Paul-Louis Orrier

20th century French designer, Paul-Louis Orrier, reached prominence in the opulent 80's designing fabulous over-the-top sweeping entrance-making evening wear. His evening wear designs were very cutting edge and angular and his ability to manipulate fabric into complicated and intricate sophisticated designs is still memorable today. His spectacular entrance pieces are not readily available as they were not mass produced. His clients were many Hollywood celebrities; and his designs are in permanent collections of several major museums.

The dress Royal purple silk organza strapless evening dress featuring hand pleated bodice extending into a tulip skirt with front slit with 2 extending panels at back waistline. Finished with hand pleated cummerbund waistband.

The coat Magnificent over-the-top glorious royal purple duchess satin evening coat is exceptionally extravagant and, matched with its accompanying dress, makes a very exciting and memorable fashion statement. Coat features wide shoulder with fitted cummerbund waistband with center large bow closure. Extends into a full sweeping skirt. 3/4" length standup pouf sleeves. Long and wide bias cut ruffle collar designed to be the centerpiece of this evening ensemble. This coat is very much in the dramatic tradition of Balenciaga.

Condition: excellent; dress still has store tags from the prominent dept store Garfinkle's which was based in Washington D.C.

Coat size: 8; bust: to 36"; waist: 28-29"; length: 59"; sleeeve: 18"; shoulder: 15". dress size: 10; bust: to 35-36"; waist: 28-29"; hips: approx 40"; length: 48-49"

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