodice, nipped at the waist with a-line midi skirt. Back nylon zipper and unlined. Made by Katja of Sweden, circa 1970s, for more information about Katja’s wild history read below. In beautiful vintage condition, hand washed and ready to wear. The dress fabric has a lot of stretch and measured stretched and un-stretched. Photos taken on a size 6 mannequin  


Estimated modern women’s size Small-Medium

Bust 34-38"

Waist 24-34"

Hips 42-48

Length Shoulder to Waist 17"

Length Waist to Skirt Hem 36"

Skirt Sweep Across 38"

*Last photo is of a photoshoot of models wearing Katja of Sweden dresses circa 1960-1970s. Katja of Sweden born Karin Hallberg, 1920 in Ekeby, Sweden, is a Swedish fashion designer.After studying art and design at Konstfack and Beckmans in Stockholm, Sweden, Karin moved to New York City in 1946 to study fashion design at Parson's School of Design. There she married movie producer and director Rod E. Geiger who at the time was producing movies for Roberto Rosselini. Katja became close friends with Rosselini's wife Ingrid Bergman, and named a blouse after her that became a fashion hit. A New York Times article and NBC interview followed. She was the designer for Arthur Sportswear which used contractors including those in the Bronx which employed 50 seamstresses turning out her products. Being close friends with Charlie Chaplin, and Edward Dmytryk who was one of The Hollywood Ten, the Hollywood blacklist ordeal got Mr. Geiger in hot water. The couple moved to Huaröd in Sweden, where Katja of Sweden became a fashion sensation that lasted over 20 years.In 1975 the Geigers moved back to New York City, where Katja began designing home textiles, bed sheets, and kitchenware. "Katja shops" opened up in Macy's department store and Cannon Mills manufactured her designs under license. In the 1980s advertisements featuring Bob Hope and Larry Hagman sleeping in "Katja sheets" ran with the tagline "Two of the Most Famous Names in America Sleep Together" people, women, model, standing, waving, smiling April 1966. - Wiki

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