Embroidered by Hand in Partnership with the Kalhath Institute
Le Style: Our take on the timeless tailored shirtdress in knee-length comes in our signature imperial cotton. It features a front placket, mother-of-pearl button closures and delicate hand embroidered contrast stitching along the cuffs and collar.
Ma Muse: At Room 502 deceptively simple cuts are informed by decades of couture knowhow. Cristóbal Balenciaga and Charles James were masters of the arched sleeve, cut from a single fabric without a seam at the shoulders. A
silhouette favored by glamorous clients such as Gloria Guinness and Pauline de Rothschild, our version provides fit and volume in all the right places.
Recalling Rossy de Palma’s striking style in Pedro Almodóvar’s 1988 masterpiece, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, we’ve given this timeless shirtdress a couture twist with voluminous sleeves and elasticized cuffs.
Mode d’Emploi: Channel French style icon Jeanne Moreau at the Venice Film Festival, circa 1962, wearing it buttoned up with pointy stilettos and red lipstick. Or picture Persian artist Shirin Neshat at a private showing of her latest oeuvre, wearing it unbuttoned over slim pants and her silver Bedouin jewelry. Chic or non-chalent. Your choice.
Dry clean or hand-wash only