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Incandescent vintage 1950s 50s dress by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin.

✧ by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin -- early American designer label, highly sought after and very collectible!
✧ double layers of black silk chiffon + chantilly lace
✧ quality black taffeta lining
✧ tightly pleated bodice + illusion neckline
✧ boned bodice for shape + support
✧ full pleated skirt + nipped in waist
✧ fastens up the back with a covered metal zipper

“I like dramatic clothes for evening and uncluttered clothes for daytime. I like to use beautiful fabrics and unusual trimmings. I design for everyone – short women, tall women – but always very feminine women.” -- Karen Stark, 1966

Harvey Berin dresses are prized for their exceptional construction and attention to detail, and this silk chiffon and chantilly lace gown is a wondrous example of such artistry. This frock is like a frothy 1950s Black Swan ballerina dream in ebony black, and will make you feel (and look) like the most beautiful woman in all the land. It would look remarkable with pin thin heels and a sparkly little clutch, and would be perfect to wear to a red carpet event, to a gala, for a film premier, or for any other especially special event at which you wish to look the picture of perfect grace. A madly stunning dress and a brilliant investment piece, as the value of Harvey Berin's will only continue to increase overtime. Just gorgeous.

This beautiful designer dress was made over 50 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and very rare!!

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please note: this dress was photographed over a crinoline for added fullness.

♥ details + measurements

Best fits: s
Label: Karen Stark for Harvey Berin
Fabric: silk chiffon, chantilly lace, + taffeta
Shoulders: free
Bust: 36 in.
Waist: 27 in.
Hips: free
Length of bodice: 16 ½ in.
Length of skirt: 26 ½ in.
Total length: 43 in.

Excellent minty vintage condition with no stains, tears, or visible mends. This dress looks as if it is brand new -- if there is a single flaw, I have not been able to find it. It has been freshly drycleaned and is ready to wear.

♥ shipping + insurance

United States $20.00 Priority
Canada $35.00 Priority
Everywhere Else $50.00 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

Dear International Friends: due to the value of this garment, the only available shipping option is Priority, as this is the only shipping method that allows for foreign tracking. Please convo for combined Priority shipping quotes.

r e s e r v e d - vintage 1950s dress / 50s black dress / Black Silk Chiffon and Chantilly Lace Evening Dress by Harvey Berin


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: silk chiffon, chantilly lace
  • Only ships to Australia from United States.
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