F/W 2003 Prada Holliday & Brown Collab Silk Dress

For the Prada collector this dress will be instantly recognizable. From the runway of the F/W 2003 collection is that fabulous little dress done in a floral silk whose print was reissued from the 1960 Holliday & Brown archives. Holliday & Brown was a tie maker who produced custom silks in Britain for a good 80 years before falling into a bit of obscurity in the 80s and the brand was sold and subsequently floundered. In 200s Prada did a collaboration with the brand and re-issued prints from the archives. This dress is one of those and because of the limited production of just this one season is very collectible. Interestingly the print was used once again when the book "Fashion Designers A–Z" was released. Each book came in a Plexiglas box, crafted by hand and was stamped with a unique number. For the Prada Edition of 2,000 numbered copies, Miuccia Prada selected four classic prints from previous collections and re-printed them on cotton: the feminine tiny “hearts,” the Baroque-inspired “bananas,” the abstract geometric “diamonds,” and the same one as this dress - the floral reissued for Prada from the 1960 Holliday & Brown archives.

The dress itself is a simple fitted sheath with a nod to the early 60s in cut that the print originated from . The sleeves fall just past the elbow and the top skims over the bust to a fitted and defined waist. The skirt is fitted and just above the knee. The print is the star of the dress and it is screened on a high grade silk twill. The simple cut allows the print to shine and the silk allows for maximum saturation of color. A beauty and still retains its extra label denoting it as a a special reissue of the arched print. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a dark taupe silky rayon and closes with a back hidden set zipper. Tagged a 42 but please check measurements as Prada does run small.

Sleeves: 18"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 18" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2074

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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