Black, Black Lace, Silver/pale Rose, Black Silver Evening Ballroom Gown Dress
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Holly Harp gown. Beautifully detailed with black 'jet' beads around scoop neckline, straps and 'V' detailed waist. Skirt has layers of lace, silvery black mesh, silk undergarment slip lining. Holly Harp is fine designer ladies. This dress vintage, I wore one time at Debutante Ball, Waldorf Astoria. It's fine classic design, tailoring, details are classic & timeless. We paid, as I recall about $1250 for this evening dress, ballroom gown back in mid 1980's. It has been stored since in clean home. Size small (I guess will fit today's 4-6 or someone who is a size 8 with trim waistline).Designer Holly's Harp designer high fashion ..Vintage Holly Harp Ballroom Cotillion Gown Petite small mid 1980's Hand Jet Beaded Layers of Lace Waldorf Astoria. Paid $1250 for this gown worn only once and stored. Many vintage Holly Harp custom - like gowns have sold today for more than original cost due to quality! Price reduced from $650.00 to only $450.00 to sell. Recommend that you take to high end professional gown dry cleaner. Having been stored the dress can use professional refresh cleaning. Possible to try your own method..maybe hang in shower area after hot steam shower or the like.Non smoking home, no odor other than normal dust like from being stored in guest room clothes closet.
The sinuous lines of Holly Harp's evening wear hearken back to the form-fitting, bias cut gowns of the 1930s. Her career began in the hippie milieu of late 1960s Los Angeles. Working from her eponymous shop, Harp created custom clothing from a hodge-podge of new and old materials. Harp's aesthetic soon shifted, moving towards what she called "grown-up glamour clothes."1 Discarding the feathers and fringe she favored in the late '60s, Harp began working with more refined materials, including silk chiffon, panne velvet and silk jersey. Using these textiles enabled Harp to produce a range of romantic, body-conscious evening wear,
This is a beauty. Fine quality, timeless classic design!
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