sybil connolly

Rare 1960s Pale Pink Signature Pleat Sybil Connolly Wrap

Sybil Connolly's trademark pleats required a tremendous amount of fabric. To construct one pleated evening dress required between 72 and 90 yards of Irish handkerchief linen and even in a small accessory like this piece there would be yards and yards used. Like the early 20th century designer Mario Fortuny, Sybil Connolly was very protective of her pleating process, swearing that it was a secret she would "carry to the grave." Here we have a wonderful little example of her work in a soft pastel pink. It is a little evening shoulder piece that you would slide over the shoulders to top an outfit. It has a ruffled edge. It is unusual to find a piece in this color and its a wonderful example of her work.

Backed in a silk satin with straps that you slip your arms through and a hook and eye at each point. There is some light discoloration on part of the ruffled bits on each side. Its barely there and in some lights you don't see it but it is present. Priced accordingly and wearable as is

Width: 41" from side to side
Length: 26.5" from top to bottom

Item# A288

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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