1970s Sequin Sarmi Maxi Dress or Coat

Ferdinando Sarmi was known for making clothes that had opulent fabrics and a decadent appeal. That pretty much sums up this piece! The label dates this piece to the early seventies. Dyed pink netting has a multi color pattern applied in a rainbow of pastels. That pattern was then appliqued over with gold threading and pastel colored metallic hued sequins. Under that outer layer is baby pink tissue silk. The entire thing weighs almost nothing. It snaps to close down the front so you can wear it as a evening piece or use it as a light weight full length coat over another piece. It present amazingly well and really is a strong statement piece. I love the soft palette of color mixed with the glint of the sequins! Hand finishes as one would expect. Versatile, amazing and in great condition!

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 15" across
Bust: 20.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from the top of the high neck at the middle back to bottom hem

Fully lined in a pale pink tissue silk. Hand finished throughout. It closes with large fabric covered snaps under each fabric covered buttons. Similar snaps are at each cuff. There are very small marks inside the lining at the back - these do not affect its wearability. The gold thread and sequins follow a pattern screened onto silk netting. There are breaks in the threads here and there throughout - this happens with age with this type of thread and it gives it a patina that can't really be considered a flaw - it is unavoidable. The garment has been priced accordingly.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED (6-10)

Item# DD737

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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