1970s Rare Scott Barrie Jersey Dress
Scott Barrie is renowned for designing sexy, sometimes outrageous clothing and was particularly adept in the use of silk chiffon and silk jersey. This is exactly what I am talking about - it is made of a slinky brown silk jersey and drapes and moves beautifully. His models were known not to walk down the catwalk but to strut and dance and boogie, infusing each piece with pure joy and the sense of being alive. His dresses often had wrapped bits or ties like this as well - this one has super long wide jersey ties in the same fabric that fall from each shoulder and can be crossed over the bust as I have done and then wrapped around the waist one or several times depending on the look you are after. The color is very flattering on a wide range of skin tones and his piece are rapidly becoming highly collectible. Barrie was a great, but sometime overlooked American designer. Mint condition.
Shoulders: 15" across
Bust: stretches up to 18-19" comfortably flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: stretches 14-16" comfortably flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Total length: 51" from mid neck at the back to the bottom hem
Unlined and has a back zipper. The ties are attached on either side of the front shoulder and down the front arm seam and can be wrapped and styled a few different ways.
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival