1970s paganne old radio print dress small | vintage hollywood stars dress
Collectible Paganne dress! Done in deep black Qiana fabric with the BEST art deco print of old Hollywood stars and radio microphones with CBS, WOR and Columbia. Slightly higher waistline, slim skirt with side slit. Back zipper. Unlined.
Gene Berk studied to be a lawyer, but found it wasn’t for him and dropped out of law school. In the late 1960s he started his own company. He hand sketched his whimsical designs and sent them to Como and Milan to be transformed into screenprints. He designed the textiles first and then figured out how to incorporate them into clothing. Many of the same prints would be reconfigured different ways depending on the garment. He was the American answer to the various French and Italian designers (Pucci, Lanvin, Leonard, and Bessi) who prized bold, graphic prints. His clothes were made in silk jersey, cotton knits, velvets and Qiana nylon. Qiana is a luxurious synthentic fabric that feels a lot like silk jersey and is washable. Paganne Qiana maxi dresses originally retailed for $100-150. The beautiful screenprints were made in Italy.
Brand: No label, but the print has GB (Gene Berk) Paganne in it!
Size on tag: None
Fits like: small
Condition: Excellent vintage
✂-----Measurements (very stretchy fabric)
Bust (underarm seam) : 35"-38"
Total length: 43"
*our model Florie is 5'2" and a size 6
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable"-