malcolm starr

1960s Densely Beaded Malcolm Starr Floral Silk Dress

This Malcolm Starr silk gown is absolutely stunning. The combination of color and print underneath that densely beaded surface is spectacular. It's elegance and refined while still feeling fresh and sexy. The dress has a simple and classic cut - it is a simple sheath with a slightly defined waist and a long, lean skirt that cascades to the floor. It is sleeveless with a scooped front and low V at the back. The bodice is cut to suggest the softest of draping and the skirt cascade to the floor in a column of silk. The silk twill base has a huge floral pattern screened onto it in soft greys and pinks on an pale yellow. Onto this and following the floral pattern are silver interior, clear glass tube beads that are hand applied. The effect is beautiful the gown shimmers in the light as a result. This beading is done head to toe and give the gown an incredible weight, though once in it feels perfectly balanced and comfortable. Excellent condition!

Fully lined in a off white tissue silk. It closes with a painted back metal zipper. Hand applied bead-work and finished. I see no major bead loss. There is one small mark on the bodice that may lighten further with additional cleaning - its hard to spot because of the immense amounts of beads. Please super size the photo to see.

Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 35" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2311

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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