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Helena Barbieri was a maker of evening dresses and formal gowns from the 1940s at least until the late 1950s. In the late 1940s she designed youthful formal gowns for the label “Young American Deb”. In 1949, she began designing for the company Modern Couture, where she eventually became a partner. Helena Barbieri designed mainly formal wear, which was often richly embellished with beading, sequins and embroidery.
Written by bartondoll
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from a 1950s beaded dress