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Gown of purple-gray pleated chiffon embellished with beads, sequins, and gems surrounding flat silver metal rectangles.

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Szczesny, Stefan 2007.


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  • Szczesny, Stefan Szczesny, Stefan (b. Munich, West Germandy, 1951 - )
  • Escada Escada (Munich, Germany) was founded in 1976/78 by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley. Many designers have worked for the firm.


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Gown of purple-gray pleated chiffon embellished with beads, sequins, and gems surrounding flat silver metal rectangles.


To mark its 100th anniversary in 2007, Neiman Marcus asked leading fashion designers to create what they saw as the future of fashion for the exhibit; Future Fashion, curated by Ken Downing.
Escada was founded in 1978 by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley in Munich, Germany. Stefan Szczesny was the designer for Escada from 2007 to July 2008. He designed the 2007 collection.

Bodice is strapless with constructed bust and princess seams. Full-length skirt is heavily embellished with purple-gray feathers; lined in plum silk satin. Vest of flat silver metal rectangles surrounded by beads, sequins, and gems trimmed and embellished with purple-gray feathers; lined in plum silk satin.


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Texas Fashion Collection

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Szczesny, Stefan. Gown, physical object, 2007; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402534/: accessed July 26, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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