May 21, 2015 Posted by admin

The Wrap Dress was first designed by Fonssagrives -Tiel for the film “Candy” in 1967. The dress had a flared bias skirt, set in sleeves and fitted waistline. That year, Joan Arkin, a NYC dress company, licensed Fonssagrives -Tiel designs, and sold the wrap dress to Bloomingdales. It was featured in Redbook Magazine (photo on left). In January 1968, the wrap dress was shown in a Couture fashion show at Maxim’s Paris, celebrating the opening of the Mia Vicky Boutique with partners Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.