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1960s Daring Gown with Rhinestone Drop Neckline / Waist 40

1960s Daring Gown with Rhinestone Drop Neckline / Waist 40

Regular price $286.00 USD
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In the late 50s, Richard Blackwell debuted his clothing line, "Mr. Blackwell", and wrote himself into fashion history. His designer dresses sold for $800-$1,000 and became a huge success. Yvonne DeCarlo, Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Lamour, Jane Russell, and former California first lady Nancy Reagan were among the esteemed clients of the "House of Blackwell", which ran for nearly two decades.

Mr. Blackwell was also the premiere fashion critic for the elite. He began the "Worst Dressed List" in 1960s, which followed into the Best Dressed List. 

Furthermore, he was the official fashion critic for the Academy Awards until his death. Hence, His own line was a very successful 40 year fashion label, that always sought for perfection. The pieces resemble haute couture workmanship.

Bust 46"
Waist 40"
Hips 50"
Length 56"

Label: Mr. Blackwell, Custom

Condition:  Excellent Vintage Condition, a beautifully made and constructed gown. Please note, this is garment is larger than the dress form and has been clipped into shape. If you would like photos of the dress 'unclipped', please reach out. 

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