Malcolm Starr evening dress, 1970s
The exquisitely made evening dress has what you would expect in an expensive garment. The dress is fashioned from substantial-weight silk shantung with interlining used in the skirt to support the shape. The demure pink hue is irresistible.
This beauty is completely lined and finished with no visible raw seams. The dress closes in back with a metal zipper stitched by hand. The beaded buttons on the belt are decorative only.
The American ready-to-wear manufacturer Malcolm Starr produced impeccable, elegant fashion during the 1960s and 1970s. His designs, found in up-scale department stores, were popular with well-to-do women.
The dress is totally au courant with the current Paris couture season: Starr's beauty has the refined, A-list look seen on the runways this season. Here is a dress for a clever and vivacious woman. For any man, there is no disappointment so deep, no misery however desperate, which the spirit of such woman cannot lighten.
High end vintage clothing, always a good buy, makes more sense than ever in the current recession. For about the same price, a vintage garment has superior construction and materials vs. what you get in a new designer cheap-chic piece.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
Generous size. It measures: 40" bust, 34" waist, 46" hip, and 59" from shoulder to hem.