Jacques Heim | FD114

Vintage 1950s Jacques Heim Black Velvet Cocktail Dress, Extra Small

A real collector's item from legendary French couture designer Jacques Heim.
Approximate Size: XS but please check measurements below.
Condition: Minor wear commensurate...

  • A real collector's item from legendary French couture designer Jacques Heim.
    Approximate Size: XS but please check measurements below.
    Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. Loose hem has been repaired and the partially loose label has been reattached.
    Mark/Label: Jeunes Filles designed by Jacques Heim
    One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.

    • Luxurious black velvet cocktail dress by famed couturier Jacques Heim.
    • Sleeveless with bateau or boat neckline.
    • Slightly nipped waist.
    • Back closes with hook and eye under a velvet bow.
    • There is a large cutout in the back below the bow.
    • This dress is extremely small, especially through the bust line so please check the measurements. 
    Jacques Heim was a prominent French fashion and costume designer. He was also known for his furs. From 1930 to his death in 1967, he ran House of Jacques Heim. The company closed in 1969. Heim's Jeunes Filles collection for younger women was introduced in 1936. He was way ahead of his time when in 1932, he introduced one of the first versions of the two-piece swimsuit, a design he called the Atome.

    Measurements Taken Flat:
    Shoulders: 13" (33 cm)
    Bust: 14" (35.5 cm)
    Waist: 11" (28 cm)
    Hips: 13" (33 cm)
    Length – Center Back: 26" (66 cm)

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  • When is a size 12 not a size 12? When it‘s vintage.

    Today’s sizes have very little correlation to clothing size labels from past decades.   Over the past 20+ years designers and manufacturers have fed our egos by making standard size numbers smaller and smaller. Back in the 1960s there was no size 0.  The smallest size was a 6. Plus today’s men and women are fitter, taller and have much more muscle tone of than people of earlier eras. Even today‘s undergarments make a difference. Today’s woman isn’t corseted, girdled or wearing a stiff bra. So even the thinnest of people sometimes have trouble with vintage sizing.


    When shopping for vintage clothing at MadgesHatbox look at the “measured flat” sizing in each vintage clothing listing.  This means the garment was lying on a table and measurements were taken from side-to-side. To compare, pull a like piece from your own closet. Place it flat on a table and measure across the front at the shoulders, bust, waist and hips. The bust measurement is taken directly under the armpit. It’s also a good idea to measure your sleeve length from the end of the shoulder to the wrist.


    Keep these measurements handy and to be safe sure you are buying from a reputable shop like MadgesHatbox that accepts returns. If you have specific questions send us an email or give us a call at 404 850-1757 and we are happy to help.  You can read our complete return policy here.



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