60s Malcolm Starr Beaded Gown

SKU: 00590-005
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From the early 1960s, a silk maxi dress in aqua blue (or sea green) with its golden floral pattern completely outlined and embellished in golden yellow glass beads. Incredibly well made, with attention to detail inside and out. Small bones at the front bust for shape, double lingerie stays. Waist tape with two settings. Straight skirt has left front slit. Fully lined, with every seam beautifully finished. Metal back zip with top and waist hooks&eyes. Feels divine. From the Patrice M. collection. 

Labels: Malcolm Starr (read about this renowned and highly collectible designer, here), Margaret's Lubbock Texas (boutique), Made in Hong Kong British Crown Colony

Fiber/Care: no tags, all silk with glass beads, dry-clean only

Condition: overall, gorgeous, with a few dings, as shown in the next-to-last composite photo. scattered bead loss throughout (mostly at back and lower skirt, as expected -- with loose threads resulting), but nothing glaring and no bald areas. a small whitened spot at back skirt. a few dark spots (may or may not lift, and quite subtle). we've not cleaned this dress, as it's fresh and wearable, and the less chemical exposure and rough handling, the better.  

Garment Measurements:
(please ignore the vintage size 14 label and go by the following)
 bodice: 16"/40.5cm
 bust: 36"/91.5cm + plenty room from darts
 waist: 29"/73.5cm
 hips: 38"/96.5cm
 length: 58"/147.25cm front, 60"/152.5cm back

Beading is so extensive that this dress weighs nearly 2.5 pounds, despite its lightweight fabric. 

Dress is clipped to fit skinny Delphine in the photos.

See additional Malcolm Starr dresses here and here.

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Note to International Customers: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. You are responsible for any taxes or import fees.


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