circa1976 Haute Couture Louis Feraud Day Dress
Louis Feraud Haute Couture pieces are very rare indeed. They are hard to find and this one is exceptional - a true treasure. Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and I would hazard to say that vintage versions are even a little more special then modern ones. This dress also comes direct from the daughter of the original Haute Couture client so has not been on the market prior to this. All of her dresses were bought in this general time period so the date on this may not be exact but it is certainly within a season or two of this date
The dress is amazing and and a classic silhouette. Ironically it feels extremely of this season when one thinks of what ateliers like Gucci are now doing. It is entirely done by hand and the silk is of the highest possible grade. It feels stupendous on. The top is loose fitting and the sleeves slightly voluminous above their cuffs. An attached tie goes around the neck and ties for a pretty touch. The entire dress is a masterpiece of pleat work and an example of how finely done a pleat can be - each is perfectly spaced and some are actually doubled with another pleat of fabric hidden under the top on - this technique uses an excessive amount of fabric - only in couture would this be as the cost would be prohibitive in RTW to so this. The color is a true rich pink - it has not photoed the exact pink and in person is will far exceed your expectation. It is truly a brilliant dress and when you see it in person you will be astounded at the level of craftsmanship and care put into the construction. A masterpiece. In excellent, museum quality condition.
Fully lined through the skirt in a pink silk and unlined through the bodice and sleeves. All interior seams hand finished. It closes down the front with hand made silk covered buttons. It buttons from the neck to the waist. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand. Haute Couture label present
Bust: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 21" from neck to waist
Skirt: 30.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.