Further to the photo I posted of the ‘gownless evening strap’ Rien, a fan from Holland, sent a cutting from a newspaper and a photo of the remodelled version of the gown. Although the cutting is from 1978 the actual photo was taken on her opening night at Talk Of The Town in 1967. It was the photo they published in the newspaper the morning after her opening.
Ian, the gown guru, informs me that it was remodelled in 1980 for her UK tour. It was not in the Christies’ auction so it could still be in Shirley’s warehouse!
Many thanks to Rien.