mr blackwell

1960s Mr Blackwell Custom Silk Set

I love the classic cut of this suit with it's box jacket and slim pencil skirted dress. And I could go on for days about the fabric! It is rich and luxe and amazing! Really one of the best example of silk and textiles of this period I have seen! The dress is a slim cut simple shift that is cut to skim over your curves. It is refined and graceful and the color is perfection. I love the coppery pink thread mixed with silvers that is woven into the soft green silk back drop. The colors pop off each other and it just adds to the rich feel of the set. The jacket is classic box cut but with wonderful details like that wide band at the bottom back and the fabric covered buttons. It is simplicity mixed with a masterful seaming and cutting and extraordinary fabric. This is from the Custom line to the equivalent of a a made to order one step under couture piece! Excellent condition and a true beauty

Shoulders: 15" from seam to seam
Bust: 21" flat across the inside from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across the inside from side seam to side seam
Length: 24" from mid-neck to bottom hem
Sleeves: 17" from shoulder seam to longest point

Bust: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Total length: 41" from top of shoulder to bottom hem

The jacket is lined in a a matching silk and skirt is lined in a matching silky rayon. The jacket has no closures and the pocket opening are all finished and done with proper dressmaker finishes. The skirt closes with a hand set back hidden zipper. All hand finished.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD757

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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