80s Vintage Black and White Beaded Dress by Laurence Kazar
Vintage Black And White Beaded Cocktail DressA fantastic vintage beaded party dress by Laurence Kazar. This flapper style dress is made of silk with a heavily embellished top and a chiffon overlay skirt. The bodice is tank style with a low scooped front and low back. It has four rows of tube beads around the neck, arms, and hem. Round white beads are used to make a beautiful abstract floral pattern on the chest, straps, and hip. The reminder of the bodice is embellished with back seed tube beads in a free from pattern. The top is attached to the skirt which is full and made of two layers, one silk and one chiffon (the skirt has a straight hemline and is not lower in the back as it appears in the photos). There is a full back zipper. This is a beautiful party or special occasion dress in very good condition.
Item: Vintage 80s Beaded Party Dress
Material: Silk, rayon, beads
Size: Size Large, but fits like a modern small to medium
Maker: Laurence Kazar
Measurements: Taken with the garment lying flat, please double bust, waist and hips.
Length: Shoulder to hem - 36"
Length: Shoulder to end of bodice - 24"
Strap Drop - Estimate about 6"
Back Width (taken under the arms): 17"
Condition: Very good. While I did not notice any missing beads I always like to mention with these heavily beaded dresses that there is a possibility a few are gone. The dress appears to lower in the back but that was due to the way it was photographed on the dress form.
Photographed on a dress form with the following measurements, Bust 35 1/2", Waist 25 1/2", Hips 35 3/4", Rib cage 29 1/2"