Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jo Copeland Evening Dress - 1958


Jo Copeland designed this stunning evening gown in 1958 and it was featured in a full page ad for Bonwit Teller.  "Almondine, my beauty...ravishing almond green satin that sweeps up front, down in back with fringed satin panels trailing.  The bodice is a shimmer of metallic ribbon."  Note how carefully the ribbons are layered to follow the lines of the fitted bodice.  Matching opera length gloves?  Yes, please.

3 comments:

BetterDressesVintage said...

Splendid.

p.s. Have you read her daughter's memoir? Fascinating:
http://www.amazon.com/Mommy-Dressing-story-after-fashion/dp/B0006I5I3A

My Kinda Vintage said...

It's always interesting how styles come back in fashion - these high-low style skirts are super popular now.

Mad Scientist said...

this is one of the ones you wish was in colour

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