Gorgeous heavily sculpted Stavropoulos Couture purple silk gown dating back to the mid 1970's. George Stavropoulos was a New York fashion designer best known for his innovatively draped dresses and evening gowns that seemed to float in air. Many of his designs were influenced by the grace of classic Greek sculpture. He was couturier to celebrities such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Barbra Streisand. His gowns were made almost entirely by hand in his own atelier. Their quality and workmanship rivaled that of Parisian Haute-Couture. They were expensive, selling for up to $7500 in the late 1970's. This breathtaking royal-purple silk gown is a wonderful example of his genius. The bodice is a seductive asymmetric one-shoulder design with detailed beaded & sequin floral appliques. The metallic shimmer is stunning. I love the sculptural side construction which reads so modern. Stavropoulos ignored fashion trends and women buying one of his gowns know that it will never go out of style.
This Stavropoulos designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or discoloration. Perfectly working side-zipper. Only sign of age is one faint spot by the side drape which is very hard to notice. Please message for detailed pictures. This garment is over 30 years old and is truly stunning.