loris azzaro

1990s Strapless Rare Loris Azzaro Sequin Gown

This gown is a knock out! It is really one of those pieces that make you catch your breathe when you see it! It is however, extremely tiny and I could not get its tiny cut onto a mannequin. You will have to take my word that once on it transforms into a figure hugging mermaid, bombshell of a dress! It has a full built in bra and the exterior cups of this are shaped and covered in densely placed, hand sewn bead work interspersed with glossy jet sequins. The design swirls around each cup and flares up and above the chest. The applique continues around the back. From there the dress turns into a sequin encrusted column that hugs every curve. The back is cut slightly longer which emphasizes the lean, long cut. All the work is hand done and it is extraordinarily special and absolutely fabulous! Excellent condition and constructed to couture standards.

Fully lined in a deep taupe silk and closes with a fine painted metal zipper. There is repair work to the inside back lining near the hem but it if course does not show when on. The bodice has a full bra built in that closes with hook and eye. In theory you could remove this (or extend the back) if you needed a touch more room. The hips have no room at all from the listed measurement. The sequins are all hand sewn onto a fine silk chiffon base. Perhaps the occasional missing sequin.

Bust: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 49" from top of bodice (just below the little flares) to hem with an extra 2" at the beck in length.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1382

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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