Late 1960s or earliest 1970s minidress in light-as-air cotton gauze by famed Greenwich Village designer Kristina Gorby. Acquired by us from the original owner, a family friend who tells us she bought the dress at Gorby's beloved St. Marks Place shop in New York City.
- Purple paisleys and flower-power daisies on a white ground.
- Amazing mod angel sleeves extend from elbow to wrist in dramatic points. Underarm gussets.
- Unlined and semi-sheer but could work fine with nude underthings. The original owner tells us that during her time as a grad student at NYU in NYC, she never bothered with a slip. Sexy!
- She also reports never wearing the dress belted, but instead wrapping the belt around her head as a headband or as hippie-style head wrap (see "Age of Aquarius" photo).
Labels: Kristina Gorby (read about her history in her obituary, here)
Fiber/Care: cotton gauze, washable (recommend washing separately in a net bag, cool water, gentle detergent, hang or flat dry)
Condition: Looks great, but has a few signs of wear, including discoloration at the underarms, fading on the upper back, and semi-circular stain at front (hidden by belt but still inconspicuous without). The price has been adjusted accordingly. Less fabulous dresses by this collected designer can go for more than $300.
approximate natural waist: 37"/94cm (cinch tighter, if desired)
length: 31.25"/79cm with no hem to let down
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