Looking for the forever LBD, look no further that this Vintage Mr Blackwell Dress. This elegant black wool 50s dress is a rare piece to covet and brag about! Richard Blackwell was an American fashion critic, journalist, television and radio personality, artist, former child actor, and fashion designer. Mr. Blackwell was best known for his infamous "Ten Worst Dressed Women List", an annual awards presentation he unveiled in January of each year. A native New Yorker he began his career in designing in1958. His dresses are highly desirable vintage pieces known for their iconic shapes, and exquisite fabrics. The demand for Mr. Blackwell's quintessentially glamorous styles continues to rise.
Closing with a zip at the back, the dress is fitted at the torso and flares out from the waist to midi length. There is a band of black velvet a few inches off the hem of the skirt. A bright orange silk lining gives the dress a pop of colour. The dress is in very good condition for its age and has a few repairs which are not visible unless you searching hard. This dress is UK size 10 -12 with a little give due to the soft wool of the dress,