EXQUISITE VINTAGE '50s KAREN STARK FOR HARVEY BERIN SILK SATIN NAVY BELL COCKTAIL EVENING DRESS WITH METAL ZIPPER
An exquisite vintage 1950s navy silk cocktail dress designed by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin.
This dress is exceptionally well made and it is just beautiful. The color is a dark, dark navy - almost a black shade. Surplice bodice with a cute little bow on the bodice. There is a lining inside the bodice which looks similar to the top of a slip or bustier so you do not need to wear a bra if you wish. There is a photo of this showing the "slip" with tiny straps. Matching bows on the pleated bell sleeves. Large bell skirt with an attached net crinoline. The attached net crinoline is composed of two layers of net with additional 6" puffs of netting on the side to make the bell shape stand out as well as 2 hooks and eyes for closure. Metal zipper in back. "Designed by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin" tag inside the bell skirt along with a tag that says "All Silk" and another "Howland - Swanson". Ladies Intl Garment Workers tag inside the dress. Vintage pinked seams.
4" hem in case it needs to be let down. Lots of very lovely extras on this exceptional evening cocktail dress!
Absolutely beautiful and would be stunning for any formal affair, a cruise or a holiday party.
By: Designed by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin - Howland - Swanson
Size: 8 but this is not modern day Size 8 so go by the measurements. It is much smaller. The dress is shown on my size 6 model but I could not completely zip up the dress in back so make sure you check the measurements as this is for a very small person
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Fabric: Silk Satin
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good - some of the bodice lining has shattered and split in the bodice but it is not anything that can be seen from the outside and does not affect the wearing of the dress - lining has faded which no one can see.
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