Louis Féraud party dress, 1980s
This fun loving dress is perfect for the holidays. A long black velvet bodice is paired with a flouncy pleated taffeta skirt. The bodice is gently shaped with long darts. The poufy skirt is supported with built-in black net underpinnings. The dress closes in back with an invisible zipper.
Féraud won the Golden Thimble Award in 1978 and 1984 and maintained consistent high quality throughout his career. His craftsmanship is hard to find these days. Like the best materials, such craftsmanship is too expensive for new clothing, except at top price points.
I love the unabashed femininity of Féraud's party dresses, ultra sexy while remaining sweet and demure. Known for dressing the Parisian elite in the 1960s, he understood that dressing is not a random exercise for a stylish woman. She should be the center of attention at a party.
Since Coco Chanel made the little black dress popular in the 1920s, it has been a perennial favorite. Féraud's LBD achieves Chanel's fashion ideal: simple, sexy, and stylish!
The condition is excellent. The dress is clean and ready to wear.
The size is marked 36 (US 6).
It measures: 36" bust, 29" waist, 48" hip, 13" from sleeve cap to sleeve cap, 24" sleeve length, 19" from the shoulder to the top of the skirt, and 43" from shoulder to hem.