Vogue Documented 1973 Mollie Parnis Red Jersey Dress
This exceptional Mollie Parnis dress was showcased on Beverly Johnson for Vogue in 1973 and I am very pleased to have it in the shop. It is cut to follow and skim over the body with a beautiful one shoulder silhouette. I especially love the strong coral red that dress is done in. It is the kind of color that flatters many skin tones and makes a strong statement despite the simple lines. The dress cascades from that single shoulder in a swooping column of fabric. The shoulder that is present is cut wide to slight sit over the cap of your shoulder while the other side is left bare. It zips up at the side of the inner column dress but there is a layer of jersey that sits over this that is caught up under the arm and set slight towards the back so you have a little extra detail there and the fabric falls in soft drapes. This setting of the closure more toward the back also allowed the dip that is created to be set even lower then it could have been if it was set under the arm like usual and this gives you a sexy expanse of skin. It is truly a gorgeous piece. Excellent condition.
All the layers are made of the same jersey with the inner dress made of a double layer of it and the outer exterior layer draping over that. The inner dress closes with a painted metal zipper. and the outer layer closes with hook & eye. I see a couple of teeny pinholes near the hem but nothing detracts and the fabric is strong and stable. Hand rolled edge. The fabric does have some stretch
Bust: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: to 60" from top of shoulder to hem but will come up some as its bias cut
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Beverley Johnson in Mollie Parnis for Vogue, December 1973. Photographed by Kourken Pakchanian.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.