Vintage 1950/60’s Rare Cocktail, Black Crepe and Brocade Lame Sheath Dress; Jay Herbert of California. This is a statement piece, beautifully crafted and stunning.  The dress; The top portion of dress is Crepe and the bottom of dress is Metallic Lame brocade. The hues/colors in the brocade are: Blue, Rose, Purple, Green, Off White and Gold. Has a scoop out back with a 11″ metal zipper with hook and eye closures (one at the top and middle of the dress). Excellent to Mint Vintage Condition. Dry cleaned to and ready to wear.

Measurements (lying flat please double; Bust, Waist, Hip)

  • Bust: 17 ″
  • Waist: 13″
  • Hips: 18″
  • Shoulder to Shoulder: 12.5″
  • Shoulder to Hemline: 39.5″

History Information: Jay Herbert was not a fashion designer or even an actual person. Jay Herbert of California was a business name of partners Herbert Owen and Joseph Silverstein who engaged in the manufacture and sale of ladies dresses. It appears that Jay Herbert of California began appearing in vintage department store advertisements in the late 50’s but by the mid 60’s they faded away. Decades later, in the 80’s the name Jay Herbert appears again on handbags and wine caddies but now simply as Jay Herbert of New York. Jay Herbert of California. Courtesy of, Thank you Ms. Deanna.

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