1970 Norma Kamali Couture Rare Scenic Novelty Applique Felt Lace-Up Dress

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This is an incredible rare, early Norma Kamali piece that really should be in a museum as it is from one of her first collections. The design is simply breathtaking; an appliqued scenic forest all hand-stitched with felt. The care to piece this together after carefully selecting matching hues must have taken days. I love the seductive lace-up bodice and long,lean sleeves. The pictures really say it all and it is even more unbelievable in person. "Taste is an evolution and refinement of the one's personal likes and dislikes. This evolution takes place with a constant curiosity and interest in everything. The editing consequently refines the choices and defines taste." Norma Kamali

Measurements
Bust:32 inches
Waist:25 inches
Hips:37 inches
Total Length:45 inches

This rare designer garment is in excellent wearable condition with no discoloration or rips. The felt as thinned in a few places from age and there are a few spots which I have not tried to clean due to the historic nature of the piece. This item is over 30 years old and is truly exquisite. Very unique, collectible and rare.

Details

  • Designer
    Norma Kamali
  • Brand
    Norma Kamali
  • In the Style Of
    Norma Kamali
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    45 in. L
    114 cm L
  • Bust
    32 in. (81 cm)
  • Waist
    25 in. (63 cm)
  • Hip
    37 in. (94 cm)
  • Length
    45 in. (114 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    AU130204309438
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