Joan Collins One of a Kind Jeran Designs Poinsettia Vermicelli Couture Gown Worn on December 1983 Playboy Cover W/Custom Dress Form, Framed Playboy Cover, Framed Gloves/Original Sketch & Life Sized Standee - This magnificent evening gown was worn by Joan Collins on the iconic December 1983 Christmas Edition Playboy Magazine cover. The gown is constructed of red chiffon and is beaded in the vermicelli style with red bugle beads and finished with a silver bugle bead and crystal lochrosen trim in various sizes. The form-fitting gown has a deep plunging neckline to the waist, a thigh high slit on the left side and a single spaghetti strap on the right. The hip and strap are embellished with handmade poinsettia flowers comprised of various sizes of crystal lochrosens, rose montee jewels, silver bugle beads and sequins beautifully matching the trim. The gown has a low back with three diagonal straps beaded with bugle beads, crystal lochrosens and sequins. The gown is accompanied by the custom made dress form of Joan Collins, framed presentation with the cover worn gloves and original sketch which is signed by Collins, Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin, framed Playboy cover and a life sized standee display. Approximate measurements: bust-36", waist-26", hip-36"
Jeran Designs was founded by Emmy Award-nominated designers and life-partners of 30 years, Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin. The pair were the epitome of Hollywood glamour through the 1980s and 90s, and created some of the decade's most iconic fashions. They created the sparkling red gown worn by Joan Collins on her December 1983 Playboy Magazine cover, and the infamous "Hollywood Graffiti Gown" hand-beaded with the signatures of over 345 of Hollywood's most influential women in entertainment and other fields. The Graffiti Gown took over 24 years to come to life and was created to bring awareness to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the United States. The gown was first envisioned by McLaughlin in 1980, and was finished and revealed in 2004 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences "TV Cares Ribbon of Hope Celebration" where the duo were honored for their humanitarian efforts in creating the gown. In addition to the one-of-a-kind Playboy and Graffiti gowns, Skeels and McLaughlin created the wedding dress with a 10-foot train worn by Nikki Reed Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) on The Young and the Restless, and dressed the likes of Connie Sellecca, Cheryl Ladd, Lana Turner, Kim Novak, Donna Mills, Lindsay Wagner, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole, Little Richard and the legendary Liberace at the height of the 80s and 90s. The pair also designed for the models on Star Search and spent 22 years designing gowns for the models and for prizes of "The Price Is Right," and created pieces for shows such as "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful."