Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Making his auspicious debut both at the Decades boutique in Los Angeles and on our Decades blog is Tomasz Starzewski. Famous for dressing the royals, such as Princess Diana in 1989, Tomasz Starzewski is an active London couturier with a name that mystifies our Spellcheck! Mr. Starzewski kindly sent us the cover of Harpers & Queen which not only was Mr. Starzewski's first cover, but also shows model Jodie Kidd wearing the very same gown we just acquired at Decades.

Starzewski has stated his philosophy as "Glamour, elegance, good design, luxury and friendly service." That is something parallel with the standards of Decades so we are delighted to welcome him into our collection of great 20th Century designers.

Designed for the Autumn Winter collection of 1995, this dramatic gown mixes a black velvet tank that attaches to a bold yellow silk bustier. The fitted top connects to a dramatic tulle and embroidered lace skirt of colorful circle motifs with leaf trim that vaguely resemble abstract peacock feathers from a distance. Mix it all together and one has a jaw-dropper of a dramatic gown. If you are looking for something extremely unusual and bold, this gown is for you.

Tomasz Starzweski Couture yellow silk and velvet trim gown attached to dramatic lace and tulle embroidered skirt, Autumn Winter 1995. Modern size 6
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