Ursula Rickenbacher passed away in 2021 but left behind a legend of couture made in USA:
“The Swiss native grew up in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. She moved to New York City at 23 with little money but big dreams to become a dressmaker. Rickenbacher worked in an office to get by but crocheted and sold hats on the side. After making enough money to launch her first collection, she watched every piece be sold. Over time, she etched out a name for herself in Manhattan. She was often called her by nicknames such as the Queen of Lace or Founding Mother of the Special Occasion…. ” From the Albany Times.
This divine Ursula of Switzerland vintage dress features a “devoré” velvet overlay on a black silk base fabric.
The velvet is in floral design and is in a deep beige color with an asymmetric black overlay on the front and back.
It has V neck with full sleeves and deep back with zip closure.
With double layered skirt.
Excellent condition (9/10). No marks, no pulls. The pearl on the buttons has worn off.
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