This vintage 1980s strapless designer dress in blue with a black lace overlay by Kathryn Conover is ethereal and romantic. The jewel tone cobalt blue dobby base fabric is gorgeous and the point d'esprit black lace over layer makes for a visually striking combination, it is stunning. Add in the classic design features, the strapless top, net crinoline and blue lining and the quality construction and you have the dress dreams are made of. This is in near perfect condition, it was worn once and has been stored for 30 years. It bears the Kathryn Conover Originals label and the Made in the USA ILGWU label and is tagged a size 6. The sizing is vintage so please use the measurements to gauge fit. This truly is a sophisticated update of the princess dress and you will feel like you're floating on air in as you glide across the floor in this confection.
Measurements: Chest: 32 inches. Waist: 26 inches. Hips: Full. Length: 43. Not: Kathryn Conover burst into the world of Seventh Avenue with a fresh take on The Little Black Dress. She hit the ground herself and sold her first collection to Bergdorf Goodman, Sak's Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Lord and Taylor. Throughout her two decades designing, both under her own moniker and for beloved brands like Liz Claiborne and Perry Ellis, Kathryn became known for highlighting feminine sensibility within a sophisticated fashion statement. Her work is often romantic, yet decidedly modern; always interested in moving the needle forward, while never too far as to distract from a woman's natural beauty. Kathryn Conover spent a decade designing high-end evening gowns, and now she's moved on to bridalwear with a talented network of seamstresses, pattern-cutters, and beaders who can create virtually anything a bride can dream up—ditto for bridesmaids, from $1,500. Sources: The New York Times 1983 and New York Magazine.