A truly wonderful and striking 1960's mini dress from the bridal department at Henri Bendel. Established in 1895, Henri Bendel was an American upscale women's specialty store based in New York City that sold high-end couture fashion. Henri Bendel was the first retailer to have its own fragrance, offer in-store makeovers and stage fashion show. Henri Bendel was the first retailer to sell Coco Chanel designs in the United States. Our sparkling ivory lace beauty is one of the best examples of late 1960's wedding fashion I have seen in a long time. The design was obviously inspired by the mod babydoll aesthetic which was the leading look at this time. The silhouette is a timeless slight empire shape and semi-sheer sleeves. Hundreds of sparkling rhinestones, in pink and clear, have been carefully placed to the embroidered soutache lace to add dazzling 3-dimensional texture. I adore the seductive mini length which works so well with all the shimmering detail. A timeless look for any modern vixen.
Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 36 inches
Total Length: 32 inches
This late 1960's Henri Bendel custom-made designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of wear is some darkening to the ivory lace which is inherent with age. Please message for detailed pictures. This garment is over 50 years old and is truly stunning!