The Haydée

1950s Havana by Gretchen Dawley

Spaghetti Straps, Sleeveless, Floor Length

This lace number is inspired by Haydée Santamaria. She was a Cuban revolutionary and politician and known to many as a heroine in post-revolutionary Cuba. As one of Fidel Castro’s trusted associates, she was a key influencer in overthrowing the Batista dictatorship in Cuba. She fought for the women’s battalion. After the Revolution, she founded la Casa de las Americas, which in its efforts, brought the arts back to the Cuban people. This fit and flare gown w/ scallop detail featuring covered buttons all the way down the back w/ a detachable train holds a powerful silhouette, yet all the hand-work and lace mixing gives it a true damsel-in-distress look.

Found in the Rocky Mountain Region:

Bozeman, MT - Poppy Bride

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