This is Julianna Margulies at the White House Correspondence Dinner. I was scrolling through pictures on one of my favorite fashion websites when I saw this dress and stopped. I know that dress. The caption confirmed: Julianna Margulies in vintage Jean Dessès.
MOHAI has this dress!!!
I saw it a few months ago when one of my vacuuming volunteers worked on it.
Ours has a label saying that it was designed by Dessès but made by a New York company called Vanity. That means it was probably a licensed copy of the Dessès original. The record dates it to 1955.
But Clara, does it have a Seattle story?
DUH. The dress also has a label from JOHN DOYLE BISHOP.