1960s Mannequin Pale Gold Metallic Lame & Organza Maxi Dress
This is a very pretty little dress from a little label called Mannequin. The sleeves and skirt are made from a pale gold chiffon organza that has little dots woven through it in a gold lurex thread that has been applied to the organza in a series of circles that cover the fabric in long rows. This is mixed with a fine light weight gold lurex knit that has been used for the front and back of the bodice. The gold catches the light beautifully and really adds detailing to the piece. The cut is simple but dramatic and fully covers the body. The neck is high and the sleeves are long and cut with a pouf balloon sleeve finish above the cuffed wrists. The skirt is quite full and it flows to the floor in a lovely cascade of fabric. This sits over an inner skirt which gives the pattern on the skirt a touch of depth. The hem of the skirt is finished with a wide banding of gold patterning and this same denser application of the gold thread is used on each cuff as well. This is the more glamorous version of the hostess dress and very chic. Excellent condition.
The skirt is fully lined in a pony nude silky rayon and the bodice is interlined with a fine netting. The sleeves are left unlined. It closes with a back, painted metal zipper. Each sleeve has hidden set, fabric covered snaps to close. The gold is much better in person. The camera added shadows to the photos.
Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips at inner lining: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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