1950s Helena Barbieri Black Bow Detailed Silk Crepe Dress
I am always so pleased to have a Helena Barbieri piece come into the shop as they are a rare label to find and each is very special. She designed evening and formal wear through the 1940s and into the late 1950s. Her work was always very feminine, with simple lines and using only the best fabrics. She then often added elaborate embellishments and detailing that took her dresses to a higher level and really gave them a touch of a Hollywood feel. This one is no exception and has beautifully tailored lines and a touch of extravagance with that large front bow detail despite its simple "little black dress" lines. The skirt is long and cut lean with a slight widening at the hem. The waist is details with that beautiful satin banding and the bodice fitted with short sleeves. The bow is set to wind and wrap around the front panels of fabric and the effect is wonderful and flattering. A fine dress that is easy to wear and timeless. Excellent condition
Fully lined with a black silky rayon and ribbon finished inner hem. Hand finishes. Closes with a back painted metal zipper.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 30" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.