Stunning colorful floral dress made of smooth Thai silk. The dress is maxi length, with long, loose sleeves, an empire silhouette, and a high neckline with narrow V - neck slit. The print of the dress is just fantastic - chrysanthemums in neon pinks and purples pop on a black silk background, with streams of purple and pops of bright leaves in two - tone green. The bodice of the dress features bright red piping around the empire waist that is echoed in the frog buttons below the neckline, and in a panel of fabric that peeks out from the center slit of the skirt. Brilliant!
The Thai silk industry burst onto the global stage in the 1950s and 1960s, partly due to the efforts of Jim Thompson, an American businessman who helped introduce it to the American public. Thompson went missing in 1967, but his impact on the industry continues - his house has become a museum and pilgrimage site for those interested in Thai silk textiles and Southeast Asian art. This dress was created during the 1960s when there was a wave of interest in Thai silk and Asian art motifs, leading to the creation of various silk firms.
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!