Tuesday, March 01, 2011


How would you describe this neckline? There's a halter under a bugle bead wrap. Is there a fashion term for such a neckline? I think not, so let's just call this "the new neck." And it may just be my favorite neckline. I don't know much about the designer Jesper Nyeboe other than he was born in Denmark, worked for Anne Klein, Geoffrey Beene, and Gloria Vanderbilt; and his eponymous house existed for a very brief time in the late 1970s. He died too young at the age of forty-five in 1989. I am really intrigued by his work as I always have a penchant for designers that are under the radar or have been forgotten. This silk crepe gown would look chic worn poolside barefoot or dressed-up with some sparkly heels. The color is subtle and unusual, yet there is just enough razzmatazz with the bugle bead straps and the revealing back to make this a memorable dress for many an occasion: day or night; beach or disco; grass lawn or red carpet!

Jesper Nyeboe soft mauve silk crepe wrap dress with duo neckline and sash, c. late 1970s. Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
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