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Vintage 1950's Harvey Berin Black Silk Lace Illusion Strapless Dress & Bolero



Breathtaking Harvey Berin designer black silk and chantilly lace party dress dating back to the mid 1950's. Harvey Berin opened his business in 1921, and by the 1940's he was an important name in women's fashion. His designer, Karen Stark, adapted the latest styles from Paris each season. They were best known for their ladylike evening dresses and ensembles. As Karen Stark said, "I like to use beautiful fabrics and unusual trimmings. I design for everyone, but always very feminine women." This particular dress was definitely inspired by a couture Christian Dior creation. The fabrics used are pure genius; black mid-weight silk with pink lining to give a wonderful sheer illusion effect through the French chantilly-lace. The bodice is a seductive petal-sculpt sweetheart boned strapless. I love how you get a totally different look with the gorgeous bow-tie cropped bolero jacket. The flattering hourglass nipped-waist full circle-skirt finishes this garment off with the perfect "new look" silhouette. A timeless look for an modern vixen! Measurements Bust:32-33 inches Waist:24 inches Hips:Full Sweep Length top to waist:10 inches Length waist to hem:27 inches This Harvey Berin designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working side metal-zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.


  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Bust: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Waist: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Style
    New Look (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3097798022

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