Dress, evening-style, of black silk taffeta. Strapless fitted bodice with sweetheart neckline and low-cut back. Natural waist. Long peplum covers hips in front; longer in back. Front of skirt has zigzag panels on each side that are created by turning the fabric back on itself. Floor-length underskirt.
The Zig-Zag line of 1948 featured dresses designed to convey "the movement and nervous character of a sketch." Here the turned-back panels of the stiff, silk skirt create a descending Z that holds its shape without an understructure