sequin trapeze dress



He floats through the air with the greatest of ease

That daring young man on the flying trapeze

Karl Wallenda was in his teens when he answered an advert in 1920 for ‘a hand balancer with courage’. Years later he was about to perform the flying trapeze at Madison Square Garden, when he was told the safety net had been lost in transit. He performed without. Fifty years later, aged 73, Wallenda was attempting a walk between the two towers of the ten-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, when he lost his balance and fell to his death.

Embody the melodrama and vivid aesthetics of the circus with this theatrical sequin-adorned gown. Featuring star embellishments that put Chanel to shame and embroidered trapeze artists on the shoulders, this – like Karl Wallenda – is a true original.

Handmade in India in 100% silk with sequin embellishment

W 42cm L 130cm