1950's Harvey Berin Chiffon & Lace Pleated Strapless Capelet Dress


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1950's Harvey Berin Chiffon & Lace Pleated Strapless Capelet Dress

$950.00 USD

ID: 0411192

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

Breathtaking Harvey Berin designer black silk-chiffon and lace party dress dating back to the mid 1950's. Harvey Berin opened his business in 1921, and by the 1940's he was an important name in women's fashion. His designer, Karen Stark, adapted the latest styles from Paris each season. They were best known for their ladylike evening dresses and ensembles. As Karen Stark said, "I like to use beautiful fabrics and unusual trimmings. I design for everyone, but always very feminine women." This particular dress was definitely inspired by an haute-couture Christian Dior creation. The fabrics used are pure genius; French chantilly-lace illusion and high-quality silk chiffon which has also been micro-pleated. The bodice is a seductive low-cut plunge sweetheart strapless with optional cropped capelet. I love how you get two totally differents with that gorgeous overlay. The flattering hourglass nipped-waist full scalloped circle-skirt finishes this garment off with the perfect "new look" silhouette. A timeless look for an modern vixen!

Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: Full Sweep
Length top to waist: 10 inches
Length waist to hem: 32 inches

This Harvey Berin designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.