1970s Turquoise & Metallic Ikat Brocade Mollie Parnis Dress
I have had a pant and jacket set from this same collection by Mollie Parnis in the past but I actually prefer the dress version better. It has more of an impact and I love the simplicity of the design that really allows for that stunning fabric to take center stage. An Ikat print is always on point and when you find one shot through with metallic thread it is even better. The first thing you need to know about this piece is that the true color did not come across at all in the photos - it is close but in person the color is just a touch deeper and the metallic stands out more - it is far more fabulous than what is pictured. This is a classic Parnis silhouette that is almost sculptural in feel. It is cut to follow and skim over the bodice with beautiful high neck and slim sleeves. The skirt is quite full and lovely and the choice of fabric allows it to keep its shape. The fairly simple cut is completely off-set by the spectacular fabric. It is a rich metallic silk brocade with an Ikat design that runs across its surface. The metallic portions of the design have a slight puff appearance that really allows the fabric to catch the light wonderfully but not be overly metallic in feel. A stunning piece. Excellent condition.
Fully interlined in a turquoise muslin. Closes with a painted metal zipper. Hand finished interior.
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
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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