Yukon Shirt Dress

Sold only in the Spring 1988 Catalogue, the Yukon Dress seems a little late in coming. The sibling to the Yukon Shirt, which dates back to 1982 seems a logical choice for a company that loves its shirt dresses.

From the Spring 1988 Catalogue: “This is the tale of a shirt that grew into a dress. A modern saga that starts with our Yukon shirt–long-sleeved and long on comfort, but alas, too short to wear solo. so we’ve taken everything that’s best about the shirt–cozy, pigment-dyed cotton and easy, forgiving knit–and made a bit more of it. The result is a soft stretch of a traveling dress: comfortable, easygoing. And so a good short story becomes a tall tale with a happy ending.”

This example was gifted to Abandoned Republic from the collection of Mel and Patricia Ziegler.

About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

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