|Evening gown |
Rebecca Rothschild, New Orleans
New Orleans-based designer Rebecca Rothschild studied in New York and worked for Bill Blass before returning home to launch her own label. The Fashion Group of New Orleans awarded Rothschild its prestigious Alpha Award for her Spring 1995 ready-to-wear collection, which included this elegantly draped silk crêpe gown. Rothschild worked very much in the couturier tradition, custom fitting gowns for her clients. Distinctive features of this dress include the "fish-tail" train and the ribbon-like treatment of the bodice that creates an illusion of bareness.
Gift of Ms. Rebecca Rothschild