vintage 1960's dress ...couture designer Luis Estévez black draped backless cocktail dress
vintage 1960's - early 1970's dress ...extraordinary designer Luis Estévez'Vikki “the back” Dougan inspired black draped backless dress with rhinestone dress clip.
Luis Estévez never disappoints. A Cuban born designer having originally studied architecture, he switched to fashion after spending a summer job as a window dresser for Lord & Taylor department store in New York. After studying at the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York he left for Paris and found work at the House of Jean Patou; seriously, how lucky is that? I'm sure it was more skill and talent than luck, but still...
By 1955, Estévez was designing under his own name and by 1956, he was the youngest designer honored with the Coty American Fashion Critics award and his collections were selling well into the higher brackets of the mass market.
After moving to California, he quickly became well established in Hollywood Society and developed a clientéle that included Lana Turner, Rosalind Russell, and Nancy Reagan. Later, actress Eva Gabor commissioned his talents as a glamorous eveningwear designer for her own label.
The early influence of Parisian Couture inspired his creative work through his entire career, as did his wife who "liked to dress in sexy but tasteful clothes with sharp and uncluttered silhouettes" which is certainly present in our offering today...
- "sexy but tasteful... with [a] sharp uncluttered silhouette"
- figure skimming that flares to ankle length
- subtle draping at her front neckline
- gorgeous long draping at her back that secures with hooks at left shoulder
- rhinestone clip at back right shoulder
- back zip
Measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item taken from the outside of the garment. Please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly. For more information regarding our sizing, or measurement process please review our
flexible due to the stretchy nature of the fabric. the following are "unstretched" measurements:
bust-34", waist-26", hips-38", length- 57", sleeves-24 1/2"
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