Saturday, November 08, 2008


Rihanna, do you read the Decades blog? We know you shop at Decades and always find great dresses here, but this Fabrice from the early 1980s just screams you. It was custom made for a Park Avenue socialite who recalls running way downtown to meet with Fabrice and had a blast being fit by him. The result is a yellow and turquoise tafetta strapless pouf cocktail dress with signature black jet beaded trim and black cord passementrie. It's perfect for Rihanna, and it's perfect for a Decades client who loves to be noticed and isn't afraid of a strong bolt of color!

For those unfamiliar with Fabrice, his full name was Fabrice Simon and was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 29, 1951. He moved to NYC in 1964 and by the early 1980s his elaborately beaded clothes were just what the nouveau-riche were craving. With the Stock Market crash of 1987, his business turned mostly to custom work and eventually he shuttered his business to concentrate on painting. He passed away in 1998 at the young age of 47 due to complications from AIDS.

Fabrice custom made two-tone silk tafetta party pouf dress, c. early 1980s. Marked S, modern 4 SOLD
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