malcolm starr

1960s Tribal Print Silk Malcolm Starr Maxi Dress

I have had the twin of this wonderful printed silk Malcolm Starr before and the new owner of that one still treasures it. I am very pleased to have found another as it is quite beautiful. It has a bit of a hippie tribal vibe to it blended with a chic hostess gown silhouette. One can imagine this  as originally residing in the closet of girls like Talitha Getty or Veruschka - and it would have been a piece that they would have thrown on with jeweled sandals and a pendant, champagne glass in hand, to entertain in. I love that the design would have been screened specifically for this dress prior to construction as the borders of the print follow the design exactly. The planning and excess fabric to produce piece like this is something that is not done today! The colors are still crisp and true due to the high grade of silk used. Easy to wear with a simple bodice that skims the torso. The waistline is highlighted with an attached silk belt with an interesting contrasting print. The skirt is amazing - it really borders on being wearable art. It flows to the ground in a beautiful widening column of fabric. Excellent condition.

The bodice is fully lined in a off white silky rayon and the skirt and sleeves are left unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. The silk is a fine scarf weight silk. Each cuff closes with fabric covered, hidden snaps. The belt is attached and closes with hook and eye. Hidden side pockets. Hand finishes

Sleeves: 26"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1943

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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