1960s PARAPHERNALIA rare knit dress Betsey Johnson xs | new summer
Iconic and super rare Betsey Johnson for Paraphernalia dress done in a cotton blend knit. The pattern is raised and has a great texture! It is done in brown, green and ivory geometric pattern. Deep square plunge neckline. Buttons on the bodice and flippy skirt with unique vertically place inserts. Unlined.
*In September 1965, the very first Paraphernalia opened in New York on Madison Avenue between 66th and 67th streets. A laboratory and showcase for fresh design talent, Paraphernalia led a new epoch in fashionable New York. The shop possessed a unique ambiance - it resembled a minimalist art gallery, streaked in white, silver, and neutral-colored wood, masterminded by architect Ulrich Franzen. Fans of the shop included Penelope Tree, Julie Christie, Marisa Berenson and Twiggy. Perhaps Paraphernalia's most ardent patron, however, was Edie Sedgwick, who was introduced to Betsey Johnson by Andy Warhol and quickly became her fitting model, and wore her designs in Ciao! Manhattan.
Brand: betsey johnson for paraphernalia
Size on tag: 9
Fits like: xs
Material: cotton knit blend
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Bust (underarm seam) : 34"
Total length: 29"
Shoulders (seam to seam): 15"
Sleeve (outer seam) 23.5"
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