From the 1960s, a light blue metallic brocade shift in a geometric pattern
- Short sleeves with dangling beading.
- Princess seaming.
- Mod styling with shorter length and slight A-line skirt.
- Dressmaker details throughout, including a fully attached organza lining and cotton waist stay with hook&eye closure.
- Closes with back zip and top hook&eye.
Background: Fira Benenson designed couture-quality clothing for New York luxury department store Bonwit-Teller from the 1940s to 60s. Grace Kelly wore her designs. Click here to see one of her designs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Labels: Fira Benenson New York
Fiber/Care: unknown high-quality metallic brocade, lining probably silk, dry-clean only
Condition: there are a few beads missing from the sleeves. the tag was dangling and has been retacked. otherwise, perfect
*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
waist: 32"/81.25cm at approximate natural waist
length: 39.5"/100.25cm shoulder to hem
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