Thursday, October 22, 2009

A shimmering 1960s Malcolm Starr Dress

We were very excited to find this unbelievable 1960s Malcom Starr dress intricately covered with coral, translucent and silver discs and beads.  This dress definitely falls into "they don't make 'em like this anymore" category.  Not only are there fewer people with the knowledge and skills to do this kind of embroidery but the cost of producing such a dress would be prohibitive - especially in this moment where designers are very sensitive to the bottom line. 

But that is exactly what we love about vintage: the quality and its uniqueness.  It is what gets us inspired and excited every time we come across something as special as this.  I immediately start imagining where I might wear it, what I may wear with it... little ballet slippers would be adorable.  Hmm, how about that amazing slightly slouchy open toed sequin Louis Vuitton bootie...  don't worry, I am not keeping it but I can still fantasize about it! 

1960s Sequin and bead embroidered Malcolm Starr mini dress.  Size 4/6. 

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