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Rare Vintage Marimekko 'Melooni' Dot Print Wrap Halter Dress

Rare Vintage Marimekko 'Melooni' Dot Print Wrap Halter Dress

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Vibrant and bold print halter wrap dress homemade in the late 1960s, early 70s with Marimekko fabric. Fitted deep open top bodice with neck ties, nip wrap waist and long full skirt. Fastens at the back with a tie. Heavy weight cotton (almost feels like canvas), unlined. The print is called "Melooni" and dates to 1963, designed by Maija Isola herself. 

  • Rare Melooni print designed in 1963 by Maija Isola (Creator of Marimekko)
  • Original Marimekko Fabric from the 1960s: 100% Heavyweight Cotton
  • Country: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
History of 'Melooni' Fabric (src:
Marimekko’s Melooni fabric was designed by famed textile artist Maija Isola in 1963. The 1960’s was a time of great confidence and productivity for Isola and she began to shift from creating detailed designs to large scale pop art. The Melooni print was a poignant result of this shift. Finnish for “melon”, this print depicts a deconstructed image of this large fruit. Colored in lime, green and blue, this modern circular design uses vibrant colors to enhance the bold nature of the delicious print.

: Best fits a size Small

Bust: 32-36" (adjustable halter tie at top can fit a range of busts)
Waist: 25-29" (adjustable wrap style can fit multiple waist sizes comfortably)
Hips: 35-41"
Length: 56"

Model is a size 2/4, height 5' 4", 32" bust, 35" hip, 25" hip. 

Condition: Very good vintage condition. Two small areas of lightened stains (not too visible/noticeable because of bold print and location) - see last photo. May come out with additional cleaning. Other than this, the dress is in excellent condition.

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