helena barbieri

1950s Silk Brocade Helena Barbieri Set

Helena Barbieri pieces are as rare as rare can be and I am blessed to have had some wonderful examples on the site and now this stunning dress & jacket set! This piece is a cocktail length version and is constructed from a rich, luxurious, green tinged gold silk brocade that is shot through with a wonderful gold thread design. The cut is very simple, the skirt is a long and lean pencil silhouette with the most subtle of pleats set in at the sides of the waist so that is has just a touch of fullness through the hips. A pretty inverted V detail contours the nipped in waist. The bodice has high neck, simple lines and is a scooped V at the back, mimicking the V detail on the front waist. The jacket is a study in constraint with a simple box cut and† hidden closures. Only on simple tie at the neck adds any decoration. Barbieri specialized in evening & cocktail wear and its easy to see why her pieces are so highly prized. The construction of this set is impeccable. Stunning and in excellent condition!

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