1930s French Pin Up Short Shorts
Sporty 1930s cotton shorts. Satin jacquard lined waistband, Chrome Eclair zipper- a brand of very early zipper favored by Chanel, Hermes and other high end fashion houses. Notice how the zipper is left exposed instead of hidden, In the early 30s zips were still a novelty and the designer of these shorts has featured it. Pleated waist. High cut legs with cuffed hem. Tab over waistband fastens with a chrome hook and snap. From the estate of a former Paris Opera Ballerina who owned a cliff perched villa at Nice. She likely wore these with white suede platform sandals from the same period in her wardrobe. Beautiful clean condition. Waist 24" Rise 12" Hips 37"