Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

Close
You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.
Close

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

This item sold on October 15, 2012.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Request a custom order and have something made just for you.
Vintage 1980s cocktail dress by a classic 1980s designer, Climax by Karen Okada for David Howard. Gothic, sexy, elegant, revealing and festive:

• stretch black lace with a floral overlay
• deep sweetheart neckline
• 80s shoulder pads (removable)
• center satin panel decorated and trimmed with black beads and sparkling black luminescent sequins
• basque waist that flows into a full, gathered, lacy skirt
• long sheer lace sleeves with ruching down the wrists
• deep, plunging back with ties behind the neck
• fully lined (with sheer sleeves)

Marked a size 9/10, but that was then: nowadays it will best fit a size small/medium, or a 4-8. It has tons of stretch and the bodice will fit you like a glove. Shown on a size 6 mannequin (we know she says size 8, but believe us):

bust 34 - 37"
waist 27 - 30"
hips 37 - 42"
length 46" in front, 52" in back
shoulder to shoulder 16" - 18"


Condition: We put this one at good, though still gorgeous. All the seams are tight and intact and the lace is nearly free of snags. The caveats: the black color has gone a bit purple in a few places, and there are a few sequins and beads absent, though most seem present -- even on the edge of the neckline, amazingly. Priced accordingly as a vintage frock with tons of great details and a few flaws.

vintage 1980s black lace dress. Sm / Med. Sequins, beads, satin, lace goth backless. Climax Karen Okada / the BLACK RUSSIAN party gown


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: nylon, applique, acetate, sequins, beading
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1485 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people