Mod styling in a high-quality cocktail dress from the 1960s. Heavy black crepe. Five pavé rhinestone buttons decorate the jewel-neck, short-sleeve, empire bodice. Bust darts. Figure-flattering seaming highlight the slight A-line silhouette. Fully lined. Nylon Scovill back zip. From the Harris estate.
Labels: Ben Barrack New York, 1963-'74 Union label
background, written by our friend Lizzie Bramlett at The Vintage Traveler, courtesy Vintage Fashion Guild (excerpted):
Ben Barrack (1906-1996) owned a mid-priced Seventh Avenue fashion house that specialized in petites. He was a charter member of the New York Dress Institute, which was formed in 1940. His wife, Florence, was the designer at Ben Barrack until 1969.
Fiber/Care: unknown, heavy crepe may be rayon or possibly a wool blend, dry-clean
Condition: a few of the tiny rhinestones have been re-glued and a couple are high-quality replacements
*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
bust: 36"/91.5cm plus darts
empire waist: 35"
natural waist: 33.5"/85cm
length: 41"/104cm shoulder to hem
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