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If there is a universally-flattering dress shape, a well-designed goddess dress, with its asymmetrical drape, is it. This gorgeous goddess gown is in ivory silk (or a silk blend). It is fully lined and, as you can see in the photos, very figure-flattering. The stunning simplicity, the amazing drape--the designer himself--make this a true collector's piece of fashion history.

This gown is from the notorious designer Eric Gaskins, who was a New York based fashion designer known for his craftsmanship and technique. Gaskins grew up in Groton, MA and graduated from Kenyon College of Ohio with a degree in Fine Arts. He moved to Paris where he won an apprenticeship with Hubert Givenchy. He designed for Koos Van Den Akker, Bob Evans and Scott Barrie before launching his own label in New York. His design philosophy was “to create clothes that are essential, without artifice or contrivance.” This is a great example of that philosophy.

His designs were sold in high end retailers like Saks and featured on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Spy, Bazaar, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Palm Beach Illustrated. Other significant editorial coverage included such magazines and television programs as: Self, New Woman, Elle, Essence and Entertainment Tonight. He closed his design business in mid-2009, simultaneously announcing that he was the pseudonymous author of the notoriously biting fashion blog The Emperor's Old Clothes, where he blogged under the identity "Fluff Chance", "a hairless Sphynx cat that uses designers as a clawing post".

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact time of this dress, although the owner said it was from the late 1980s, which would make it one of his earlier pieces. Goddess gowns have (of course) been in style more than out.

Condition: Excellent vintage condition. I can find no issues to note.

Tag has no size or fiber content. Reads: Eric Gaskins NY.

This dress is best for a small.

✂-----Measurements (doubled)

Bust: 32-33"
Waist: 24-26"
Hips: 34-35"
Length from shoulder to floor: 55"

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✿Model: Kim✿

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Lorraine Schuchart

Vintage 80s Grecian Goddess Gown by Eric Gaskins/Givenchy Apprentice: Ivory, Small


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Material: silk
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