London, South Kensington
21 November 2007
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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