Vintage 1950s Jacques Heim Dress, Black Velvet, XXS


A real collector’s item from legendary French couture designer Jacques Heim.
Approximate Size: XXS but please check the measurements below.
Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. The loose hem has been repaired and the partially loose label has been reattached.
Mark/Label: Jeunes Filles designed by Jacques Heim.
One-of-a-kind vintage item – Buy Now.

1 in stock


A rare opportunity to own a couture dress by  Jacques Heim.

Velvet Dress Details

  • Luxurious black velvet cocktail dress by famed couturier Jacques Heim.
  • Sleeveless with bateau or boat neckline.
  • Slightly nipped waist.
  • Back closes with hook and eye under a velvet bow.
  • There is a large cutout in the back below the bow.
  • This dress is extremely small, especially through the bust line so please check the measurements.


Measurements Taken Flat (cm):
Shoulders: 13″ (33)
Bust: 14″ (35.5)
Waist: 11″ (28)
Hips: 13″ (33)
Length – Center Back: 26″ (66)

mint condition vintage

About Jacques Heim

Jacques Heim was a French fashion designer, born on January 29, 1899, in Paris, France. Heim studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and later opened a fashion house in the city. He became known for his elegant and sophisticated designs, which were popular among the upper class.

In 1946, Heim designed what is considered to be the first modern bikini. He named it “Atome,” which means atom in French, to reflect the atomic age in which it was created. The bikini was a two-piece swimsuit that showed more skin than any previous swimsuit, and it caused a sensation when it was first introduced.

Heim continued to design clothing for women throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and his fashion house remained popular among wealthy clients. He retired in the early 60s and passed away in 1967.

Today, Heim is remembered as a pioneering designer who helped to revolutionize women’s fashion with his daring designs, including the iconic bikini.

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