1970s Malcolm Starr Bright Flower Felt Applique on Velvet Skirt
This fabulous Malcolm Starr skirt has lost its label but since I have sold its twin a couple of times over the years I can absolute;y say this is the real thing. I love these Malcolm Starr pieces - they really are works of art and the best of the sixties/seventies arts and crafts movement. This was designed when Youssef Rizkallah headed the company so would have been made between the years of 1969 and 1975. The years that Youssef headed the line are among some of my favorites and in particular his pieces that utilize applique work like this skirt are truly iconic. Rizkallah was born in Egypt and studied at the Ecole de dessin appliqué and the Ecole des arts decoratifs in Paris. His designs seem to combine that sense of couture lines that he gained in Paris with the color and vividness of his homeland. There is something shockingly fresh about wearing an elaborate and colorful maxi skirt with a chic modern top and shoes. This one has been done in a luxurious black velvet with the most amazing, bright felt flowers appliqued onto it in vertical rows. You cannot look at this piece with its happy little flowers and not feel wonderful. It is an amazing combination of color and textures. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black cotton muslin and finished by hand. The interior waist has a extra finish of a gripping ribbon so it stays exactly in place. Closes with a metal & nylon zipper. Unlabeled
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: S794
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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