1970s Anne Klein/Donna Karan Red Wool Dress 

 

 

 

 

The Anne Klein designs from the late 1970s and early 1980s carry the strong cache of Donna Karan, who designed for the label from the 1970s until the mid 1980s. Not that the two labels are indistinct from each other, but you can see by the design of this dress they bear a lot of similarities. The matte gold-toned buttons, for example, are very sculptural, like jewelry, because Robert Lee Morris was casting the accessories for the line at the time. In a beautiful red wool knit, the dress has a rounded shoulder and squared-off  bodice with a shawl collar, princess contoured seaming, welted pockets at the side seam, and four large comma shaped buttons down the front. Measurements are: bust 35", waist 32", hip 35" shoulder 16.5", sleeve 23.5", total length 38". Fully lined and in excellent condition. $225