donald brooks

1960s Donald Brooks Rhinestone Scattered Jersey Dress

I love finding Donald Brooks pieces  - they have a certain ease about them - partly due to his fabric choices and also in part because of his cutting and draping techniques. This dress is a gorgeous graphic black and white printed jersey that has been finished with a scattering of rhinestones across its surface. This makes for the perfect combination of full out decadence that contrasts with the ease of the fabric - a delicious contrast when put together. The faceted glass crystal detailing is hand, prong set across the upper portion of the dress and sleeves. It's an ingenious way to give it a little glitz without ruining the perfect simplicity of the jersey. The stones are spaced put from each other all down the front and back and sleeves so you catch the light. The fit of the dress is done so that it skims over the bust and waist and the sleeves are left long. There are yards of fabric used in the skirt so it has a nice movement to it. An unusual and striking dress. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a metal and nylon zipper at the back. A hidden set snap at each cuff. The fabric has some stretch but the waist is fixed at the seam

Sleeves: 22.5"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 17.5-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 39.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2523

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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