Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#4341 - c. 1960's RUDI GERNREICH Purple Wool Gown Purchased from the Collection of BARBRA STREISAND! Her Inspiration Gown?? Barbra was one of the view celebrities who collected vintage clothing, even before it's current popularity with throngs of Hollywood stars. From her personal collection comes this quintessential Rudi Gernreich designed gown. I'm sure that this gown is of great significance as MANY of Barbra's concert gowns (many designed by Barbra!) had this same style. This gown was likely her inspiration! Heavy purple wool featuring wide black criss-cross of black wool overlay. Gathered at center front and has the empire style waist so favored by Barbra (as she loves to accentuate her bust!). Back zipper and side slit pockets. The label reads "Rudi Gernreich Design for Harmon Knitwear". Marked size 10, but that's old sizing.. more 4/6 today. Exquisite bold color! Material drapes beautifully! The gown was sold as Excellent condition, however there are some moth holes which I have photographed for you. Still.. a Rare opportunity to own a Barbra Streisand previously owned vintage dress! Comes with COA.

SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study