1980s Murray Arbeid Signature Blue Taffeta & Black Velvet Evening Gown

Murray Arbeid


This fitted indigo taffeta and black velvet dress has a sweetheart neckline with optional halter top straps, and is ankle length. The velvet dress has more than a passing similarity to another of Murray Arbeid's designs - the 1987 red and black velvet flamenco ball gown made famous by Princess Diana! The gown was later sold in 1997 at Christie's Auctions in Manhattan for $25,300.00, to benefit cancer and AIDS charities. Our own Murray Arbeid gown features a dramatic, refined, and absolutely fascinating origami-like pleated embellishment that runs from the upper left neckline, down to the left mid-hip, and stretches across in a triangular-shape, to the right mid-hip, ending in an open fan fold detail. Side zipper.

Modern US Size 2 Slit: 15 inches

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  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
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  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    34 in. (86 cm)
    28 in. (71 cm)
    36.5 in. (93 cm)
    Total Length
    56.5 in. (144 cm)
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