DOO-RI CHUNG Mrs. O. stole the show in her mesmerizing purple ruched gown at a state dinner for the South Korean president. A bold statement gold cuff, chandelier earrings and dazzling beaded belt added oomph to her look.
Pair of undersleeves American, mid-19th century United States DIMENSIONS 50 x 29 cm (19 11/16 x 11 7/16 in. ) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Linen machine net with applied bobbin lace; silk plain weave (taffeta) ribbon CLASSIFICATION
1957, Charles James; James created his first TREE gown in 1955; this version followed two years later. He stated that the design used "faille stretched like a ruched membrane over a stiffened shell molded NOT to the figure of the client, but to the shape I wished it were." He created numerous versions of this dress in various colors between 1955 and 1958.