There's a lot going on here and it is all good! This is a black wool crepe bustier construction strapless dress with heavy beading at the bodice and a sheer panel outlined in red beading on the bottom. The dress zips at the back and the bodice is supported by boning and thick lining. (Please note the dress is too small in the torso to zip while on the mannequin...see photograph 6 for back view of the bodice fully zipped.) The dress is accompanied by a bolero style jacket in a coordinating sheer fabric which resembles tightly woven fishnet. The jacket has lovely details including a belled cuff and buttons at the wrist. Wear them together or pair the jacket with separates for an evening wrap. Excellent vintage condition.
Both pieces are marked French size 38 which should fit a U.S. size 4 however the dress is very small through the waist and torso and best fits a modern day size 2 with attention to the following measurements.
Sleeve Length From Underarm to Cuff 17"
Length From Shoulder to Hem 17.5"
Shoulder Length From Sleeve Seam to Seam 15.5"
Bust 32" (or less)
Length From Front of Bodice to Hem 44.5"
Length From Front of Bodice to Waist 8"
C.1990 Karl Lagerfeld Beaded Bustier Style Evening Dress With Bolero Jacket LU48731729913