More Than Just One of The Guys

The name Guy Laroche conjures up images of over-the-top, bow-adorned, taffeta-draped, 1980s extravagance (some obviously more successful than others). It's a shame that our collective memories seem to only remember the last decade of a long + incredible career.

Guy Laroche's career began (as many of the greats' did) as a milliner. In 1949 he went to work for the legendary Jean Desses until he opened his own couture house in the late 50s where he was head designer until his death in 1989.

Images shown from 1957 / 1959 / 1961 / 1972 / 1965 / 1966

Yep. Amazing stuff. That's why we're pleased to offer this late 70s Guy Laroche haute couture evening gown. The construction inside is just as beautiful as the draping outside. Truly stunning!

Late 1970s/very early 80s Guy Laroche strapless haute couture evening gown. Three layers of black sheer silk chiffon draped on the bias and tied at the bust. We love the contrasting opaque edges of the silk. Exquisite haute couture construction features a full netted corset inside to help keep the dress up and in place in addition to a side metal zipper. Please feel free to email for more construction photos. PRISTINE vintage condition - truly looks unworn.

Available at http://www.bustownmodern.com

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