Vintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / MVintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / MVintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / MVintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / MVintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / MVintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / MVintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / MVintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / M

This is a beautiful quality late 60s or early 70s period long dress designed by legendary New York designer Mollie Parnis. Mollie Parnis (1905-1992) began her career in the fashion industry in 1923. She established her own dress business in 1933 with her husband and grew it into a multi-million dollar company. She is best known for having designed dresses for the First Ladies, including Mamie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford and Rosalyn Carter.

The dress has a black silk jersey bodice and paisley printed silk chiffon skirt in tones of red, black, white and ochre. The skirt has a coral red crepe underskirt. The bodice has a peek-a-boo neckline that does up with a single button at the top. The waist is cinched with a red and black velvet ribbon. The skirt wraps around to the left and has a decorative ruffle along its edge (see photo of ruffle extended).

Age: 1970s

Label: Mollie Parnis Boutique New York; ILGWU Union Label. This union label was in use between 1963 and 1974.

Retailer’s label: Bonwit Teller

Color: Black, red, white and ochre

Material: Silk jersey, chiffon and silk crepe for the lining

Sizing: Size 8 is indicated, but please note the following measurements for fit, taking the cut of the garment into account:

Shoulders: 15 1/2” across, from shoulder sleeve seam to shoulder seam

Sleeves: 25” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve inseam: 17”

Bust: 34” laid flat, stretched out 37"

Waist: 27”- 28 1/2” stretched out.

Hips: 36" - 37” max

Length: 53”

Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. This looks like it saw little use and was very well cared for over the years

This is an excellent quality evening gown by a noted American fashion icon.....beautiful fabric and style.....

We ship to the US and Internationally through USPS from Champlain, New York and to Canadians from Montreal, Quebec

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ITEM ID
RL-poppy2075
ITEM SIZE
S / M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Red
FASHION ERA
1970's

Vintage 1970s Mollie Parnis Silk Dress with Paisley Chiffon Skirt S / M

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