A breathtaking, museum quality Marc Bouwer couture beaded roses trained gown custom made for the famous American icon, Whitney Houston. Nicknamed "The Voice", she is one of the bestselling music artists of all time, with over 200 million records sold worldwide. In 2023, Rolling Stone ranked her second on their list of the greatest singers of all time. She is the only artist to have had seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, from "Saving All My Love for You" in 1985 to "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" in 1988. Houston also enhanced her popularity upon entering the movie industry. Throughout her career and posthumously, she has received numerous accolades, including two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, and twenty-eight Guinness World Records.
Not only does this important slice of celebrity history come with official certificate of authenticity from Marc Bouwer himself, it's truly one of the most gorgeous gowns we have ever seen. The entire dress is lavishly embellished with sparkling beads and sequins that form a complex large-scale rose garden floral motif. This sophisticated style of beadwork takes months to complete and can only be found in the highest level of couture. The alluring high halter neck style compliments the asymmetric back strap design. The seductive bias-cut long asymmetrical high-slit train finish this showstopper off with the perfect diva vibe. It's true wearable art yet reads so incredibly modern. This impressive gown was worn during her Asia tour performance at the Hong Kong Convention Center in 2004. We were thrilled to find images and the full audio recording. These early American designer gowns custom made for celebrities are rare, as they were not mass produced and were incredibly expensive to make. Marc Bouwer has graced the covers and pages of publications including Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Glamour, and In Style. He was a very close friend to Whitney; even designing her wedding dress. This is such a beautiful museum worthy piece of fashion and celebrity history that will instantly become a favorite in your collection.
Bust: 34-35 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 60 inches (with a 12 inches train)
This one of a kind Marc Bouwer couture custom made for Whitney Houston gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Comes with official signed COA. Extraordinary attention to construction and couture detail. Perfectly working original side hook closures in place. Only sign of wear is some minor bead loss which is not noticeable when worn. Gown weighs around ten pounds. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will only continue to increase in value.