You see. This is what I meant about the multiple personalities of RARE vintage. One day we are the Mudd Club kid from the 1980s, the next day we are the elegant sophisticate in Paris. Today we are Punk Princess listening to Siouxsie and the Banshees singing Peek-a-boo while wearing a peek-a-boo Koos Van Den Akker from 1977. (I know, Siouxsie and the Banshees were a bit later but the title just worked so well with the dress.)
This is Koos patchwork gone punk. It is an amazing punk inspired dress that was made for an event in New York for our client. Her date also wore Koos Van Den Akker, a tuxedo with safety pins but unfortunately we do have that ensemble. The little rips are intentional (very Balmain this season isn't it?). The bodice is covered in a cut out lace attached to a synthetic jersey by artfully arranged safety pins.
It is a quite daring dress and my client swears that she wore it with nary a thing underneath and as she has a magnificent bosom, I am sure that she did!
1977 patchwork punk lace Koos Van Den Akker Gown. Size 4/6.