Saturday, March 07, 2009


In 1972, Loris Azzaro designed this jersey dress he named "The Baba." A halter of jersey connects to a collar of abacus beads hand-knotted on a web of jersey strings that criss-cross sensually down the back. Additional strings swag to the floor and provide for some high-drama from the back of the dress. One of our favorite Decades red carpet moments was when model and actress Carolyn Murphy wore a green Baba to the Met's Costume Institute in 2004. The theme was the Goddess and Ms. Murphy certainly captured the essence of what it means to be a Goddess. The dress caused a sensation and was a great fashion moment as the stunning Murphy ascended the stairs to the top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This version of "The Baba" comes directly from the original owner who purchased the dress in Rome. She chose a vibrant purple for her Baba. Now all we need is the girl who will turn a sheath of jersey and beads into a dress worthy of a Goddess.

Loris Azzaro "Baba" of purple jersey, 1972. Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
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