1960s Unusual Marrimekko Curved Hem Graphic Print Dress

This is a superb and early example of the brilliant Marimekko textiles that were made into simple clothing that went with the Marimekko lifestyle brand. The Marimekko company was founded in 1951 by Armi and Viljo Ratia and they quickly became known for making pieces of boldly printed fabric. The label on this dress dates it to the late 1960s and it is very unusual and striking in its cut. It is cut slim through the shoulders and then expands with a massive amount of volume from there. The sleeves mimic this with a narrow shoulder and then end in a wide cut sleeve. Both the hem of the dress and the sleeves are cut in gentle curves with the front portions of each significantly shorter then the back. The effect if these giant curves against the sharp angular print is genius. It is an amazing piece of fashion history. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on. Tagged a 36 but please check measurements as the cut is generous. Hidden pockets on each hip. Note the shoulders are narrow but if those fit the rest of the dress is open and generous.

Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 51" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2651

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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