Dramatic 1980s Bob Mackie Chiffon & Gold Dress & Robe Set w Feather Trim
This is an incredibly set by Bob Mackie for a collaboration he did with the Blanche lingerie brand during the late seventies - early eighties time period. It still has all of its original tags attached and is in perfect condition. Rarely do I bring in lingerie pieces but this one was so fabulous that I could not resist it. It is also a bit of a rarity in the history of the brand which makes it that much more special.
The inner gown is made of a slinky lurex that has little gold dots printed over the fabric. The neckline is dipped very low at the front and the neckline is edge with a transparent netting. The netting is then detailed with a pattern done in a gold metallic thread. The back dips into another low V and the netting follows the edges of that as well, curving over the shoulders and down the back. Starting over the arms and around to the back is a black semi-transparent chiffon that is connected to the lower edge of the netted panel. This draped over your arms to make a caped sleeve and glides down the back for a stunning caped effect. Over this is a full and loose caftan feeling robe that is made of that same black chiffon as the caped detail on the inner piece. This outer piece is absolutely fantastic. The cuffs and the neckline have a dramatic feather finish. Each sleeve is cut wide and straight and there is more of that gold embroidered thread design on them. They both end in a huge feather cuff that drapes down on an angle making it feel even more full and wide then it is. Around the neck and running down the front to the waist is another long panel of feathers. It has that perfect Old Hollywood movie star feel. It is over the top, glamours and extravagant. Even though these were meant to be lingerie pieces, in our modern world you could wear either piece out as evening pieces. The robe in particular would make an amazing evening jacket. The set is new with all its original tags attached. Excellent condition.
Both pieces slip on to wear. The robe has ties at the front. Tagged a P (small) and the set has all its original tags. It's generous cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes. The set has never been worn
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to hem
Sleeves: 32" to end of feathers
Bust: to 27" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED and the robe will fit to a LRG
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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