The ‘gownless evening strap’.

'Gownless evening strap'

I knew if I searched hard enough I would be able to find a photo of the ‘gownless eveing strap’ that Shirley wore when I saw her in 1967 at the Talk Of The Town’.  Unfortunately it is only in black/white.  It was in a gold material and was really quite sensational.  I’m sure you can appreciate it caused quite a stir back in 1967.  It was all held together by one small hook.

Doug Darnell designed some amazing gowns for Shirley during her career and this one was no exception.