donald brooks

c1967 Couture Donald Brooks Silk and Pailettes Jumpsuit

This amazing and rare, early Donald Brooks jumpsuit is the absolute epitome of the best of his couture level work. It is one of the best pieces of his that I have seen outside of a museum. Any of the big name super models of the time would have easily graced the pages of Vogue in this jumpsuit. The fabric is almost beyond comprehension. The base is a cream silk crepe onto which are thousands upon thousand of individually sewn iridescent large sequin paillettes. These literally cover every inch and create a moving, sculpture over the body as they fall and move with an accompanying whisper. The combination of color, the paillettes and the cut make you instantly seem taller and leaner. The top is a high halter that wraps around the neck and is cut to leave the back almost completely bare. The pants flare as they reach the hem and the wide legs make it appear that you are wearing a gown until you move. The base fabric is a very light silk and the entire thing is shockingly light despite the heavy coverage of the large sequin discs. Based on the label and similar pieces with extraordinary finishes held in Museums around the globe I believe this to be from or around 1967. What a beautiful piece and extraordinary, once in a lifetime piece! Excellent condition

Fully lined in a scarf weight cream silk and the paillettes are attached to a cream silk chiffon by hand. The top closes behind the neck with hook & eye and there is a low back painted metal zipper. Light boning through the sides and a hook & eye inner waist stay. Though there may be the occasional missing sequin I see no bare areas. There are literally thousands of discs covering the jumpsuit. It is even better in person!

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam, though the open back will allow for a larger cup size
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from neck to cuff
Inseam: 26"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2193

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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