1960s Beaded Jeweled Silk Dress M-L by Designer Karen Stark for Harvey Berin. Minty, clean and ready to wear. Mid Century marvel!
Measurements in inches: Bust up to 36, waist up to 28, hip up to 38, Length from shoulder to hem 36 with a 2-1/2 inch hem allowance,across upper back 17 and, armhole opening 16 inches around.
Gorgeous vintage cocktail, party dress circa 1965.
Impeccably designed dress, has a bateau neckline in front and scooped in the back. Sleeveless dress of true pink silk has a very slight texture. (high end fabric.)
This sleeveless beauty is fully lined in smooth, lightweight fabric that is either a very fine polyester or silk. (unable to test).
The darted bodice, both front and back is beaded. It has pink and clear glass crystals, pink prong set rhinestones and clear glass seed beads with a mercury lining. These are all done on a lacy background with pink soutache thread. Intricate, sparkly and superbly done.
Bodice is attached to the skirt at the natural waistline with soft gathering. There are no darts in the skirt. Side, front pockets are set into the seam, appearing invisible. This is an exquisite design.
Back center, metal zipper works great. There are belt loops but no belt. Pink satin ribbon or a length of silk will do very well.
Karen Stark was principle designer for the Harvey Berin label in the from the 1950s - 1970s. Karen Stark won the prestigious Coty Fashion Award in 1952.
Her high end fashions were featured in Vogue, Bazaar and were worn by First Ladies and Movie Stars.
This dress is in above excellent condition with no tears, holes, odors or signs of significant wear. The lining of the glass beads have aged as have the prongs holding the rhinestones; showing some wear. There is very, very slight fading under the arms. This is only visible under very strong light.
There is no odor of any kind. From a smoke free home.
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1960s Beaded Jeweled Silk Dress M-L Karen Stark