Ballgown of creamy white satin with jewel neckline from the 1970s


This women's ballgown of creamy white satin has a fitted bodice with jewel neckline and long sleeves. The skirt is gathered at the waist, and has a side seam pocket. There are large rhinestones and silver beads at the neckline and cuffs. There is a back zipper closure. Label: "DESIGNED BY SARMI, NEW YORK," and "BONWIT TELLER." Worn by Mrs. Helen Milliken at 1970 and 1974 inaugural balls, her husband was the governor of Michigan from 1969 to 1983. He had previously served as Michigan's Lieutenant Governor from 1965 to 1969 .

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