Holly Harp opened a shop LA in the late 1960s and created custom clothing under the Holly's Harp label. She tended to create her clothing out of a hodge-podge of new and old materials. In the beginning she favored things like feathers and fringe but her aesthetic became more 'grown up' and glamorous as her career progressed and she ficused more on jerseys and draping. She was an avid thrifter and you can see the influence of earlier decades in her work.
This is a great set that is made from an easy to wear and care for jersey. It is two pieces. A pair of loose and easy pants and a top that you just slip on over your head to wear. The pants are have a banded waist and then are loose and generously cut through the hips. From there they taper down to the ankles where they have a high slit that runs almost to the knee but us partially hidden by the way the fabric is set to slightly overlap. So you only get the idea of the opening when you move or sit. Down each side of the pant is a large ruffle of fabric that has a wavy finish to it. These give the pants lots of movement when you move. The top is made out of a loose cut tank that is topped by an almost cape like outer layer. It is cut angled up higher at each side and then ends in a point at the front and back. The neckline mirrors that same V and there are little weights inside the base of the v at the neck so that is draped perfectly once it is on. It really transforms on an actual body and the movement it has is fabulous. Being two pieces means you will be able to endlessly mix and match it with other pieces too. Excellent condition
Unlined and the pants zip to close and the top slips over the head. Attached weights at the V of the top so its sits properly on you once it is on. Both pieces are tagged a small but the pant waist is cut generously.
Bust: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 18" from top of shoulder to shortest point, 24" to longest
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from top of bodice to waist
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.