1980s Gianfranco Ferre Beaded Fringe Mini Dress
Sometimes that little black dress that has the perfect marriage of ease, sophistication and yet still have that pow factor is a hard thing to find. This wonderful piece from Ferre just might be a contender. It simple pops on and the loose and easy shape settles over the body in a way that is infinitely flattering. The dress has a very simple cut - it is basically a chic little twenties inspired sheath but one that is densely covered with dangling strands of tube beads. The bodice has a flattering scoop neck and the back is also scooped a little lower. The beads that cover the dress are sewn on in little independent strands so create tremendous movement and a glossiness to the surface. They silk on a silk chiffon base and there is second layer of chiffon under that so the dress has this great combination of heavy beads on a light fabric - again giving it wonderful movement and drape. Very old Hollywood mixed with that perfect ease and sexiness of the 80s. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a silky black silk chiffon and slips on to wear. Tagged a 44 but please check the measurements listed as it fits smaller
Bust: 14-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39.5" from neck 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.
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