mollie parnis

c.1983 Documented Mollie Parnis Silk Gown

Stunning and documented by the original sketch of this showing that it was conceived in 1983! I love that the sketch also shows that in 1983 the embellished version (that is this one) sold for a whopping $975 even then! Made of a striped silk satin chiffon it is cut on the bias and drapes over one shoulder. Each stripe is highlighted with a row of clear sequins giving the dress a subtle gleam. The shoulder has a silver sequin detailing as well!

Lined in nude jersey. Closes with a side painted metal zipper. Perhaps the occasional missing sequin but nothing that detracts.

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 50" from shoulder to bottom hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1231

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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