mr blackwell

1960s Mr Blackwell Custom PInk Print Maxi Dress

The fabric on this Mr Blackwell Custom dress is just fabulously insane. It is a heavy weight silk satin that has been hand screened and painted with that wild design. His custom line was made to order so basically a demi-couture line and most, if not all pieces with that label are one of a kind and were fitted to the client. His clients for that portion of his business were starlets and socialites and I only wish I knew the girl that had worn this one! A vivid pink has a wild design of multiple colors and the wonderful design covering every inch of the fabric. The cut is simple and fully covers the body to balance out that sheer impact of color. The neck is high and the sleeves are long. A curved empire waist sits under the bodice an the skirt flows to the floor in a A-line column. The interior is the same shocking pink. It is wonderful! Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a vivid pink silk and closes with a back, painted metal zipper. Each sleeve has a hidden set, painted metal zipper to close.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from top of bodice to empire waist
Skirt: 45" from empire waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1917

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.