Friday, February 11, 2011

Louis, not Vuitton!

The previously mentioned Jean Louis was the creator of this amazing bugle bead striped gown. He was the head costume designer at Columbia Pictures (1943-1958) then moved to Universal in 1958. He famously worked on the films Gilda, The Big Heat, From Here to Eternity, and A Star is Born. Finally in 1961 he opened his own line of ready-to-wear. It became a huge hit with the leading ladies in his films, especially Marlene Dietrich and Loretta Young (who was also his wife).

The dress below is orange, green and purple striped, hand dyed chiffon that has been covered in bugle beads of the same color. The collar and a single stripe down the back are covered in silver beads. The shape is a classic column, we added the belt to update the look, but it is a true column gown in its natural state. If you want to own a piece of Hollywood history, this is your chance! These Jean Louis gowns do not come around very often, and this one is perfect for a spring garden party, or perhaps an Easter Parade!


Jean Louis orange green and purple bugle beaded classic column gown, c.60's. Contemporary size 4-8 SOLD

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