Gorgeous 1960's Jon Mandl silk 'Asian warrior and floral' motif evening dress. The dress was originally purchased at Helen Morrell, an exclusive boutique in Wurtsboro, NY. Scoop neckline that falls into a V at center front. A matching fabric belt with a bow lands at the waistline where the bodice is met with the skirts adjoining box pleats. The pleats recede, letting the skirt have a straight silhouette to the floor. The belt has a hook and eye closure at center front. Zipper and hook and eye closures at center back.
Modern US Size L (12-14)
Hem can be lengthened 1 1/2 inches
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PLACE OF ORIGIN
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D 56 in.
D 142.24 cm
40 in. (101.6 cm)
33 in. (83.82 cm)
56 in. (142.24 cm)
Delightfully colorful evening dress by Dynasty! The dress is maxi length, with long sleeves, and an A - line silhouette. The fitted bodice begins at the natural waist, and features an illusion neckline with a true jewel neckline. The long, sheer sleeves gather at the cuff and fasten with two buttons. The skirt is marvelously long and voluminous, allowing for the oversized floral print in pinks, reds, and purples to be fully appreciated. The dress is lined and absolutely beautiful.
Take a look at this incredible staple from Herve Leger!
In the late 80s he took claim as the popularizer of the body con dress.
This dress is composed of horizontally knit pieces then serged together create a color blocked, futuristic look.
Grey knit fabric lines contour throughout to further distinguish the shape! Zipper closure at the back.
Remarkably designed dress from Geoffrey Beene!
This dress features an iridescent silk that truly catches the eye! It opens at the front with hidden zipper closure and also slightly ballooned sleeves that are finished with long cuffs. The dress has pockets. The hem is quilted. It also features deep inverted pleating to create dimension .
Geoffrey Beene began his career in the 1950s, designing under numerous New York houses including Teal Traina, finally opening his own label in 1963. Beene was incredibly conscious of the human body, and was particularly regardful of the figure in motion - as Beene once said “clothing is nothing until it hits the body." His designs were created to work with the client’s body, encasing it lightly and giving it a more artful structure. Beene's reinterpretations of dress formality, use of synthetics, and unusual combination of materials (accessories in acrylic and diamonds, for example), set him aside from his contemporaries who focused on the business of fashion, rather than the artistry of fashion.
Length: 49.5 in. (125.73 cm)
Marked Size: 4 See measurements (US)
Bust: 35 in. (88.9 cm)
Waist: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
Hip: 42 in. (106.68 cm)