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Nora Goes to the Gala

Added Nov 23, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Our lovely co-founder Nora recently attended the 2010 Endeavor Gala honoring the Founding Team of Gilt Groupe as High-Impact Entrepreneurs of the Year. Nora loves to dance so we modified this garment to include extra room at the back and also lengthened the sleeves. We had fun with our film camera taking photos of her. Doesn’t she look ravishing in her eponymous gown done in this dusty deep reddish blue silk shantung?

Material Notes

5 yards of silk shantung, 5 yards of silk charmeuse, 3 1/2 yards of embroidered trim, horsehair braid, 8 hooks and eyes, 1 button



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Romantic



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    Feb 1, 2011, 08.30 PMby Helen Iosipitsa

    gorgeous, I have no words …

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    Dec 4, 2010, 11.26 AMby ihsansoayed

    Elegant , royal and stylish. I’ll try it soon for my son’s wedding.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 08.18 PMby dreamchipper

    I love the sleeve length on that dress, it’s absolutely perfect in the overall line of the dress.

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    Dec 1, 2010, 02.32 PMby olysaccount

    truly vintage!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 06.33 AMby ksgerlock

    Beautiful design. I really like it.

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    Dec 1, 2010, 03.26 AMby chandynasty

    truly lovely!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 12.14 AMby dmichelle

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 10.42 PMby nishavinod2009


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    Nov 30, 2010, 09.27 PMby norcalkitten

    This is stunning!!! Very impressive…

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    Nov 30, 2010, 08.51 PMby abcameo

    Very attractive.

    For me, I can envision deep, contrasting jewel tones perhaps with a shorter underlayer of some beaded lace fabric peeking through. Not that I’m anywhere near experienced enough to sew it myself. ;-D

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    Nov 30, 2010, 07.46 PMby themisstress

    The best thing about this dress is that you clearly love it to bits! It make obviously you feel like a princess – what more can a girl want! Love the colour!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 07.30 PMby bytehaus

    Gorgeous!! It’s a coat. It’s a dress. It’s both wrapped into one. i love it!!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 07.27 PMby tonierenee

    As always, you look lovely. I loved it in orange and also in blue. I like seeing multiples and variations of a pattern, it gets my mind going on how I could make it mine. ;-)

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    Nov 30, 2010, 11.17 AMby mmmenta

    i love it

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    Nov 30, 2010, 10.36 AMby nikkishell


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    Nov 30, 2010, 05.09 AMby magdamagda

    Nora wearing a Nora!:) a great piece, gorgeous blue shades and an undeniable prove that the gown can look both royally sumptuous and “make waves” when dancing!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 04.42 AMby keerthana Sundarkumar

    OH MY GOD YOU ARE CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 02.26 AMby nessys

    I love this colour combo – and I LOVE the tights Nora is wearing! They are cool and extremely well coordinated.

    The dress is beautiful and it suits you well Nora. Just lovely. PS I also love those long sleeves, love them!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 12.33 AMby tinybows

    absolutely amazing! you look like a queen!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 12.10 AMby lyudmyla

    Beautiful! I love the color :)) !!!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 10.32 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    you look FABULOUS, dancing queen!!!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 10.54 PMby nora

      Ooooh – the expert calls me a queen! Love it!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 07.40 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Very elegant and the color suits you very well.

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    Nov 29, 2010, 06.33 PMby wzrdreams

    That trim looks VERY familiar! I used it on my NYE eve dress last year.

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      Nov 29, 2010, 10.53 PMby nora

      We got it at Pacific Trimmings in NY!

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      Nov 30, 2010, 12.56 AMby wzrdreams

      Yes we did! :)

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    Nov 29, 2010, 05.52 PMby anajan

    The more I look at this dress/pattern, the more I like it! I’m sure there will be few more variations of Nora dress in my studio in close future. Nora, you look gorgeous, as usual!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 10.53 PMby nora

      (Blushing) Thanks:)

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    Nov 29, 2010, 05.23 PMby margrietmg

    Pretty! Love the colours!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 05.02 PMby carottesauvage

    You look like the Snow Queen! Where are your ice skates? :) Beautiful!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 05.26 PMby nora

      I am rehearsing for the big show on ice;)

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    Nov 29, 2010, 04.52 PMby sew4my3

    Beautiful! I love the color on you Nora!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 05.26 PMby nora

      Thanks:) I am sooo happy with the dress! Makes me feel like I can fly!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 04.45 PMby apfelbluete


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