mollie parnis

1960s Fine Gold Sequin & Net Mollie Parnis Dress

Absolutely stunning silk net full length dress by Mollie Parnis, who one of my favorite American designers! The dress is from her companies high end, demi-couture line and it shows. The dress is a fantastical confection of and almost weightless netting that has a green undertone to it mixed with gold. Over this netting thousands of tiny gold sequins have been sewn into place so the entire dress gleams in the light. In addition the lower half of each sleeve and the hem is finished with a vertical netting that is sewn so that you get the idea of stripes but it is all net and weightless. It is truly a gown that appears to float on the wearer and is quite magical! The waist is defined by a banding that is covered in sequins set more densely to give it some contrast and those spectacular sleeves are left unlined. You will feel like a princess in this one! Excellent condition.

The bodice is lined in a sheer nude netting and the skirt in a nude silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. There is a small area on one hip where the sequins are rubbed off. It is really not noticeable and in no way detracts at all when on but I did mark the price down quite a bit. It would be easy to out some matching sequins on if this bothered you.

Note that in person it is a more muted gold with a slight undertone of a green.

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 13.5"
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1841

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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