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LaVetta Dress

1,200.00
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LaVetta Dress

1,200.00

Beautiful, Bohemian-style, scarf dress by LaVetta King. Tag reads, "LaVetta of Beverly Hills." Small. Measures 29-inches around under the sleeves; 42-inches from under the sleeves to the bottom of the skirt.

California designer LaVetta King got her first clients by knocking on backstage dressing room doors. It worked - landing Lena Horne, Diana Ross, the Supremes, Nancy Wilson and others as personal clients, so the designer, who prefers to use her first name only, figured the direct approach was worth trying on Rosalynn Carter. She didn't expect Mrs. Carter to become a client but only wanted the First Lady to view her designs... 

Intrigued by the idea of scarf-dressing, LaVetta tested her designs first on five-and-dime quality scarves... made mostly from Oriental silk squares in flowered, geometric and paisley patterns... are 98 per cent handmade. All hems are hand rolled, buttonholes hand bound, seams hand stitched. Elizabeth Taylor, Nancy Wilson, Alexis Smith and Helen Gurley Brown are among the LaVetta King scarf dress collectors.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1977/03/06/fashion-notes/dc5f3142-cffa-42c0-be0d-4040fe108416/?utm_term=.027abdac4e36

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Beautiful, Bohemian-style, scarf dress by LaVetta King. Tag reads, "LaVetta of Beverly Hills." Small. Measures 29-inches around under the sleeves; 42-inches from under the sleeves to the bottom of the skirt.

California designer LaVetta King got her first clients by knocking on backstage dressing room doors. It worked - landing Lena Horne, Diana Ross, the Supremes, Nancy Wilson and others as personal clients, so the designer, who prefers to use her first name only, figured the direct approach was worth trying on Rosalynn Carter. She didn't expect Mrs. Carter to become a client but only wanted the First Lady to view her designs... 

Intrigued by the idea of scarf-dressing, LaVetta tested her designs first on five-and-dime quality scarves... made mostly from Oriental silk squares in flowered, geometric and paisley patterns... are 98 per cent handmade. All hems are hand rolled, buttonholes hand bound, seams hand stitched. Elizabeth Taylor, Nancy Wilson, Alexis Smith and Helen Gurley Brown are among the LaVetta King scarf dress collectors.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1977/03/06/fashion-notes/dc5f3142-cffa-42c0-be0d-4040fe108416/?utm_term=.027abdac4e36