malcolm starr

1971 Rare Malcolm Starr Caspian Sea Set

You do find these amazing Malcolm Starr skirts once in a while if you are lucky, but it is very rare to find the entire set! In 1971, Malcolm Starr was headed by Egyptian designer Rizkallah. He designed two of the most memorable collections that have become cult favorites - the Circus theme and the Caspian Sea theme. This set is from the Caspian Sea collection! The collection was based around bold paisleys and the "soft, swinging dresses of the European influence". The skirt has an exotic feel and is embellished with gold braid and gold covered plastic strips. Paisley and black velvet are used to make the design and are striking against the off-white backdrop. I love the bold pop of tangerine as well! The top is simple with a high ruffled neck and cuffs. It is a semi-sheer black chiffon and the lightness of the fabric is the perfect contrast to the bold skirt. Very chic and in excellent condition.

Shoulders: 14"
Sleeves: 25"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam at the piping - open below
Length: 15" from neck to waist" with a 7" panel under the seam

Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 40" from waist to hem

The top is unlined and closes with a back painted zipper and hook & eye at the neck. Each cuff snaps to close with a fabric covered hidden snap. The skirt is fully lined in a white silky rayon and closes with a hidden set zipper and three large flat hook & eye at the waist.Very slight wear the gold on the skirt there and there but this is natural patina from age and should not be considered a flaw.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD1159

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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