Simply breathtaking, this once-in-a-lifetime gown is also a feat of extraordinary craftsmanship. The spectacular starburst pleating was inspired by a 1950s cocktail gown our designers discovered in an archive. To recreate it, hundreds of strips of fluttery bias-cut silk georgette were cut and then painstakingly stitched and ironed into a circle of radiating pleats. Featuring a fitted bodice, a slight mermaid silhouette and a subtle train, it also has a tulle underlay for some added drama and volume. With an interior corset in supremely slimming power mesh and silk satin-covered boning around the entire bodice and cups to maintain the impeccable shape and a comfortable, secure fit. Because of the intricate detailing on this gown, only a few exist. A true work of art. Strapless. Hidden side zip. A-line skirt. Fully lined. Falls to floor. Part of J.Crew Collection. Import. Dry clean. Catalog/jcrew.com only.