Striking doesn't even begin to describe it! Fabulous maxi full length evening dress by the one and only Hubert de Givenchy! The green taffeta silk has a slight iridescent duochrome pink sheen. The dress has long sleeves, a turtleneck, and a body-skimming fit and flare silhouette with an exuberance of silk below the knee. The neck features a large silk bow with a rhinestone ring around the center knot. The skirt has four mermaid - like tiers and is nothing short of voluminous. The dress is nothing short of A M A Z I N G.
Hubert de Givenchy is known best for his elegant and innovative haute couture. He began his career working under Elsa Schiaparelli, Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet, and Lucien Lelong. As a young man, he worked alongside Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior who were also making their mark on Parisian fashion.
Givenchy designed Audrey Hepburn’s iconic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” dress, popularizing the modern “little black dress”. He also designed much of Hepburn’s personal wardrobe. Givenchy was always reinventing himself and with that, revolutionizing the state of fashion. He is credited for creating the “baby doll” dress and “balloon coat,” two designs emblematic of the 1960s.
Clients include Ingrid Bergman, Maria Callas, Nona Hendryx, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Empress Farah Pahlavi, Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes, Baroness Pauline de Rothschild, and Diana Vreeland.
Total Length- 59" Bust- 35" Waist-30" Hip- 36" Sleeve length-27"
AHHHH! Donald Brooks does it again with this little black dress with a whole lot of character!
The dress is knee length, with long sleeves, and a plunging bowl neckline. The dress has an empire - like waist with stitching cutting across the bust for added structure. The back of the dress features a playful sweater - like closure with five large buttons. The neckline is adorned by an amazing chain of oversized rhinestones, giving it the appearance of a riviera necklace. The rhinestone chain is heavy, and shimmers brilliantly!
Donald Brooks had an extensive career in commercial fashion and costume design, his commercial work was dramatic and sensational, taking cues from his costume designs. He first worked for Townley Frocks in 1959, replacing the late, great Claire McCardell, before opening his own company in 1964. He later created a boutique line in 1971, and then closed his business entirely in 1973. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Brooks designed under different manufacturing firms, in 1986 he created an evening wear line, and in 1990 he became a consultant at Ann Taylor.
Brooks also designed for stage and screen, and received Oscar nominations for best costume design in “The Cardinal” (1963), “Star!” (1968), and “Darling Lili” (1970).
36 in. (91.44 cm)
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36 in. (91.44 cm)
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Elegant knee length cocktail dress by Cristobal Balenciaga. This strapless black dress features a black body - skimming slip dress visible under the dress' top layer of lace. The layer of Important Riechers Marescot lace fits loosely on the body, and has an A - line silhouette with a skirt that widens towards the hem. The French couture lace is stunning, with a floral vine design that flows throughout the dress. The hem features a gentle, subdued scallop that can also be seen ruffled at the bust. Typical of Balenciaga, the dress features a great attention to detail, down to the structured girdle and bust. A gorgeous dress for those with impeccable style.
35 in. (88.9 cm)
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35 in. (88.9 cm)