ABSOLUTELY Gorgeous 1940s dress in a lush red and gold paisley floral print! This maxi evening dress features short lightly capped sleeves, a sweetheart neckline with ruched point, a low scoop back, and an amazing bow - like bustle! The skirt is pleated in the back, giving the skirt greater volume. This form fitting dress with a generous skirt highlights one silhouette but has room to move.
Mary Black was born a Londoner, but she relocated to New York due to and during War II. Mrs. Black was into classic silhouettes, sometimes using used bright and bold prints to add contrast and interest! She sold her dresses both to exclusive boutiques and a few high end society types.
While her name has never been well known her dresses have been seen a number of museum collections and have stood the test of time as she used quality fabrics and had wonderful construction.
Delightfully colorful evening dress by Dynasty! The dress is maxi length, with long sleeves, and an A - line silhouette. The fitted bodice begins at the natural waist, and features an illusion neckline with a true jewel neckline. The long, sheer sleeves gather at the cuff and fasten with two buttons. The skirt is marvelously long and voluminous, allowing for the oversized floral print in pinks, reds, and purples to be fully appreciated. The dress is lined and absolutely beautiful.
Take a look at this incredible staple from Herve Leger!
In the late 80s he took claim as the popularizer of the body con dress.
This dress is composed of horizontally knit pieces then serged together create a color blocked, futuristic look.
Grey knit fabric lines contour throughout to further distinguish the shape! Zipper closure at the back.
Remarkably designed dress from Geoffrey Beene!
This dress features an iridescent silk that truly catches the eye! It opens at the front with hidden zipper closure and also slightly ballooned sleeves that are finished with long cuffs. The dress has pockets. The hem is quilted. It also features deep inverted pleating to create dimension .
Geoffrey Beene began his career in the 1950s, designing under numerous New York houses including Teal Traina, finally opening his own label in 1963. Beene was incredibly conscious of the human body, and was particularly regardful of the figure in motion - as Beene once said “clothing is nothing until it hits the body." His designs were created to work with the client’s body, encasing it lightly and giving it a more artful structure. Beene's reinterpretations of dress formality, use of synthetics, and unusual combination of materials (accessories in acrylic and diamonds, for example), set him aside from his contemporaries who focused on the business of fashion, rather than the artistry of fashion.
Length: 49.5 in. (125.73 cm)
Marked Size: 4 See measurements (US)
Bust: 35 in. (88.9 cm)
Waist: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
Hip: 42 in. (106.68 cm)