Illusion Magic by Jean Louis
Famous for designing Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday" dress
(among other dresses for Marilyn),
and for designing stunning gowns also for Marlene Dietrich,
Lana Turner, Judy Holliday, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, and more,
and nominated for 14 Academy Awards for his costume design,
Jean Louis Berthault was known as "Fashion's Master of Illusion."
This stunning illusion dress is a fabulous example of Jean Louis's design aesthetic.
The beautiful base dress features a neckline/upper bodice of his famous nude-colored soufflé chiffon attached to a black silk wiggle dress.
The entire dress has a sheer chiffon in black that floats over the fitted dress.
Edged in a wide satin ribbon trim with a bow at the back neck ::
Beautifully constructed with many hand-finished details ::
Fully lined in silk with hand-set zipper
Truly an exceptional piece!
Label: Jean Louis I. Magnin
Now available in the 4 Birds Vintage shop