Black velvet fishtail gown

Tami Neilson wore this dress in the music video for her song 'Lonely' - a song that was started, but never completed, by her father in 1972. Designed by Judy Dee of Curvy Couture, the gown is reminiscent of old school Hollywood glamour. "I saw the fabric at the wholesalers/importers, and fell in love with it. After we had sort of decided on the style, I sent a sample to Tami (along with a few others) and was so excited when she liked the same one. We are so lucky with versatility of the fabrics available now, but I still hanker for the look of luxury and glamour of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The neckline is done in freestyle curves and points, an idea I had used before for a gown for Miss Pin-Up 2015, and borrowed on an old Hollywood movie." 



Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Tami Neilson
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Judy Moughton
Manufacturing location: Hamilton
Garment type: Evening gown
Material: Velvet embossed bengaline
Colour: Black
Label: Curvy Couture
Date: 2016