1970s Epic Fully Beaded Couture Backless Bias-Cut Trained Gown Ensemble


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1970s Epic Fully Beaded Couture Backless Bias-Cut Trained Gown Ensemble

$8,000.00 USD

ID: 0729232

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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An unbelievable, museum worthy late 1970’s fully beaded hourglass trained glam rock custom couture gown ensemble by David Fernandez. Though not a household name, he is a beloved Puerto Rican fashion designer who is known for his complex beadwork and seductive silhouettes. In 1985, Miss Puerto Rico would take home the Miss Universe title, and David Fernandez not only designed her evening gown but she received the highest score in that category. From the sculpted backless bias cut gown to the detachable bold shoulder op-art draped train, he creates two epic looks in one. The fabrication is truly magnificent; thousands of sparkling glass-beads hand sewn into the most sensational pattern work. The dress totally has that Cher in Bob Mackie vibe while the added jacket overlay brings a bold David Bowie glam rock element which was so celebrated during this time. I adore the rhinestone sparkle and playful beaded fringe he chose to add to the jacket vest. I also love the fire flame colors which really bring this look to the next level. The vibe reads so modern, not only does it deserve another moment in the spotlight but it will most certainly steal the show. We added many pictures so you can all marvel at this masterpiece. A one of a kind, museum worthy slice of wearable art that would make an epic red carpet moment.

Bust: 32-33 inches
Waist: 24-25 inches
Hips: up to 36 inches
Total Dress Length: 56 inches (not included trained jacket)

This gorgeous late 1970's David Fernandez custom couture fully-beaded gown ensemble is in wonderful wearable condition. Presents beautifully. It is true couture made with real glass beads, so the dress weighs around ten pounds and the trained jacket around twenty pounds. Incredible work. Original back zipper in place. Dress is completely lined and trained jacket has protective plastic underskirt. Only sign of age are some missing beadwork and rhinestones which is not noticeable when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. Truly an unforgettable epic look.