This dress is so beautiful, and beautifully crafted by renowned designer Fira Benenson. Light blue metallic brocade in a geometric pattern. Short sleeves with dangling beading. Princess seaming. Slight A-line skirt. Dressmaker details throughout, including a fully attached organza lining and cotton waist stay with hook&eye closure. Nylon TALON back zip with 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 a 1940 Life magazine photo of the lovely designer at work.
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
(BDV SKU: 00098-001)
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