1960s Mollie Parnis Red & Black Floral Print Silk w Gold Metallic Dress
I absolutely love the dramatic mix of color with the metallic thread. The combination of that bold red mixed with the floral pattern that covers and the shots of gold thread make it quite a stunning piece. It is constructed from a beautiful crepe silk chiffon that gives it a very light feel once on the body. The red silk bodice skims the torso with a high neckline. The sleeves are left unlined with a red silk at the top and then a billowing pouf of the black silk that is caught up at the wrist with an elastic. The skirt flows from the waist to the floor and the top layer of chiffon floats over the inner layer tissue silk lining - giving it a wonderful light and romantic feel. The skirt is the same black silk as the bottom of the sleeves and I love the contrast this creates. The entire dress is covered with a floral print and the fabric has a gold metallic thread worked through it from top to bottom. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in red through the bodice and black through the skirt with the sleeves unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and hook & eye at the back of the collar. Each cuff has elastic through the cuff
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips of inner lining: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 43.5" 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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