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LOUISE

Black

$650.00

LOUISE

Black

$650.00

This versatile dress has bracelet dolman sleeves, disguised pockets at the hip and a hem that hits below the knee. Likely dating from the 1980s, the original dress was made from a light wool jersey – remade in a luxuriously smooth Japanese wool crepe, this dress is ideal for perennial wear. Characterized by a universally-flattering silhouette, architectural structure and a lush drape, this easy piece can be slipped on and dressed up or down. It is that elusive perfect black dress.

The Louise dress is named for the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Best known for her large-scale arachnid sculptures, Bourgeois was a prolific sculptor, draughtsman, painter and printmaker whose artistic themes included the subconscious, domesticity, sex, the body and mortality.

100% double crepe virgin wool

 

Made in New York City

Textile manufactured in Japan

Based on a vintage garment

Dry clean only

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Measurements are taken from a size Small

  • Body length (shoulder to hem): 40 inches
  • Shoulder point to shoulder point (seam to seam): 17 inches
  • Sleeve length (shoulder seam to cuff): 17 inches
  • Model is 5’10” (hip: 34”, waist: 25”, bust: 33”) and is wearing a size Medium

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