1976 Stavropoulos Black Textured Silk Carwash Gown & Sheer Billow-Sleeve Jacket


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1976 Stavropoulos Black Textured Silk Carwash Gown & Sheer Billow-Sleeve Jacket

$1,200.00 USD

ID: 1208171

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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Breathtaking Stavropoulos textured black sheer-silk goddess gown ensemble dating back to 1976. George Stavropoulos was a New York fashion designer best known for his innovative draped dresses and evening gowns that seemed to float in air. Many of his designs were influenced by the grace of classic Greek sculpture. He was couturier to celebrities such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Barbra Streisand. His gowns were made almost entirely by hand in his own atelier. Their quality and workmanship rivaled that of Parisian Haute-Couture. They were expensive, selling for up to $7500 in the late 1970's. This beautiful black "light as a feather" textured silk gown is a wonderful example of his genius. The bodice has seductive thin-straps and matching cropped billow-sleeve jacket. I love the sculptural carwash ruffle skirt which is so modern. Stavropoulos ignored fashion trends and women buying one of his gowns know that it will never go out of style.

Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Total Gown Length: 60 inches
Total Jacket Length: 23 inches

This Stavropoulos Couture ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back hidden zipper. Only sign of age is some minor pulls to the textured silk. This garment is over 30 years old and is truly stunning.