About Ferrara Mesh

At The Center of Fashion

Anthony Ferrara

At a Christmas sale more than 45 years ago, Anthony Ferrara purchased a metal mesh cowl scarf. He was intrigued by the way the metal mesh caught the light and flowed so luxuriously. This proved to be serendipitous.  Anthony soon learned that no designer had successfully used this material for clothing.  He was the first to see the potential in metal mesh and to conquer its challenges.  Anthony let the material do what it wanted to do….cling to every curve and make every woman feel beautiful.



    Edition: November 1981


    Edition: August 2007


    Edition: March 2000


    • Designs featured in most prestigious fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar
    • Ferrara mesh designs appeared on two covers of Playboy Magazine
    • Guest appearances on many talk shows and TV magazine programs
    • The only fashion designer to be featured in two Absolut (Vodka) ads: A silver mesh mini dress with turban for “Absolut Ferrara” and an 18 karat gold dress for “Absolut Fashion” for Elle Magazine (valued at $500,000 in 1990). This gold mesh dress was featured in the Swedish ABSOLUT Museum in 2019. At the current price of gold, this dress is now estimated to be worth $4,000,000!

    Years Design Background

    Years Mesh Experience

    Ferrara Flashbacks

    Super Models

    Paulina, Christy Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Gerry Hall, Brook Shields, Niki Taylor, Heidi Klum


    Whitney Houston, Cher (several pieces), Cybil Shepard, Farrah Fawcett, Tina Turner, Pia Zadora, Marilyn Chambers, Vanessa Redgrave, Barbra Streisand, Morgan Fairchild, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Barbara Mandrell, Anne Murray, Ann Gillian, Marilyn McCoo, Emma Samms, Linda Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rita Moreno, Joan Rivers

    Featured In


    Ferrara is the man widely credited for creating the sparkling, often outrageous mesh tops, halters and dresses that shocked the world of women’s clothing in the 1970s and ’80s and continue to occupy a unique niche in the fashion world.

    – The Sun Chronicle