1970s Amazing Bob Mackie Beaded Maxi

This is a very rare and early Bob Mackie piece that precedes his own label and was produced in tandem with Ray Aghayan. This is from the same client I acquired the other Mackie from and her mother purchased both directly from the designer(s). Made of a stretch silk jersey it is a sexy one shoulder silhouette. Onto the front of the bodice that has a shoulder strap is an elaborate and beautiful beaded Native American feel bird that has been hand applied to the dress. It is made entirely of turquoise, coral and wood beads and edged in silver round bead work. The "tail" is a dramatic cascade of long beaded fringe that goes almost to the hem! It gives the simple cut dress an instant dose of high glamour and the bird itself is like wearing a huge piece of jewelery. The fabric is cut on the bias and is insanely comfortable to wear so the contrast of that glamorous detailing paired with a comfortable dress is just irresistible, It is also a good weight that has a beautiful drape but still manages to glide over the body and be very flattering! His early pieces are the hardest to find and this is a stunning example of his early work! Excellent condition

Bust: 17" unstretched to 20î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" unstretched to 17î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" unstretched to 19î flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from top of shoulder to front hem

Unlined and closes with a slightly offset back painted metal zipper. The bird was beaded as a separate pieces an then hand applied and the stitching is easily seen on the back of the fabric. This one has lost its label but is from the same client as the other Bob Mackie for Ray Aghayan amd was purchased at the same time by her.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (2-6)

Item# DD957

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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