Designer Ruth Tarvydas Silk Dress


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“Ruta Anna “Ruth” Tarvydas was an Australian fashion designer Born in Germany, her family emigrated to Perth, Western Australia when Tarvydas was two years old. She opened her first boutique at the age of 19, with her brother, and shortly after established her first label. In 1983, Taryvdas became the first Australian designer to export clothing overseas. By the 2000s, she had designs being sold in 170 outlets across 16 countries, with a number of celebrity clients, both in Australia and overseas. A flagship store in high-end fashion street, King Street, Perth, was opened in 2009, but closed three years later. A new store was opened in Claremont in 2012, and was featured with Tarvydas in a 2013 ABC documentary. Tarvydas was to debut at Paris Fashion Week in 2014, but died two months before the event.” (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

This typical unusually cut Ruth silk dress is sexy, fun & flirty, perfect for hot summer nights. It features a halter neck, with separate shoulder tie & draw-string tie up skirt, (see side view photo). Exquisite & finely made it falls just below the knee, the dress is in good condition. It is extremely petite though & would best fit a modern Australian size 6.