malcolm starr

Statement c1969-75 Malcolm Starr Leopard Caftan Dress

I love this leopard print Malcolm Starr caftan dress. The fabric choice gives it such a strong impact on the eye and the added texture gives it a "fur" feel (it is a light weight faux fur in reality). The cut is simple and easy to wear. It has wonderful long sleeves that widen out to a quite full flare as they near the wrist. The neckline is left high but becasue it has a front zipper you can wear it done right up to the neck or unzip as low as you dare. The skirt cascades to the ground in yards of fabric and has great movement. I love how the seams are all finished with a detailing of a black braided yarn that add to the sense of length and offset all that print. Hidden pockets along the front are the [erfect finish. This was designed when Youssef Rizkallah headed the company so would have been made between the years of 1969 and 1975. It feel fabulous when on and is surprisingly light and easy to wear. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a front painted metal zipper that ends just around the hip area. One tiny area or rubbing on the back but it actually looks like a natural flaw of the fabric. It does not detract in any way. Because of the easy caftan cut it will fit a broader range of sizes.

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD2646

Reference Photos: Cherie, Founder of Shrimpton Couture, photographed by Erin Leydon.

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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