21 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 275
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 450
BRUCE OLDFIELD AND ELIO BERHANYIR
alemon yellow silk faille evening coat, of voluminous shape and with ruched and padded portrait collar, labelled Bruce Oldfield, size UK10, 1960s; and a full length evening dress, composed of bands of block colours, in pink, purple and coral with cowl neck and short sleeves, labelled Elio Berhanyer, late 1960s (2)
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Elio Berhanyer continues as a master designer in his native Spain, though best known abroad for his 1960s modernist use of colour. This rare gown is an excellent example of his op-art evening wear.
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