1980’s designer princess gown in burgundy velvet

As splendid as it is luxurious, this never-worn and deadstock 1980’s gown by Alyce Designs of Chicago was originally sent to a Saks (as in Saks Fifth Avenue) sample sale.   The basic form is a drop-waist formal dress with puffed sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and tea-length hem:  quintessential mid-eighties.  The real beauty is in the use of fabric:  A soft velvet in a burgundy-wine color, expertly gathered down the front, at the drop waist, and best of all, at the sleeves.  The visual effect makes a lasting impression, and it likely is compounded when worn and walked in.  Click here for more sizing and views!