Highly collectible late 1960s or early 1970s signed mod maxi dress designed by Gene Berk. Long sleeve gown features drop waist and tuxedo shirtwaist styling in a geometric and flower power print of olive greens and acid yellow with touches of black and white. Five covered buttons plus double hook&eye under the pointed collar at front. Deep walking slits at either side. Well made, with tape at hem and cuffs. Unlined. Stretchy nylon knit fabric is easy care and comfortable. Union made in the U.S.A. From the Gilbert estate.
Labels: Paganne Gene Berk, remnant of 1963-'74 ILGWU tag
Gene Berk founded Paganne in 1968. His mod, vibrantly colored and patterned tunics, minis, and maxis were popular with celebrities and frequently featured in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Today Paganne is re-establishing itself, introducing a new line with each item hand-signed by Berk. Meanwhile, its vintage pieces are increasingly sought after by collectors.
Fiber/Care: "Ban-Lon Textralized" nylon, washable
Condition: tiny pull in left sleeve as shown
*This maxi dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
- labeled a vintage size 8, but please go by the following as sizing has changed -
bodice to drop-waist seam: 20.5"/52cm
bust: <36"/91.5cm (plenty of stretch)
natural waist: ~32"/81.25cm
at drop-waist seam: 34"/86.25cm
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