Measurements (in inches, taken flat, doubled when necessary)
For reference, mannequins measures: 34, 25, 35. 5
My measurements: 34, 27, 37
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition except for small tear on back of fastener as shown in.
*Oopsie Daisies (other than age appropriate wear) include: None. All clothes are carefully hand-washed and air-dried unless otherwise noted.
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Let me tell you a little about the designer of this skirt, Jane Schaffhaussen Trimble. She was:
Royalty: Her father was writer Bravig Imbs. Her mother was a Latvian countess.
Beautiful: she worked as a child model for French high fashion designers.
Well-connected: she, was surrounded with writers and artists. Gertrude Stein was her godmother. Alice B. Toklas baked her cookies. Marcel Duchamp gave her drawing lessons and Henry Miller played children’s games with her.
Intelligent: she attended Vassar College, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Intrepid: unable to find on Seventh Avenue, or anywhere else, the kind of dresses she wanted "attractive, feminine, pretty everyday dresses" she started making them.
A woman obsessed with prints. Obviously, I mean, look at this skirt!
She had strong feelings about her aesthetic and brand. ″I hate suits. I am waging my own private war against suits,″ she said. ″Women should not look like men.″
"We still don’t sell neutral. No beige, never."
About her designs, she once unapologetically said with a slight French accent ″You either love it or hate it.″
So I guess that's the question. Does this skirt speak to you? Are you drawn to it? Do you appreciate the feminine florals and cheery colors?
If so, check the sizing below. Will it work?
Does it fit into your budget?
If so, then claim it, style it, and wear it.
And channel the french, feminine confidence of Mrs. Schaffhaussen who was—I think you can agree— anything but a Plain Jane.