mollie parnis

1950s Silk Taffeta Mollie Parnis Dress

The exterior of this stunning Mollie Parnis dress is fashioned out of black silk taffeta which helps give it a bit of structure and allows it to hold its gorgeous shape. The cut of this dress is absolutely gorgeous! It has a high neckline with an exaggerated and ruffled collar. Those same ruffles are mirrored at each cuff and as a swooping finish to the skirt. The top skims over the bust and nips in at the waist. From there the skirt skims over the hips to a wide ruffled flare that ends just below the knees. It has that perfect, chic late fifties, early sixties feel and looks to have never been worn. A superb and early example of the label and in excellent, unworn condition.

Shoulders: 14.5" across
Sleeves: 23" to end of ruffle
Bust: 18.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 25" from the waist to bottom hem

Fully lined in black silk - a silk crepe through the bodice and silk organza through the skirt. It closes at the back with a painted metal zipper.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD799

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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