c1969 Astrid Lundstrom's Mr Freedom Velvet Applique Skirt
This skirt has double provenance and importance. First it is by the iconic Mr. Freedom label, a shop in London opened by Tommy Roberts that featured both clothing and furniture that perfectly fit the pop inspired culture of that late sixties and early seventies. The pieces from this time period and this particular label have reached cult status in the vintage world and pieces from this label are rare and hard to find. The boutique catered to the pop icons of that era and the Rolling Stones were repeat clients - and that brings us to the second part of this skirt's provenance as this was owned by Astrid Lundstrom who was Bill Wyman's common-law wife from 1967 till 1983. Bill was of course the bassist for the Stones from 1962 until 1993. This was acquired directly from Astrid and was worn and loved by her. It is made of a black panne velvet with a large applique detail near the hem at the front. A yoke detail sits at the waist. It is fitted through the waist. skins over the hips and then flares out as it nears the hem. It is very small so was pinned to the Judy for the photos so will of course fit properly on the correct sized girl.
Unlined and closes at the side with a metal zipper and hook & eye at the waist
Waist: 11" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS
Reference Photos: Astrid Lundstrom wearing Mr. Freedom (with Bill Wyman)
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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