Three Cocktail Dresses, 1968-1978

Charles Kleibacker developed an individualistic style that did not follow trends. He designed his garments with the aim of providing a good fit while also allowing for freedom of motion. These three cocktail dresses are good examples of his unique style: teal four-ply silk, c. 1973 (left); green wool, 1968 (middle); black four-ply silk, 1978 (right).

Photograph courtesy of the Kent State University Museum