Mollie Parnis Black Velvet Organza Ruffle Neck Gown
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Incredible vintage 1960s-1970s Mollie Parnis New York black velvet gown with layered organza collar. We love a playful neckline and flared sleeve. All eyes on you in this beautiful Spanish style dress - designed by coveted vintage American designer Mollie Parnis. The fabric on this gown is to die for. It is a beautiful thick lined velvet and is lined in a soft silk.
Perfect dress to wear to a special occasion, evening wedding or fancy dinner. This is a great price for a gown in this high of quality, and is an heirloom piece you are sure to hold on to for years.
Label: Mollie Parnis New York
- 100% silk.
- Silk burnout velvet outer, silk lining.
- Dress is fully lined.
- Bust: 34-36”
- Waist: 26-27”
- Shoulders: 15.5”
- Length: 55”
- Bicep Sleeve width: 6” flat (12” doubled)
- Wrist Width: 4” open, 3.5” when snapped closed
- Sleeve length: 3.5” length of organza ruffle accent and velvet measures to 21.5”
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About the Designer:
Mollie Parnis belongs to the first generation of American fashion designers to be known to the public by name rather than by affiliation to a department store. Her clothing became standard in the wardrobes of businesswomen and socialites of the mid-20th century. Parnis herself was one of these women; she understood what women wanted to wear and what they required to appear appropriately dressed, yet feminine.
Eleanor Lambert described her as having "an architect's eye for proportion" and the ability to endow mass-produced clothing with a custom-made look. Like many designers who were successful in the long run, she avoided trendy looks in the service of her customers who came to expect fashionable clothing that would last for more than one season. Mollie Parnis used her own life as inspiration and guide for her work.