Permanent Collection




$650.00 $300.00

Please note that this is a final sale item. No returns or exchanges will be accepted.

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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Shipping & Returns


Model is 5’8" and is wearing a size Medium

Size Extra Small

  • Body length (shoulder to hem): 39.5 inches
  • Shoulder point to shoulder point (seam to seam): 16 inches
  • Sleeve length (shoulder seam to cuff): 16.5 inches

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

Size Medium

  • Body length (shoulder to hem): 40.5 inches
  • Shoulder point to shoulder point (seam to seam): 18 inches
  • Sleeve length (shoulder seam to cuff): 17.5 inches

Size Large

  • Body length (shoulder to hem): 41 inches
  • Shoulder point to shoulder point (seam to seam): 19 inches
  • Sleeve length (shoulder seam to cuff): 18 inches


Permanent Collections offers $15 UPS Ground shipping on all U.S. domestic orders. We also offer UPS 2-day Air for $25 and UPS Next Day Air for $50, for U.S. domestic orders. International shipping to Canada and Europe is a flat rate of $50. Shipping to all other international locations is a flat rate of $75.

Orders are processed the following business day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Orders received on weekends and holidays will be processed the next business day. Availability of products is not guaranteed. If you have ordered an item that is not available or that is delayed, we will notify you via email or telephone. When your order is processed, you will receive a shipment confirmation email with the shipping tracking number. Residents of California will pay state tax on their purchase (8.75%). Orders will be shipped via UPS.

Expected arrival date for international orders is approximately 10-14 days from the order date. For international orders, a customs duty will be charged to you depending upon the country in which you reside and the cost of the product you have ordered. Permanent Collection is NOT responsible for payment of this duty. Please consult an online duties calculator before placing your order, as this charge could amount to a few hundred additional dollars for which you will be liable. Orders will be shipped via UPS.


Should you wish to return an item, it must be in unused, unworn, unwashed, unaltered, and in undamaged condition and returned within 14 days of purchase. All returns must include original packaging: any boxes, hangers, garment bags, and other packaging materials.

Should you wish to return an item(s), please contact us at We will then email you a return UPS shipping label and a return packing slip for you to mark with the reason(s) for your return. Repackage the item(s) you would like to return and place the prepaid UPS return label on the outside of the box you’ll ship back to us at:

Rogan Distribution Center Suite 100
Attn: Returns 180 Orville Drive
Bohemia, NY 11716
United States

Drop off your shipment at a UPS Store (find your nearest store at or at any UPS facility.

As soon as we receive your return, we’ll let you know in an e-mail and make sure that your refund is processed within 7 days. It may take up to 14 business days from the date we process your refund for it reflect on your original form of payment.

We reserve the right to deny refunds if the merchandise returned does not meet our return policy requirements.


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