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1980s Fernando Pena Gold & Pink Bead Sequin & Net Dress


Fernando Pena was born in Spain and ended up based in Miami where he ran a small independent couture house. He was known for his bold and striking evening wear which, like this dress, were pure drama and showed his love for beading and glitter. This is an absolutely stunning, full length silk net dress that is absolutely covered in beading. His dresses would have been made in his studio in very small and limited quantities and it shows in the workmanship in this dress. The dress is a fantastical confection of a cream and pale pink netting that has thousands of tiny glass tube beads hand sewn into place and following the vertical lines of the netting. These beads are done in rows of gold. pink and silver and the effect of all of this together is beautiful. Heavier bands of beads circle each cuff. Through the netting are panels of silver and pink lace - these are set seamlessly into the rest of the netting and give detail to the neckline, chest and hem. The shoulders are set with a high cap and the sleeves left long. It is truly magical. You will feel like a princess in this one. Excellent condition. The outer dress is unlined so could be worn on its own over a foundation garment for a more sheer, bold feel. The inner lining dress is well made and made of a cream nude silk. The dress closes with a back painted metal zipper and each cuff has a small hidden set painted zipper. hand work through out. The cut will allow it to work on a range of sizes Inner Bust: 16.5 - 20" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam Length: 58" from top of shoulder strap to hem Outer Sleeves: 25" Slightly inset shoulders: 14" Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam Length: 58" from neck to hem Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.


  • Designer
    Fernando Pena
  • Brand
    Fernando Pena
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent. Please expand description above for full measurements..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 58 in.

    D 147.32 cm

  • Bust
    20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Waist
    20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Hip
    21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Length
    58 in. (147.32 cm)
  • Seller location
    Toronto, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Item# DD2669
  • Reference number

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