malcolm starr

1970s Spiral Cut Metallic Malcolm Starr

The colors in this gown are amazing - they absolutely pop against the cream background and are vivid and true.That combined with the gold metallic threads that run top tp bottom make it an instant stand out! The photos do not quite capture the subtle gold gleam of the dress. The exterior layer is a silk organza that is completely woven through with the gold! I love Malcolm Starr pieces and have many in my archives and have already sold as equally a number but this is the first time I have seen a spiral cut bias dress! The design is amazing - even the zipper is set along the curve of the back seam! A low V sits on both the back and front and then the fabric drapes and warps around your every curve! The back has a touch ore fabric through the lower skirts so gives a beautiful refined slight train effect. If you even remotely love it in† the photos you will be floored in person - it is better! Excellent condition

Sleeves: 24"
Bust: 17-19î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-18î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 15-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from neck to hem but will shorten a bit when on due to the bias cut

Fully lined with a pale bias peach silk and closes with a painted metal zipper that is actually cut along that curved seam at the back! The time and work to set a zipper like that! Each sleeve is lined and each has its own small zipper at the wrist. Little metallic threads that run through the dress from top to bottom are sticking out from the fabric here and there. I got this from the original owner and she says they did this from the first time she wore it! I don't consider this a flaw and it just adds to the glitz of the fabric when on. hand sewn in lining.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-8)

Item# DD1076

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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