Gianfranco Ferre

Ferre's recent death leaves a legacy of magnificent artful and uniquely constructed high fashion eveningwear. Originally, having studied as an architect, Ferre was the fashion director for the House of Dior in 1989. Ferre's designs were extremely original and architecturally distinctive. Known as the "Frank Lloyd Wright of Italian Fashion," his clothes were always fashioned of the highest quality fabric with a distinct eye for the dramatic.

This evening dress, circa 1980's, is a rare piece. Designed with art deco inspired styling and fashioned on a ground of black silk chiffon and overlaid by hand in tiny circular crystals; also featuring gold bugle beads at neckline, armcyces, and lower portion of skirt. Long keyhole bag and kickpleat. A very weighty and substantial dress designed to architecturally display the grandeur and glamour of the fashionable 1920's.

size: 42; bust: to 38"; waist: 30"; hips: 34"; length: 54"

Condition: excellent with no bead loss.

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