Rare Rudi Gernreich & Chris den Blaker
collaboration between famed clothing designer
Rudi Gernreich and jeweler Chris den Blaker
resulted in a small group of evening dresses
with attached aluminum jewelry.
This dress from the mid 1970's is a black crepe
halter dress with a deep left side slit. The
bare back dips low, all suspended from an
aluminum collar designed by Chris den Blaker.
The necklace is hand signed and the dress was
retailed by Neiman Marcus. A similar example is
in the collection of The Costume Institute at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I
have included the photo in this listing. The
dress and collar are in excellent condition.