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1970s Norma Kamali Attributed Cream Drape Butterfly Evening Dress 6

SKU: 7085
Regular price $495.00
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This is an iconic butterfly dress design by Norma Kamali in the 1970's. The dress is in a silky cream viscose fabric in the tiered, draped butterfly design that hangs longer on either side.

There are loops around the shoulders of fabric that give this jacket the illusion of shoulder pads, but, instead of shoulder pads, it is fabric tied around the tops of the shoulders. This dress has three tiers of gorgeous pleated fine rayon fabric that creates the effect of butterfly wings. It has a deep V neck both in the front and in the back and is in a lovely cream color. This one closes with hooks and eyes down the front seam so it can be worn as an evening jacket or dress.

This dress version was designed in 1978 and a version of it is in the MET museum.

The original owner unfortunately removed the label on this vintage dress (the black Norma Kamali OMO label would have showed through the semi sheer fabric). We have had one of these dresses in the past, and there is no mistaking it! The original owner assured us it is authentic, and her estate was full of wonderful designers such as Chanel, Hermes and Valentino.

Each tier has a 40" opening, and the draping material and construction allow it to fit a range of sizes. It is modeled on our size 2 mannequin without pinning. Can fit up to a size 6 (hooked) due to 40" tier measurements.

LENGTH from shoulder to side hem: 45"

LENGTH from shoulder to front hem: 34"


TIER MEASUREMENTS (top seam to bottom seam): 13-14""EACH

In order to best determine fit, measure yourself or a garment of a smilar style that fits you well. Compare those measurements to those on the item description.

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