Beautiful intricately printed dress by Youssef Rizkallah for Malcolm Starr. The dress is maxi length, with an A - Line silhouette, long bishop sleeves with a wide cuff, a fitted bodice, and a wide jewel neckline. The dress is brilliant and colorful, with bright shades of green, yellow, orange, and purple offset with cream. The dress features a spectacular Art - Deco - meets - Middle - East pattern with swirling geometric forms offset by conspicuous florals including lotus designs. Truly fabulous.
Not much is known about Youssef Rizkallah’s childhood. He was born in Cairo in the 1920s and went to study at the École des Arts Decoratifs in Paris when he was 19. While in Paris, Rizkallah apprenticed under Jacques Griffe and Pierre Balmain. Rizkallah returned to Cairo and became wildly successful providing couture fashion to the Queen of Jordan and the wives of arab diplomats. In the 1950s he moved to Los Angeles on the behest of fellow designer Jean Louis. Rizkallah soon found himself collaborating with stateside designers including Luis Esteves and Malcolm Starr. Rizhallah then went on to create a womenswear line in 1975.
Rizhallah's work was defined by brilliant colors, textures, and forms that played against each other to create elegant designs.
Dramatic and macabre skull necklace by Knight & Hammer. We adore this bold opera length necklace, with black enamel chain accented by four brilliant, polished gold skulls. Wear to the opera (and scandalize!) or over that perfect white tee with jeans (and scandalize!). A truly flexible necklace!
We're really feeling an Alexander McQueen / Damian Hirst "For the Love of God" rhinestone skull vibe from this piece.
40 in. (1016 mm)
Simply astounding evening dress ensemble by Pauline Trigere. The ensemble consists of a dramatic skirt and matching cardigan. The skirt is maxi length with an A - line silhouette and narrow waistband. The cardigan is hip length, with long sleeves and an open front. The ensemble is fabulous, with sheer black base and scalloped devore burnout velvet that shimmers beautifully. Wear with a black silk romper (or our listed silver lame Pauline Trigere romper!) topped with the cardigan tucked wrap - like into the skirt for some 70s studio 54 fabulousness!