1980s Paul-Louis Orrier Metallic Gold Embroidery Beaded Black Velvet Dress


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1980s Paul-Louis Orrier Metallic Gold Embroidery Beaded Black Velvet Dress

$1,600.00 USD

ID: 1203191

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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 An importance name in the 1980's avant garde movement, Paul-Louis Orrier used old world techniques and materials to produce modern, futuristic garments. Like his contemporaries Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana and Azzedine Alaïa, he pushed trends to their furthest interpretation, using exaggerated shapes and angles in his designs. This gorgeous dress, with a serious nod to 1940's Old Hollywood design, is no exception. This breathtaking dress is fashioned from the highest quality golden yellow satin and rich black silk-velvet. The bodice has flattering strong sculpted shoulders and lean, long sleeves. I love the metallic-gold bullion embroidery and sparkling beadwork, which must have taken days to complete. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust and nips in at the waist with a slimming front geometric design. The skirting is stunning; a draping side bow-sash with tailoring that hugs the figure perfectly at every turn. It is impeccably seamed and on the level of modern day couture. Here is a dress with attitude and elegant.

Bust: 36-37 inches
Waist: 29 inches
Hips: 39 inches
Sleeve Length: 22 inches
Total Length: 54 inches

This rare Paul-Louis Orrier Paris couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. The garment closes with a back-zipper and is fully lined. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.