A stunning Jean Louis Scherrer silk crepe and metallic lace evening dress in an exclusive deep bronze caramel color. Lace bodice and sleeves are lined a crinkle silk chiffon. The silk crepe wrapped sarong skirt is self lined and has a attached (hand-stitched), draped silk swag. Long sleeves with silk crepe covered buttons and silk crepe button loops. Large shoulder pads are hand-stitched onto shoulder seams. (can be removed if desired) Hidden zipper in back. The bodice inside seam extends beyond the waist seam, forms into a stay and attaches with a hook/eye.
In the mid-1960s Scherrer had an agreement with the American department store Bergdorf-Goodman to grant them exclusive rights to reproduce and resell his designs in the States.His clients included Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing,Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Raquel Welch, who wore Scherrer animal-print dresses in the 1977 film L'Animal.By the 1980s, his work was known for its opulence and luxury, with many garments hand-beaded, embroidered and lavishly trimmed.