During the 1980′s we presented two more phenomenal sellers…the “Winged Victory” dress and the “Knotted Triangle”. As we look back, we’re not entirely sure why both dresses played off the idea of knots, but they did, and it gave each tremendous versatility.
The Winged Victory dress, of silk crepe de chine, was an instant success because could be worn straight or tied in seven different ways – taking it from casual to the most elegant evening. Here you see it with its two winged sides hanging simply and beautifully. In addition, each side could be tied at the side, in front (high or low)or in the back (again high or low), as shown below.
One side could even be drawn up and tied at the shoulder for more coverage and an incredibly elegant drape! I wish we had more photographs of this dress, because the looks it achieved were wonderful! So wonderful, that it was knocked-off by a very prominent New York designer (whose name will go unmentioned), who is still in business today.
The Knotted Triangle dress was another super- sophisticated favorite. It was a wedge shape, for which we were well known. Clients loved the camouflage silhouette as well as the versatility of the dress. The beauty of the Knotted Triangle was in the three colors of heavy silk crepe de chine used for the body and triangle overlay, which displayed its contrasting colors when knotted. It was an easy dress to accessorize, you just needed fabulous earrings!
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