There are few fashion designers with a better reputation than Carolina Herrera. She may not be the best known designer in the world but this is mainly because she tended to stick to the high-end couture market. The result is that her company is one of the most successful fashion houses in New York! Herrera's business started small, with just a dozen employees, but soon grew rapidly. The socialites who knew her became some of her first devoted customers and women like cosmetics tycoon Estee Lauder and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis became close clients. This beautiful formal gown from her 2005 Spring collection is a wonderful example of her genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; ivory polka-dot patterned "light as a feather" silk organza. The bodice is a seductive fully-boned strapless complete with ruffle detail. I adore the matching cropped capelet with stylized bow! The hourglass nipped-waist flows into the most stunning tiered skirting. The dramatic back train finishes this show-stopper with a perfect ethereal vibe.
Length top to waist:11 inches
Length waist to hem:42 inches
This 2005 Carolina Herrera gown ensemble is in excellent never-worn condition with original deadstock tags. Perfectly working hidden back zipper.