donald brooks

1960s Donald Brooks Black & White Floral Print Dress

This Donald Brooks dress is gorgeous and a piece is from his main line. Brooks launched his label in 1964 and the earlier pieces from this time period tend to be dramatic and made from graphic feeling prints and fabrics that allowed his to really  create sculptural shapes. The skirt on this dress in particular is quite fabulous in its construction. The flare that you see is created by triangle shaped insets that run around the skirt. These panels create the volume you see and also add shape and structure so that the volume is held. The fabric has a graphic black & white floral print that covers its surface. The bodice is fitted to the waist and then opens into the skirt and this is all created by the seaming. The front has an unusual button closure that has a nod to the frog knot with sets of buttons in attached pairs slipping through finished buttonholes at the neckline. What an extraordinary piece. Presents as excellent condition with a note to review below

Fully lined in a white, hand set silk. The top closes with a series of  buttons down the front and there is a hidden set zipper at the back. I have priced this lower then what I normally would as there is alight grubbiness and discoloration along the bottom edge of the hem and the very slightest of yellowing that can be seen on close inspection around the hem area. This is all negligible once on but mentioned for accuracy and it definitely makes the dress a true bargain.

Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2678

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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