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10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress | Medium
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
10.9 Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress - Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage

Bernard Perris Black Cocktail Party Dress | Medium

Regular price $ 295.00 $ 0.00

WOW. What a STUNNING and unique piece!!!! This dress is truly a work of art, with all the time and care put into the construction of a true masterpiece. Bernard Perris was an assistant designer for Guy Laroche and a designer for Dior before starting his own line in the late 1960s! This gorgeous dress is created from a thin, black shiny/glittery material that can look purple in some light (see photos for reference!), and is loaded up with incredible details. The top half has two matching fabric buttons at the front neckline, long fitted sleeves with hidden zippers on the inside of the wrists, a fitted waist, a matching fabric peplum that lays over the skirt, matching fabric buttons down the back to the end of the peplum, and a two tier accordion pleated skirt that literally FLOUNCES due to the net interfacing sewn along the hem of the lining underneath and has a hidden zipper closure at center back. There are also two thin shoulder pads sewn into the dress (can easily be cut out) and thick belt loops around the waist, but no belt that comes with it. Only the skirt is lined, the rest is unlined. No pockets.

"What has been mainly distinctive of my work…is an atmosphere of high standard elegance with a glance to independence of mind and fun toward "les ideés reçues." I have been many times called the most "couturier" of the "createurs," probably because my line was more a nouvelle couture than a deluxe RTW. As everyone, I have a double personality and am reflecting the influence of the "austerité" and "grandeur" of a Balenciaga, as well as the "glamour," "sexy touch," and "joie de vivre" of a Jacques Fath."

—Bernard Perris

"It has been said that the women's ready-to-wear designs by Parisian Bernard Perris embody the philosophy "more is more." From the moment he opened his own Paris showroom in 1969, Perris favored dramatic, almost theatrical fare, incorporating luxurious fabrics, intricate construction, and extravagant trim into his creations. He was even accused of cramming enough ideas for a dozen dresses into one garment, loading his designs with high voltage, eye-popping details."

Read more about the designer HERE!

Fits like a modern size | Medium
Tag size | n.a.
Material | n.a., but the material is very light, smooth, and shiny!
Label | Bernard Parris, Paris

Vintage condition (out of 10) | 9

*Model is 5’6” with measurements of 34x28x40, wears a modern size Small in tops and Medium in bottoms.

Measurements taken lying flat - double the bust, waist and hips for true measurement.

Shoulders (seam to seam) | 17.5"
Sleeve length (shoulder seam to sleeve hem) | 23"
Bust (armpit to armpit) | 19" (38")
Waist | 14.5" (29")
Hips | Free
Length (shoulder seam to hem) | 41"

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| CONDITION |

+ Each of these items are vintage and presumed to be pre-worn! We do our best to detail any notable flaws. We will never rate an item a '10' because that would mean it has never been worn. A '9' rating is the best! We will never list anything below an 8.
+ Each item has been machine washed using Gain liquid laundry detergent and dried outside in the California sunshine, with the exception of items that are dry clean only (mainly anything Silk or Wool).

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