mollie parnis

1960s Tangerine Chiffon Mollie Parnis

I absolutely love the dramatic color of this piece and that is is screened onto a chiffon so it has a translucent popsicle color feel to it. It is a dramatic and bright combination of a tangerine orange mixed with a deep fuchsia pink with pops of white! I adore the details on this dress - the entire bodice and skirt are detailed with tiny flat knife pleats. The bodice has then from collar to waist and the skirt begins with them at the waistline and then they are allowed to soften and open to give the skirt volume and air fullness. The sleeves are left unlined and each ends with a dramatic ruffle done in the same knife flat pleating treatment. A wide collar in the pleats adorns the neckline. The top layer of chiffon floats over the inner layer in the most beautiful of ways - it really goes it that wonderful light, romantic feel. A wide, long sash of the same fabric is still with the gown and I have shown it wrapped around the waist. The dress has a fantastic romantic, pretty and light feel, but is still regal and beautiful. Excellent condition.

Shoulders: 15" across
Sleeves: 23" long
Bust: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice length: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt length: 41" from waist seam to the bottom of the hem

Fully lined in an tangerine orange silky rayon. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. A touch richer and more vivid in color in person. Has its original matching fabric sash that is in excellent condition

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED (6-10)

Item# DD789

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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