Rare Rudi Gernreich & Chris den Blaker Collaboration

A 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.

Bust 36+
Waist 28+
Hips 36+

Item: CD45-028

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