There was a time when beautiful laces were manufactured in the US, and when I would go to New York to visit my fabric vendors, they would place calls to their factories in the Catskills to check on quantities for me. That was a long time ago. One by one, they went out of business and their intricate machinery was auctioned off and sent mostly to China.
I have just a handful of these high quality laces left in the studio, and I don't part with them easily. I am attached.
So, when I wanted the perfect dress in which to celebrate my 50th birthday, I decided it was time to cut some of it up.
This is the Black Widow Baby dress, and there was only enough lace to make about 25 units, so we made it a cut-to-order only piece. There's only enough lace to make a few more, and at $247, it is a downright steal, if I do say so myself.
The dress has kind of taken on a life of its own.
After our beautiful model wore it at the photo shoot, I lent it to her the next day for her engagement photos. Along with the shoes posted above! If you ever need an absolute dream of a model, you should hire her!
I lent it to my assistant for a wedding.
I lent it to fashion author Fawn Cheng for her book launch.
Fawn Cheng Laine Sou Weinberg - got so many "Wowzers" on the dress...thanks again. Someone said: It's the perfect dress for any occasion, a wedding, dinner, cocktails, travel, business...I kept thinking to myself she should make a commercial for the dress. She's right though, you hit a homer with this one. And it's comfy too!
I couldn't have said it better myself!