One of a kind and simply fantastic velvet evening set by Jean Louis. It is hard to describe what is its best asset; impeccable design and construction, fabric (like butter), the color (we can taste the rich wine), and condition (has stood the test of time). The ensemble consists of a full length halter dress and an impressive jacket to match with ombre feathers. The fit and flair silhouette creates a beautiful waterfall of velvet that drops just below the ankle. The jacket adds opulence to this outfit with ostrich feathers on the sleeves and neck. This is one of the exceptional outfits where you can wear either piece alone and still easily be the best dressed!
Fun Fact: Jean Louis created the "Happy Birthday, Mr President" dress for Marilyn Monroe in 1962 when she sung for President Kennedy.
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Elegant chocolate brown velvet cocktail dress by Gucci! The dress has sheath silhouette, hits around the knee, and is sleeveless. This empire waist dress has a subverted sweetheart neckline, low with rounded corners and horizontal segment at the center. The neckline is ornamented with a brown quilted ribbon that overlaps in an origami - like design, adding visual interest to the neckline. A comfortable, versatile dress with a hint of sensuality. Cotton, silk, elastane blend. Bonus: Pockets!
Stunning black silk cocktail dress by Bob Mackie. The dress falls at the knee, has long batwing sleeves with a narrow cuff, a plunging V - neckline, and a loose pencil skirt. The dress has a cinched waist accented by a wide lace band over a peach base. The band features multifaceted rhinestone accents. The dress gathers in the front, creating pleats in the skirt, and at the shoulders, adding a bit of a slinkiness to the bodice. The dress has a bit of 1990s - does - Edwardian flair, with its feminine silhouette, gentle pleats, and gorgeous flourishes.
Simple and elegant black cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta. This knee length cocktail dress features a body hugging sheath silhouette with long sleeves, a deep square neckline, and a cinched waist. The dress is mostly velvet, with a band of lightly pleated satin accenting the bustline, which, along with the straight shoulders, adds structural detail to the dress. A classic! Made in the USA.