So, what about Mr. Falkenstein? He was an American Couturier on par with Sophie of Saks and Hattie Carnegie who is represented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was a popular designer during Carmel Snow's reign at Harper's Bazaar, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s.
And what about the dress? A hatler of black silk with red flocked feather pattern, the skirt tapers for a fitted figure flattering silhouette so popular because of the fabric rationing during WWII. We topped the dress off with a dramatic monkey fur jacket. Drama!
Arthur Falkenstein black halter ankle length evening dress with red flocked feather pattern, shown with monkey fur jacket c. 1940s. Modern size 6 (may we suggest shortening the dress for a more modern length?)
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