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Vintage David Hayes Black Cocktail Dress

About the Item

This timeless vintage little black party dress was made by David Hayes in the late 1980s/early 1990s. David Hayes was a Los Angeles designer very active during the 80s and 90s who famously rebelled against the fashion status quo of his era, celebrating women and their inherent femininity. At the same time, he insisted on using old-fashion, labor-intensive tailoring techniques, and never cut corners, using expensive trims and linings. It's made of beautiful silk crepe, with a sarong-style draped skirt accented with a beautifully draped rosette at the asymmetrical waistline. Darts in the bodice provide shape, and there are light shoulder pads offsetting the 3/4 length sleeves. The craftsmanship is evident: it's beautifully lined on the interior, with hand-finished details. Closes in the back with a hidden zipper and single button. Note that the exact fiber contents are not listed. Measurements: This will best fit a modern size Medium, or possibly Large; Shown unclipped on a size Small and it's a bit oversized, but it still works. Please refer to below measurements to ensure a proper fit. Shoulders: 15.25" between shoulder seams Chest: 40" laid flat relaxed, up to 41" pulled taut Waist: 31" laid flat relaxed, up to 32" pulled taut Hips: 38" Sleeves: 16.75" Length: 38" from shoulder to hem Great vintage condition. With any questions about the specific condition or size, please send a message for additional photos or measurements, as all sales are final. *IF YOU REQUIRE EXPRESS SHIPPING (domestic or international), please contact me for my best quote! Same-day or next-day delivery (or pickup) is in most cases available in the NYC area. @VERYBREEZY — Follow along on Instagram for exclusive access to new vintage arrivals
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    Height: 38 in (96.52 cm)Length: 38 in (96.52 cm)Marked Size: size S, M, & L; see description (US)Bust: 40 in (101.6 cm)Waist: 31 in (78.74 cm)Hip: 38 in (96.52 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 38 in (96.52 cm)
  • Style:
    1980s/1990s (Of the Period)
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  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3381220681102
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