mollie parnis

1960s Flowing Scarf Armed Mollie Parnis Maxi Dress

This is a fabulous 1960s Mollie Parnis and I think one of my favorite pieces by her to have ever hit the shop - it is hard not to love such a strong statement piece. It is certainly one of the most dramatic dresses I have seen and yet it still has a soft and sexy element to it. It is done in a beautiful chiffon that has been custom screened with a fantastic plaid design. The pattern is a combination of deep corals and reds with pops of different colored stripes running through. Those incredible and dramatic panels of fabric that act as the flowing sleeves give is a kimono-esque, exotic feel that is unbelievable. They are each a full 42" in length and trail down the sides. The way they move and flow when you move while wearing the dress is just incredible. The skirt flows to the ground in a column of chiffon acting as the perfect balance to the sleeves. The front and back plunge to just the right amount and the waist is defined by a wide band of gathered fabric. The contrast between the colors and the beautiful cut mixed with the volume of the sleeves is incredible! Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a deep raspberry silk crepe and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper.

Shoulders: 14"
Sleeve panels: 42" to longest point
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 11" from top of bodice to top of waist band
Waist band: 4.5"
Skirt: 40" from bottom of waist band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1998

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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