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House of Diamond Dress


Silk, polyester, synthetic horsehair, plastic, lace
Worn by Unknown
Gift of Anonymous

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This one-of-a-kind design by wedding fashion designer, House of Diamond, was purchased at the original Kleinfeld Bridal in Brooklyn, New York. According to Kleinfelds, the dress was designed to be part of a regular collection but the gown was so labor-intensive that by the time it was finished, it was decided that it should be one of a kind.

The over-the-top trend of the 1980s was still prevalent in the early 1990s, resulting in voluminous skirts, cathedral trains, ornate appliques, puff sleeves, and even shoulder pads. The elaborate glitz and glam of this full patchwork skirt echoes the last remnants of the previous decade. By the end of the 1990s, fashion had swung back towards sleek dresses and simpler designs.

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