The skirt was recently dry-cleaned, few faint spots noted and shows, see last pictures for details. The zipper is a bit sticky due to the age, but works, can be replaced if you wish.
Overall great condition for such age skirt. Bob Bugnand was born in France and worked as chief designer for Jacques Heim and Robert Piquet. As the story goes, in 1957, after realizing many of his clients were wealthy Americans, he opened his couture salon in New York City providing custom couture Parisian tailored fashions for the wealthiest women including the Duchess of Windsor, Mrs. Lyn Revson (Revlon), socialite and philanthropist Mrs. Samuel Peabody and Jacqueline Kennedy.
His fashions are extremely rich and dramatic, often including fine embroidery and beadwork on fairly simple silhouettes. Firestone wrote a letter to a her friend in Paris stating Bob Bugnand, who is in New York now entirely and makes only for a very few people, does all my work. You will see a simple Bugnand pieces donated to the Metropolitan Museum (MET) Costume Institute (search online).Bob Bugnand, born Antoine Bugnand, began his career designing for Jacques Heim and Robert Piquet. He opened his own couturier in Paris in the 1950s and later opened a shop in New York where he was popular among society women who wanted made to measure dresses and suits. His shop was able to produce 50 original designs each month for private clients making him popular among those who desired French fashions without a transatlantic trip. His smartly tailored suits were worn by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy. His innovative reversible jackets and intricately beaded dresses combined with his expert knowledge of construction made the wearer the focal point with the dress coming second. The item "Bob Bugnand Skirt 29 Waist 8 M Full Length Party Special Occasion Vnt 1960 RARE" is in sale since Saturday, February 11, 2017.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women's Clothing\Skirts". The seller is "eugefunk" and is located in Hudson, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.