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Catherine Ogust Pastel Abstract Print Dress, Vintage 1980s

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Classic shirtdress style in a high-quality cotton pastel print.
Approx. Size: 6, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very Good.
Mark/Label: Penthouse Gallery by Catherine Ogust,...
  • Classic shirtdress style in a high-quality cotton pastel print.
    Approx. Size: 6, but please check measurements below
    Condition: Very Good.
    Mark/Label: Penthouse Gallery by Catherine Ogust, made in Japan.
    One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.
    • Beautiful shirt dress in a pastel abstract design in pink, lavender, turquoise, green and white.
    • Mandarin collar.
    • Five-button placket front.
    • Ball-shaped buttons are woven in matching fabric.
    • Three quarter length sleeves.
    • Classic shift style echoes the 1970s.
    • 100% cotton for comfortable summer wear. Handwash only.

    Approximate Measurements Taken Flat: 
    Shoulder: 16" (40.5 cm)
    Bust: 19" (48 cm)
    Waist: 18" (45 ½ cm)
    Hip: 20" (51 cm)
    Length – Center Back: 44 ½” (113 cm)
    Sleeves: 16 ½ (42 cm)
    Sleeve opening: 7 ½" (19 cm)


    Artist Catherine Ogust began her company in the late 1960s when she couldn’t find dresses she liked. Before launching Penthouse Gallery she was known for producing licensed ceramic reproductions of Pablo Picasso plates. Primarily known for bold prints and bright solid colors, she had her fashions manufactured in Japan under the label Penthouse Gallery. Ogust’s most famous designs were in the 1980s.
    Her classic shift dresses in were a breath of fresh area, unstructured and sans shoulder pads. Her designs were manufactured in Japan of 100% cotton from large paintings. Round woven fabric buttons were handmade in China.Penthouse Gallery prints and solid color dresses were available in three dress lengths: the Tunic above the knee; the Forever Dress just below the knee and the Caftan that was floor length. With 125 prints available, many women were avid collectors.

    Ogust aptly named her Forever Dress stating, “When they are too old to wear, like in 100 years, you can sleep in them, and they may wear out after 1,000 years.


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