Evening dress; of black silk crepe with pink sequins: one shoulder dress, fabric drapes over proper right shoulder creating flounced short sleeve; close fitting, sheath style; knee length; pink sequin triangular insets at waist and hem wrap around from the front to the back of the dress.
Margie Korshak wore this lively design to the Chicago History Museum's Costume Council Donors' Ball and Fashion Show in 1985.
Fashion trailblazer Joan Weinstein (1935-2009) introduced Chicago to many contemporary designers through her store, Ultimo. Weinstein began carrying prêt-á-porter fashion line Chloé as early as the 1970's. The fashion line Chloé set out to challenge couture in the early 1950's and gained in momentum in the 1970's and 1980's. From one of Karl Lagerfeld's collections for Chloé, this cocktail dress epitomizes the essence of the brand "happy, liberated, and confident." As the founder of a highly successful public relations firm, Ms. Korshak helped shape the face of the Chicago's retail industry by providing counsel to Bloomingdale's, Gucci, Chanel, and Versace.