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1970s evening dress

#c249 $550

Sequined evening dress from the Peggy Cone collection, 1970s

New York jazz icon Peggy Cone had her own swing band, The Central Park Stompers. According to the New York Times obituary, "She delighted audiences with her strong voice, over the top style, and the elegant vintage clothing and accessories from her vast collection."

This fab sequined evening gown from Peggy's collection glows with iridescent sequins and beads, embodying her exuberant personality. The kaleidoscopic color shifts from lilac to green to bronze, depending on the light and angle of viewing.

The asymmetric beading pattern covers one side as well as the lower front of the torso. On the sides, the skirt is draped and slit to the torso. The gown is totally lined with black organza. It closes in back with a zipper and a hook on the halter.

The scintillating iridescence makes this a dress for an Iris, the messenger of the gods in Greek mythology. Iridescence derives from Iris, the personification of the rainbow. Her brilliance might have seemed to fade momentarily, but it always soared again before it was extinguished.

With its sexy, body-molding cut, the sylphlike mermaid dress is reminiscent of glamorous 1930s Hollywood styles. The limbic system is the most primitive part of the brain from man's evolutionary ancestors 300 million years ago. It controls "fight or flight" instincts and sexual arousal. When you appear in this sizzler, you may cause a riot!

The condition is excellent. It just shows gentle wear.

The torso was taken in on the sides to fit skin tight. The alteration, done by hand, can easily be let out without leaving marks. If let out, add 1 1/2" to the measurements.
It measures: 36" bust, 27" waist, 35" hip and 49" center-front length.

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