1980s Fernando Pena Gold & Pink Bead Sequin & Net Dress

Fernando Pena was born in Spain and ended up based in Miami where he ran a small independent couture house. He was known for his bold and striking evening wear which, like this dress, were pure drama and showed his love for beading and glitter. This is an absolutely stunning, full length silk net dress that is absolutely covered in beading. His dresses would have been made in his studio in very small and limited quantities and it shows in the workmanship in this dress. The dress is a fantastical confection of a cream and pale pink netting that has thousands of tiny glass tube beads hand sewn into place and following the vertical lines of the netting. These beads are done in rows of gold. pink and silver and the effect of all of this together is beautiful. Heavier bands of beads circle each cuff. Through the netting are panels of silver and pink lace - these are set seamlessly into the rest of the netting and give detail to the neckline, chest and hem. The shoulders are set with a high cap and the sleeves left long. It is truly magical. You will feel like a princess in this one. Excellent condition.

The outer dress is unlined so could be worn on its own over a foundation garment for a more sheer, bold feel. The inner lining dress is well made and made of a cream nude silk. The dress closes with a back painted metal zipper and each cuff has a small hidden set painted zipper. hand work through out. The cut will allow it to work on a range of sizes

Bust: 16.5 - 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from top of shoulder strap to hem

Sleeves: 25"
Slightly inset shoulders: 14"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2669

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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