Friday, June 9, 2017

My Collection: White velvet with gold metallic designs Dominique gown

This gown was worn by Diahann Carroll as Dominique Deveraux on the "Dynasty" spinoff "The Colbys."

Diahann wore this gown in episode 4 of season 1 "Family Album."

Dominique wears this gown to a party in Los Angeles to celebrate Jason Colby's clean bill of health after he thought he was terminally ill.

This gown is white panne velvet woven with flat, gold, metallic thread in an abstract free form pattern.  The pattern resembles a wood grain or animal print configuration.  The gown is one sleeved with a long train off the left shoulder that flows down the back of the gown to the ground.  A portion of ruched fabric begins at the right side of the waist, crosses diagonally over the chest, and connects to the train at the left shoulder.  The inside of the gown has a built in corset and there is a length of weights sewn into the hem all around the bottom.  The right side of the gown has a slit up to the thigh.  A headband turban of matching fabric was also worn with this gown but has since been separated or discarded.