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Vintage 1950's Harvey Berin Embroidered Floral Ivory Silk Strapless Bridal Dress



Gorgeous Harvey Berin designer silk-satin formal dress dating back to the early 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 gowns 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 stunning embroidered ivory dress, purchased from Bonwit Teller, is a perfect example of their genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; sparkling ruby-red beadwork and velvet soutache embroidery in a rose floral motif on mid-weight silk satin. The bodice is a flirty low-cut plunge sculpted boned strapless. The flattering nipped-waist full skirting, with wide boarder detail, finishes this garment off with the perfect "new look" silhouette. A special vintage dress that is perfect of any upcoming modern wedding or formal event. Measurements Bust:36-37 inches Waist:28 inches Hips:Free Sweep Length top to waist:10 inches Length waist to hem:40 inches This Harvey Berin designer dress is in very good condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Only signs are wear are some minor faint spots to the skirt which are not noticeable when worn and one little repair. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.


  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Waist: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Style
    Strapless (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU30910760912

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