malcolm starr

1960s Heavily Beaded Floral Malcolm Starr Dress

This Malcolm Starr silk gown is absolutely stunning. It really is one of the best that I have seen and the combination of color, print and material used is wonderful. It has an air of refinement and elegance to it while still feeling fresh and sexy. The dress has a simple and classic cut - a simple sheath with a defined waist and a long, lean that cascades to the floor. It is sleeveless and both the front and back are scooped quite low. A slit is set along one seam but it wraps over the interior skirt so the line of the skirt is not broken but it is there so that you can comfortably walk.The base silk has a lovely floral pattern screened onto it in soft blues and greens on an off white back drop that has just a tint of blue in it. Onto this are dense, 3D clusters of pink seed beads with clear sequins set in and amongst the bead work. The effect is beautiful and all the work is hand done. This beading is done head to toe and some are even set so that the dangle off the fabric, giving you the teeniest bit of extra movement when you move. Its quite amazing. Excellent condition!

Fully lined in a pale blue tissue silk. It closes with a painted back metal zipper and has an inner waist stay that closes with hook and eye. Please note that in the full length back shot the zipper is not closed all the way as it was too small through that area on my mannequin. It does function perfectly.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 41.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1939

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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