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
Dramatic and macabre skull necklace by Knight & Hammer. We adore this bold opera length necklace, with black enamel chain accented by four brilliant, polished gold skulls. Wear to the opera (and scandalize!) or over that perfect white tee with jeans (and scandalize!). A truly flexible necklace!
We're really feeling an Alexander McQueen / Damian Hirst "For the Love of God" rhinestone skull vibe from this piece.
40 in. (1016 mm)
Simply astounding evening dress ensemble by Pauline Trigere. The ensemble consists of a dramatic skirt and matching cardigan. The skirt is maxi length with an A - line silhouette and narrow waistband. The cardigan is hip length, with long sleeves and an open front. The ensemble is fabulous, with sheer black base and scalloped devore burnout velvet that shimmers beautifully. Wear with a black silk romper (or our listed silver lame Pauline Trigere romper!) topped with the cardigan tucked wrap - like into the skirt for some 70s studio 54 fabulousness!