louis feraud

Mid 60s-early 1970s Louis Feraud Couture Cotton BallGown

If you are lucky enough to fit into this and need an over the top, dramatic gown for an event then you probably just squealed in delight to have found this. Feraud did Haute Couture from 1958-2002. From the research I have done, the more slanted script without any accent over the "e" give it a date that lands it between the mid-sixties and into the early 70s. He opened his first boutique in 1955 and by the 60s had a boutique in Paris that sold both his RTW and Couture label and his pret-a-porter line was carried all over the globe at high end shops. During the time period this is from he was known especially known for his graphic prints, showcased wonderfully here. Three prints are used varying in print and degrees of white on black. The fabric is a cotton - a genius and unexpected use of a fabric that would have been thought of as sportswear fabric at the time. The top is ruched with hand placed gathers over the strapless bodice that angles slightly offside and dips to an low asymmetrical V at the back. The waist nips in and then the elaborate skirts flare out to great fullness. Underneath are a stiffened netting and the hems of the two layers are lined with wide bands of horsehair net that keep the skirts full. Over the outer skirt is a huge and elaborate bow and panel that is stuffed with more netting for hold its full shape. It is quite wonderful and a true work of art. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a silk through the bodice that is hand placed. Boning and interior waist stay. It closes with a side, painted metal zipper. Hand finishes through out. The skirt is made of two layers - the outer skirt that is unlined and sits over an inner skirt that is part tulle and ends in the black and white fabric hem that peeps under the outer layer. The bow and swooping panels are filled with netting or tulle. Note that this was photoed on a size 2 mannequin and barely fit. It is a definite size 0-2

Bust: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 53.5" from top of dress to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD2479

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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