Frank Usher evening dress

Frank Usher evening dress

Evening dress, Crimplene, designed by Frank Usher, about 1972-75

Frank Usher established his business in toward the end of the war in 1944, during a time of severe, economic austerity. The brand offered a sophisticated, couture-like style at an affordable price, even when clothes were still being rationed on coupons.

The 1970s was a very successful period for the company. They focused on making clothes for special occasions and they still produce stylish and affordable garments like this today. The brand is now recognised as one of the most coveted collector's labels

Gift of Brenda Snell, 1988
1988.202.41