1960s Kiki Hart Silver, Gold & Pink Silk Brocade Dress w Rhinestone Detailing
This is the twin of a dress I have had in the shop before and I am happy to be able to show the original one I had on Dee Hilfiger who purchased the first one and wore it to the CFDA awards and for her feature in the book 'Takes of Endearment'. It is a pleasure to find a second one and this one is in as pristine shape as the first one was.
The dress is by the Kiki Hart label that was based out of New York. They were known for producing high end garments that had a touch of detailing to them. They had a reputation for their fabric choices and used higher end fabrics. This dress is a wonderful example of that. The fabric used for it is a spectacular metallic silk brocade. The base is a bright pink that has a silver and gold thread pattern woven through it. Placed into that are a scattering of rhinestones that give the entire dress even more of a sparkle then the metallic fabric underneath creates. To balance the impact of the fabric the design itself is kept simple. It is sleeveless and the neckline cut in a simple scoop. It is more fitted through the upper bodice and then falls in a column over the bust, widening out as it skims past the waist. It continues to widen out as it nears the floor giving it a chic A-line cut. The fabric choice helps it to hold that refined shape. It has only vertical seams so that there is nothing to break the lines of the dress. I love that it has hidden pockets along the front seams. It is magical. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a pink silk and closes at the back with a metal and nylon zipper. Pockets along the front.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1-3) Dee Hilfiger (with Tommy Hilfiger) at the CFDA Awards, 2013. / (4) Dee Hilfiger featured in the book "Tales of Endearment: Modern Vintage Lovers and Their Extraordinary Wardrobes" by Natalie Joos. / (5-7) 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.