A Certain Smile / Vintage 1960s Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman White Mod Dress / XS/S
'I was young, I liked one man and another was in love with me. I had one of those silly little girlish problems to solve. I was feeling rather important. There was even a married man involved, and another woman: a little play with four characters was taking place in the springtime in Paris.'
- A Certain Smile, Francoise Sagan
Sophisticated 1960s white mod dress designed by Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman.
Chic tailored details, including floral emblem on the bodice, empire waist and two front side pockets.
Centre back metal zip enclosure.
The label Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman was established in 1959. Rodgers had previously designed for the movies, and later worked with Silverman at Martini, a dress company that did adaptations of Paris designs. Rodgers and Silverman continued this practice in their designs, and were known for their Americanized versions of Balenciaga designs. They did simple, but elegant dresses, often with a single decoration to add interest. They closed around 1978. In 1983, they donated their large clothing collection to Kent State University, where it formed the basis of their Museum’s collection of historical fashion.
Estimated Size: XS/S
Label: Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman
Fabric: Cotton/Linen / Acetate Lining
Condition: Very good vintage condition.
Vintage Flaws: Slight discoloration to emblem - very minor.
*All measurements are taken with the garment lying flat and doubled