Stunning black silk maxi length empire waist evening dress by George Stavropoulos! The evening dress is strapless with the slightest sweetheart neckline -the mostly straight neckline bows gently in at the sternum. The empire waistline of the dress is accented by a deep black velvet ribbon that wraps around the wearer's body. The dress is topped off (literally!) by several gorgeous layers of sheer black silk chiffon. The chiffon emerges from the neckline and streams down the dress -lightly skimming the black body of the dress- ending in layers and layers of flowing ruffles at the hem. The chiffon gathers at the back of the dress, creating a very small, subtle train - like effect. The empire waist coupled with the flowing layers of chiffon seem to reference Stavropoulos' Greek heritage, harkening back to the fashions of antiquity. The dress floats beautifully when worn.
George Stavropoulos was born in Tripoli in 1920. He studied fashion in Paris, and eventually opened his own salon in Athens in 1949, where he made a name for himself creating elegant chiffon draped grecian - style dresses often cut on the bias. He immigrated the United States in 1961, opening a boutique in New York where he continued to receive acclaim for his floating silk satin and chiffon creations. Stavropoulos created his gowns almost exclusively by hand, and did not use heavy ornamentation, preferring that his designs stand out due of their elegant, flowing silhouettes and fabrics.
Clients include: Elizabeth Taylor, Maria Callas, Lady Bird Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Barbra Streisand.
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!