Folkart Feeling 1970s Kent Originals Rick Rack & gold Metallic Detail Applique Dress
This fabulous dress is easily identifiable as a play on the incredible work of Youssef Rizkallah for the Malcolm Starr label. His pieces that utilized quilting and patchwork are truly iconic and it is fun to have found a dress that was obviously done in homage to his work. This dress has some small flaws but it is still well made and a great way to get this look without the big price tags associated with The Malcolm Starr label these days.
The bodice of the dress is made from a black jersey that is cut with a high scooped neckline and long sleeves. It skims over the bust and nips in at the waist. The skirt flows down from under there widening out as it nears the floor. In sharp contrast to the black top the skirt is made from an ivory fabric accented with red and black. The red is used to highlight the pockets and also runs around the hem. The black parts are done in an inky black velvet that runs down the length of the skirt and also anchors the hem under the red. Gold rick rack highlights all of it and adds a little glitz. The final finishing touch is the gold finished ribbon tie belt with a big velvet bow at the front that wraps and hooks around the waist to tie it all together. It is a great combination of colour and textures. It is so dramatic and like wearing art. I love it. Excellent condition with a minor note below
The top is lined in a black slinky nylon and the skirt in a white muslin. It zips to close at the back. Pockets on each hip. Original belt that hooks to close. There is a slight area of faint yellowing to the fabric on the back if the skirt and a couple of tiny even lighter ones here and there. It is priced with this in mind. Still completely wearable as you only see it in certain lights.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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