1960s Mr Blackwell Gold Metallic Lurex Dot Organza Dress
Richard Blackwell launched his line in the late 1950s and even then his dress sold for between $800 and $1000 (or up to $10,000 in the modern terns). He dressed many of the stars of the day including Jane Russell, Dorothy Lamour and Jayne Mansfield. Here we have a piece from the 1960s done in a combination of a darker brown chiffon organza and a gold lurex thread that has been applied to the organza in a series of circles that cover the dress from tip to toe. The gold catches the light beautifully and really adds detailing to the piece. The cut is simple but dramatic and fully covers the body. The neck is high and the sleeves are long and cut with a huge pouf balloon sleeve finish that I love. The skirt is quite full and it flows to the floor in a lovely cascade of fabric that is almost a full circle skirt on the outer layer. This is the glamorous version of the hostess dress and very chic. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in the same synthetic organza as the exterior and a brown silky rayon through the skirt. The sleeves are left unlined. It closes with a back, painted metal zipper. Each sleeve has hidden set, fabric covered snaps to close.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips at inner lining: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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