Louise M. Neyer, Allied Member ASID
This gorgeous dress designed and hand made by fashion designer Laura Stearn with her partner Interior Designer Louise Neyer connotes the glamorous era of the infamous Art Deco artist, Erte’.
The construction and design of the dress is a creative and sophisticated blend of fashion and interior fabrics and concepts. Here the designers have mixed elegant silk chiffon covered in small square paillettes with the stiffness of fine upholstery leather, luxurious beaded trim, and eclectic drapery fabric. The dress is even lined on the inside with a mixture of dress weight silk charmeuse and fine grade furnishing fabric. To add versatility and drama to this incredible dress is the detachable skirt! Rip off the bottom of the dress, attached by velcro, and you instantly have a short and sexy cocktail dress! Its two fabulous dresses in one.
The unique and dramatic jeweled leather necklace with cuffs and matching earring set uses real antique chandelier crystal drops with a drapery fabric train that trails off the back of the neck! The train is also removable, attached by velcro, for the option of a less dramtaic look by just wearing the neck piece by itself.
Photography by Gerry Maceda and Adrianne Bonafede