1960s Joseph Stein by Muriel Reade Wool Black and Red Arrow Accent Mod Dress

Muriel Reade


Striking black and red knit dress by Muriel Reade for Joseph Stein. The dress features a loose A - line silhouette with long sleeves and a tight jewel collar. The narrow waist of the dress is accented by a wide black belt with buckle - like arrow detail and adjacent gold - tone baroque button. The sleeves of the dress, as well as the back of the neck feature the same arrow with button design element. Great attention to detail and fabulous understated design motif repeated throughout. Completely lined in black silk.

Joseph Stein was founded in the early 1920s, and focused on coats and knitwear. In the 1960s, the company sought to reinvent itself, hiring designer Muriel Reade to help refresh their looks and expand their range of garments.

Muriel Reade spent her career working for fashion houses in New York city, making a name for herself as a distinguished suit and coat couturier. Samples of her work can be found in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Clients included: Sharon Rockefeller, Pat Nixon, Mary Anne Harrison Lindsay

  • Country of Origin
    United States
  • Condition
  • Materials & Techniques
    Zip Button Buttonhole Wool Silk
  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    36 Inches
    32 Inches
    36 Inches
    Total Length
    41 Inches
  • Size Chart

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