Vintage Ladies Suit Charcoal Gray Pinstripe Harvey Berin 1950s Small

$ 195.00 $ 349.00

Gorgeous detailing in this classic fine wool ladies vintage gab suit! The boxy little short jacket has darts for better fit, and the front has a "frame" that has hidden pockets in the front. Its lined in white rayon crepe. 3/4 sleeves, light shoulder pads. The straight pencil skirt has a back metal zip closure, and lined in silk. It has side seam hidden pockets. Label is Bonwit Teller, and Harvey Berin.

COAT Marked Size: none

 

Bust: 36”
 
 
Shoulder: 15”
 
Sleeve from shoulder: 16.5”
 
 Sleeve from underarm: 9.5”
 
 Length (shoulder to hem): 17”
 
SKIRT Marked Size: none
 
Waist: 28”
 
Hips: 35”
 
 Length (waist to hem): 23”

 

CONDITION: Excellent


Here is some interesting info on the designer courtesy of The Vintage Fashion Guild: Harvey Berin opened his business in 1921, and by the 1940s his was an important name in lady’s clothing. His designer was Karen Stark, who was the sister of Berin’s wife, Augusta. Stark adapted the latest styles from Paris each season. And even though Stark did the designing, Berin approved or rejected each design. They were best known for their feminine dresses and ensembles. Berin was a favorite of several First Ladies, including Pat Nixon and Ladybird Johnson. Harvey Berin closed in 1970. “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 Written by Lizzie Bramlett