Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture Cocktail Dress


The tag inside this little black dress reads “Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture”. It tells me that the heavy black taffeta gown was made in France but it doesn’t tell me the year.  The house of Jean-Louis Scherrer closed it’s doors in 2008 and I can only find a few references to the clothing line on the web. The gown is gorgeous and like all true classics transcends time and fashion trends.  It was beautiful when it was new and it’s beautiful now. Whatever the decade, put on a heavy silk gown like this and you will look fabulous.

I found the dress at my favorite resale boutique “Clothes Heaven” and wore it the first time for a gala event I attended with my father last year.  The dress came on a recent trip to the desert so it could be photographed in a suitably dramatic environment.  I accessorized it simply with sparkly rhinestone drops, big black sunglasses and classic pointy-toe pumps.  If I were to find myself on the red carpet this is what I would wear.

  • Sunglasses – Fendi
  • Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane
  • Dress – Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture
  • Pumps – Nine West

What would you wear to a red carpet event?


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28 Responses to Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture Cocktail Dress

  1. anne aka SpyGirl
    January 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    [I was told by your bot that I did not have enough words and to type more]
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    • Heather Fonseca February 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

      I’ll talk to the bot, get him straitened out!

  2. Alexis Grace January 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Wow. Seriously fantastic. What a fantastic statement dress!

  3. Sharon January 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    That is a very lovely dress. And I love the sunglasses . . . . because my thing is big “I am a superstar” frame sunglasses.

  4. Sylvia
    January 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    That is one gorgeous dress Heather. Absolutely LOVE it. Amazing pictures too!
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  5. Jeannie
    January 31, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    Stunning photos!! You should be on the red carpet!
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  6. mary jo
    January 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    beautiful dress heather–you can keep it in your closet for the rest of your life and it will always be relevant!

    xo mary jo
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    • Heather Fonseca February 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

      That was one of the reasons I purchased the dress, I thought I could still be wearing it when I’m 80!

  7. citizen rosebud
    February 1, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    You look amazing! Amazing! What a gorgeous classic dress. The hugging on the curves is incredible.
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  8. Rich February 1, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Great article, the pictures look great!!!
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  9. Stacey - Total City Girl
    February 1, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Wow – that dress really makes your waist look tiny!!
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    • Heather Fonseca February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

      Yes, it’s one of the reasons I like the dress!

  10. Bayard Coulombe February 2, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    It is a real classic look. You look stunning in the black dress and those sunglasses are there to kill. The environment is great for this photography.
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    • Heather Fonseca February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

      Thank you Bayard. I’m glad you like the photos and my favorite sunglasses too.

  11. Dress Code: High Fashion
    February 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Excuse me, how did you get Steven Klein to shoot you!?! 😉 Looks like a professional editorial! (But a little less picture-editing, please).

    Fab dress. You`re really rocking the couture!

    Love, Jen
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    • Heather Fonseca February 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

      Aw thanks! Hugo will be very pleased. He’s been having fun with his photos in photoshop, which is why there aren’t too many of them. I’m usually over his shoulder saying “um, honey I need a blog post…” So glad you like the photos and the dress.

    February 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Pretty sure when I’m rich & famous that I’ll have you do my styling and your hubs take my photos!!!
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    • Heather Fonseca February 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      Well, he now plans on retiring from teaching to take up photography, so that might just work out!

    February 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Spectacular colour dress! You steal the red carpet with those editorial quality shots.

    • Heather Fonseca February 4, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      Thanks so much. I’ve only worn the dress twice but it was really fun to photograph.

  14. SACRAMENTO February 4, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Absolutely breathtaking dress and photos, dear Heather
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  15. Arash Mazinani
    February 5, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    I think I would wear a Tom Ford suit, if only I had one. Something really sophisticated and classic, obviously well cut. Similar to the number you picked it looks fantastic on you!
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    • Heather Fonseca February 8, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks Arash! A Tom Ford suit would be fabulous on any man I think.