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)
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU130204309438
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