This yummy evening dress was designed by Jo Copeland for Patullo in 1962. Made of pleated black crepe with criss-crossed bands forming the neckline and falling to a bow at the back. The raised waistline was fashion news in 1962. Notice how it allows the pleats to hug the body so the dress fits in a way reminiscent of a Fortuny Delphos. The dress sold for about $200 in 1962 ($1565.00 in today's dollar.)
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