Exquisite 1980s MoriLee organza gown by award-winning New York designer Madeline Gardner. This is a breathtaking gown with scalloped hemlines and laser cut organza ruffles, that will stun everyone who sees it.
Madeline Gardner gowns can cost several thousand dollars, but when you touch and see this gown you understand why. Her dramatic sheer trains and romantic layered ballgowns are widely sought after and stunning to wear.
This beautiful dress is cut short at the front and flows behind with a delicious train that makes one feel like a fairytale princess floating in a dream.
The top layer is sheer floral, matching the gorgeous sheer pink under skirt which flows beautifully. And beneath that again is a short black satin skirt.
The gown is strapless with a pleated and beaded bodice strengthened corset-style on the sides. It laces up the back with wide black satin ribbon – and enough length to tie in a lovely generous feminine bow. The satin ribbon lace-up caters for larger bustlines, however it also laces tightly to suit smaller proportions .
The bodice retains and enhances a beautiful feminine shape and is elaborately decorated with crystal beading. There is also a beautifully beaded wrap-around feature waist band.
This delightful vintage gown has had some gentle wear, with a heel puncture in the pink "under train" – but this could be repaired and is hard to notice. Some of the beads have also come loose or been lost.
However, none of this takes away from the breathless beauty and originality of this lovely gown.
Madeline Gardner, a New York designer renown for bridal gowns and ball gowns, has spent decades designing some of the world's most lavish gowns – and her "passion for fashion" is the driving force behind the MoriLee collection.
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