malcolm starr

1970s Malcolm Starr Cherry Red Floral Print Dress w Rhinestone Detailing

This is 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. You can see her influence in this classic feeling Malcolm Starr dress with its almost sculptural lines and addition of the rhinestone embellishments on the bodice.

At fist glance the fabric used almost looks quilted, but upon closer inspection you realize that the little quilting lines are pressed directly into the fabric. This gives the dress an instant shot of added texture that is very pretty. The fabric seems to be a cotton or cotton mix. This allows it holds the shape and the colour beautifully. The bodice skims over the torso with darling little capped sleeves. The waist line is defined with a seam and set just a touch higher then the natural waist for a hint of an empire feel. The neck is high with a notched front. The skirt neatly falls from the waist and gradually widens out to just about the knee or slightly under. The fabric is a pretty pinky red that has a bit of a cherry feel to it in person. I love the little sprays of flowers that cover the surface. The centres of the flowers are finished with little coloured rhinestones and this gives the dress a touch of glamour. The colours used are wonderful and the dress is gorgeous. I love that it has pockets hidden away along the seams of the skirt. It is really a lovely dress. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a red silk and it closes with a painted back metal zipper. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Note that the colour is more a pink red in person and even better then how it photoed

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem with 2.5" turned under the hem 

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3506

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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