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Two 1980s Philippine-Inspired Evening Dresses, Heavily Sequined





Lot: 206

Manila, Philippines. brCirca 1980.brThe first, decorated with ostrich feathers on a vibrant red polyester silk-satin chiffon mermaid dress, with buckram-type stiff lining. The front lower waist to hem embroidered with pearlescent beads, paillettes, sequins and drop-pearls. Detachable train in silver lame, lined with same red fabric as dress. The sleeveless torso with removable high, puffed short sleeves. brbrThe second, with De Modeo Creations label, of orange polyester silk-satin, sewed with mock apron or sobrefalda and mermaid hem and butterfly sleeves. The entire garment, from sleeves through torso, and most of the way toward the hem, encrusted with neon orange sequins. The detailing of the sobrefalda decorated with applied black and gold beaded and sequined flowers, and with black beaded fringe. brbrBoth dresses hand-stitched. brRoughly 26 bust, 22 waist, 29 hips. Approximate size: 0..brCondition: Some losses to feathers. Two light stains to one sleeve, red dress. Orange dress: stains and minor discoloration toward hem. br


Auction Date: September 7, 2019

Estimate: $300 - 400


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