Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Betty Barclay Dress - 1960

The Betty Barclay line was one of the many labels owned by the Jonathan Logan Group. The line is still in existence today in Europe. In 1955, Max Berk of Heidelberg, Germany bought the license to distribute Betty Barclay clothing in Europe. In 1972, he bought the line outright. Today, Betty Barclay stores can be found in Germany, Austria, and Slovakia and Betty Barclay clothes are sold throughout Europe.

The image above is from Spring, 1960. The full skirted dress had a printed bodice with a belt to match. Over that, the little bolero jacket buttoned up the side. There was an attached netting crinoline to add fullness to the skirt. Cute, no? Sold in 1960 for $18.00 (about $133 in today's dollar.)