Jean Desses couture

When one thinks of noted French designer, Jean Desses, you immediately recall those fabulous gowns worn by Jennifer Lopez and Renee Zellweger on the Red Carpet. Those gowns were a wonderful feast for the eyes! Haute Couture designer, Jean Desses, gained major notoriety in the 1940's and 50's for his hallmark silk chiffon and jersey asymmetric draped and twisted gowns constructed like pieces of architecture. Desses belongs to the small group of important couturiers such as Vionnet, Balenciaga and Gres whose creations combined technical skill with sculptural technique.

Circa 1950's strapless ruched bodice with further pleated treatment from waist to hips extending into layers of voluminous silk chiffon skirt. The color is a rich lemon yellow one of the 'signature' colors Desses used in creating his wonderful draped goddess gowns. A Jean Desses in a lovely lemon yellow was worn by Renee Zellweger on the Red Carpet photo above). Dress also includes long wide silk chiffon wrap.

Size: bust: to 30"; waist: 22"; length: 36"

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