DescriptionNolan Miller Designed Lavender French Lace Nightgown and Charmeuse Negligee for Joan Collins in Her Role as Alexis on Dynasty. Ca.1985. Night gown: French lace; negligee: charmeuse, French lace; Label: Nolan Miller; Dress Size: 6/8.
An A-line floor-length lavender charmeuse negligee with lace covered, fitted bodice and 1 1/4" shoulder straps. There is a zipper closure at center back. Inside the negligee strap in black marker is written "HJP." To secure the negligee to the nightgown are two eyes that correspond to two hooks on the nightgown. The nightgown is hand pieced in French lace, with a deep scooped neckline. The gown is open to the floor with seven self-covered buttons and closure loops at the waist. Wide sleeves gathered at the shoulder, flare to the wrist. The neckline extending down the center to the floor is edged in scalloped lace. The floor edge was left raw.
With her flare for fashion and perfect size 8 body, Nolan enjoyed designing for Joan Collins and continues to this day. In her role as 'Alexis," Joan was often dressed in negligees. These gowns played an important role in the costuming for Dynasty, as there were many bedroom scenes and special attention was given to what the ladies slept in. Just as Linda Evan's padded shoulders started a craze, part of the resurgence in interest in night ware during this period is clearly attributed to the hundreds of negligees seen on Dynasty. The episode aired is unknown for this negligee and gown which are in Fine condition with some light staining on lace dressing gown. There is some incomplete piecing of the bodice lace, which is probably original to the piece. From the Nolan Miller Collection.
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