Black fitted cocktail dress from the 1950s


Black, very fitted cocktail dress with wide band of black lace at bust and hip line. Black chiffon over beige crepe draped around scoop neck in front forming long bow down back to hem, back zipper. Label: "Howard Greer, Beverly Hills." Worn by donor to a dinner at Fishmonger's Hall, London, given by the American Bar Association at which Sir Winston Churchill made his last public speech in 1957.

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