$ 227.00 $ 325.00
Everyone's favorite boob forward, carnation-wearing print is back! Introducing the Charlotte Dress in "I'll Be Wearing a Red Carnation." This is the newest installment in our collaboration with iconic artist Francine Dressler. This dress is available in a limited run and exclusive to our website.
- V-front button sleeveless shift dress
- Optional waist sash
- Side seam hip pockets. Unlined
- 100% cotton oxford
- Slightly oversized fit
- I'll Be Wearing a Red Carnation print by artist Francine Dressler
- Runs slightly big. If between sizes, size down.
- Model is 5'9" wearing a size 4
- Francine Dressler inspired sleeveless shift dress exclusive to rachelantonoff.com
This item is Final Sale and not eligible for return or exchange.
A note from Rachel...
I first fell in love with Francine Dressler in my Grandma Ann's bathroom in Fort Lee, NJ. Grandma Ann's powder room (since redone in tonal corals) was jet black, ivory, and gold. Peeing in there felt like being in a glamorous panther's den, it was exquisite. There was just one 'pop of color' in the den and it was in a piece of art hanging on the wall adjacent to the shiny black toilet ('shitter', for those of you reading this on the upper east side). The piece, titled 'I'll Be Wearing a Red Carnation', was mostly black and white, with naked (naked!) women in rows, big smiles on their faces. One of every few women was sporting a red carnation just above her boobs. At the bottom was a signature: 'Francine Dressler, November 11th, 1979'. Jack and I loved it so much. When we were young, the boobs were hilarious. As we got older, we started to appreciate it as a true Grandma Ann talisman. We began wishing each other a 'Happy Francine Dressler Day' every November 11th (this is still in my calendar).
In 2013, I asked Grandma Ann if I could borrow the Dressler for a shoot. Taking it off the wall felt irreverent, like grabbing a Torah from the ark at the wrong time.
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