1960s Gold Metallic Organza Malcolm Starr Dress
This stunning dress is one of my favorite Malcolm Starr designs. I have seen it in red before but this is my first in gold and blue. The fabric is stunning with a gold metallic thread covering an underlying pattern in blues and greens, all on an light organza. The effect is amazing - almost like wearing a fine gold leaf and the dress is shockingly light in weight. The bodice skims over the torso with darling little capped sleeves and a detailed waist line. The front is notched and plunges and the neck, waist and sleeves are all detailed with a gold braid that has rhinestones set all along its length. The skirt cascades to the floor in a widening swath of fabric and I love the fullness of it. The silk used is very lightweight and the fabric really holds the shape of the skirt beautifully. I love that it has pockets hidden away at the sides and that it is lined in blue - this unexpected flash of color is spectacular against the gold. Really a lovely piece! Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a blue tissue silk and closes with a painted back metal zipper. The inner skirt lining is finished with a wide band of dressmakers horse hair to help support and keep the shape of the skirt over it. Hand finished
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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