Dress Sexy At My Funeral
Simply beautiful body skimming maxi dress by the 70’s designer Clovis Ruffin, made out of lightweight black stretch poly jersey knit.
It features a sheer chiffon flared hem and capelet. The skirt is cut in points and a full flared bias cut chiffon hem is attached creating a provocative glimpse of the legs. The shape and design of this dress have been definitely inspired by 30s feminity. Not only is it drop dead gorgeous and sexy, but the simplicity of the silhouette allows for easily dressing it up or down with changes of accessories, making it both versatile.
In conclusion, the little black dress they’ll never forget
About the designer: Born in the USA, Clovis Ruffin in 1973 became the youngest designer to win a Coty award. He was known for his easy to wear, body conscious jersey knit dresses and this one might be the best one I’ve seen by him. He helped focus the fashion industry’s attention on young women who had grown up in blue jeans and were looking for youthful, carefree, affordable clothes as they began entering the work force, so clingy, T-shirt-like dresses became his trademark.
By the mid-1970’s he was designing pants and loose, flowing dresses. In the 1980’s, he produced lounge wear and also slinky, taffeta evening dresses. In 1990, he designed costumes for the Alvin Ailey dance company and in recent years branched out to interior design. After his initial success, his small company, Ruffinwear, became part of the Kreisler group until it closed in 1979.
– Label reads: “Clovis Ruffinwear”
– Composition: 100% Poly jersey.
– No marked size.
– Real size: Best for size Small or Medium (EUR 36/38.) Stretchy fabric.
– Pull on style.
– Made (and bought) in the USA.
– Very good Vintage condition. Professionally dry cleaned before shipping.