1950s HARVEY BERIN french lace applique dress xs | new spring
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable
Exquisite 1950's Harvey Berin by Karen Stark dress! Done in a hand appliqued all silk imported french lace. The lace is appliqued with tiny and larger flowers, iridescent leaves, pearls and rhinestones. Strapless style with scalloped bodice, fitted waist and full skirt. Bodice is fully lined with a sweetheart style boned corset. Skirt has a silk lining and that is lined with a wide stiff netting. Side metal zip. Hand laundered and ready to wear. We included a picture of Dior in 1949 with his Miss Dior dress that is remarkable similar!
"Harvey Berin opened his business in 1921, and by the 1940s his was an important name in ladies’ clothing. His designer was Karen Stark, who was the sister of Berin’s wife, Augusta. Stark adapted the latest styles from Paris each season. And even though Stark did the designing, Berin approved or rejected each design. They were best known for their feminine dresses and ensembles. Berin was a favorite of several First Ladies, including Pat Nixon and Ladybird Johnson." Vintage Fashion Guild
Brand: Harvey Berin by Karen Stark
Size on tag: None
Fits like: XS
Material: french lace/silk
Condition: Excellent Vintage: a few dark smudges on the the ivory silk lining that are not noticeable when worn and some green dots (likely from the green leaves)
Bust (underarm seam) : 33"
Total length: 44"