EDIE ADAMS - DRESS UNSIGNED - HFSID 282793
Sale Price $450.00
Elegant Mainbocher gown, obtained from the estate of the late Ernie Kovacs and his recently deceased widow, Edie Adams, who wore it.
Dress, unsigned. Mainbocher gown, belted design with fitted bodice, hanging sleeves and gathered skirt in a black satin weave with hig scooped neck line in front and low scoop to the back. It was owned and worn by Edie Adams, and was part of the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams estate. Singer and comedian EDIE ADAMS (1927-2008), born Elizabeth Edith Enke in Kingston, Pennsylvania, appeared on TV's popular Ernie Kovacs Show in the early 1950s, and married Kovacs in 1954 (the couple was married until his death in 1962). Known to television audiences for her commercials for Muriel Cigars, she also appeared in several feature films, including The Apartment (1960) and The Best Man (1964). Adams, who received a Tony Award as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner (1955), portrayed Mae West in a TV biography of her late husband, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984). American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher (1890-1976), with his Mainbocher label, was on the leading edge of fashion design from the 1930s through the 1960s. His designs included the wedding dress and trousseau of Wallis Simpson when she married the Duke of Windsor. He designed costumes for many Broadway shows as well as high fashion for his wealthy customers. Fine condition.
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