Saturday, 15 June 2013

Betsey Johnson's Mirror Dress (1966)


1960s Silver Fashion

Designer Betsey Johnson fitting her mirror dress on spanish-born model Valma. The fabric, which was developed for Betsey by Coating Products Inc. of Englewood New Jersey, is a silvered chrome, laminated onto a soft canvas or flannel liner.  The dress ($35) from Paraphernalia, is accessorised with a silver helmet which snaps under the chin and chunky heeled tap shoes. 

Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Fashion-The Century Of The Designer, 1900-1999 by Charlotte Seeling. Dress by Betsey Johnson, April 1966.


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