1960s Unlabeled Malcolm Starr Pink Silk Satin Full Length Evening Coat
There is currently a beaded Malcolm Starr dress that is available in the shop and the girl I got that off of rang me up recently to tell me that she had found its matching, unlabeled coat. It is a great stand alone piece and I immediately grabbed it for the shop as well. These are most likely the early work of Elinor Simmons before her name went on the labels. She designed for the Malcolm Starr label from the early 1960s to 1972.
This is a phenomenal full length silk satin evening or opera coat. It is exquisite in its cut and design with the simplicity and stark lines allowing that beautiful silk satin to shine through. The color is a statement in and of itself ans it is that same brilliant pink that the dress was done in. The interior is lined in a heavy matching pink silk and this monochromatic approach is stunning as it does not break the long line of pure color that is created. The shoulders are structured but without any inner padding so still has a soft feel to them. The sleeves are cut to just above the wrists as was the fashion during this time period. It is cut to skim and float over the body and then sweeps fully to the floor in a beautiful column of pink silk. The back has a belted detailing to break the very long line. It buttons at the front with silk covered buttons in a double row at the bust. Each button hole is hand set and properly finished. The collar is neat and it is embellished with a dense application of gold toned tube beads mixed with seed beads and prong set rhinestones. This same detailing is what covers the bodice of the dress (which you can see by clicking here). It is stunning and very well made. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a heavy pink silk and closes with hand covered silk buttons at the front. Proper finished buttonholes and hand finishes. Pockets along the seam of each hip. A slight bit of grubbiness here and there along the edge of the hem. Note that color is a bit deeper then how it photoed and even better in person.
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 61" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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