Thursday, January 12, 2012

Patrick de Barentzen Dress - 1961

My oh my, I would not have guessed this dress was as early as 1961, but those Italian designers tend to surprise me quite frequently.  This dress by Patrick de Barentzen is fashioned of black and white silk shantung.  The back is held together with a black ribbon.  Originally came with a matching jacket (but of course!)  Even though the dress is backless, the woman who wore it would not have gone bra-less.  Not in 1961!  Either she is wearing a backless corset or the dress has one built into it.

5 comments:

Mary said...

Splendid! She belongs in a James Bond film. A Sean Connery of course. Diamonds are forever! :)

Anonymous said...

her high hair gives away the 60s date.

stephanie / those tricks said...

oh boy I love this dress!!
Now I must bounce to google the designer.

Peter Fox Shoes said...

Love everything about it.....the hair, the dress, the make-up, the shoes. So cool, this is such a great era.

Eyestylez said...

Love this dress and that looks like Chita Rivera wearing the dress.

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