Malcolm Starr crystal beaded evening dress, 1960s
Elinor Simmons, the in-house designer for Malcolm Starr, was best known for elegant evening creations. With its sparkling crystal beaded bodice, the dazzling duchesse satin evening dress does not disappoint.
The substantial weight of the ivory duchesse satin intimates "high-end luxury." The effect is enhanced by the crystal beading and fine construction—ideal for a wedding. You can have the look of a high end designer gown at a great price by buying vintage.
The shape of the skirt is supported with matching inter-lining. The lined bodice has a separate under bodice boned for support. The dress and the under bodice close separately in back with metal zippers.
We can see why Malcolm Starr's evening dresses are so sought after today. This one has a glittering glamour that will turn heads. The knock against Starr has been that he did the same dress over and over again. But beauty deserves to be repeated until we understand it.
The condition is almost excellent. On the skirt lining are a few small stains, which do not show when the dress is worn. The dress has been cleaned.
It measures: 36" bust, 32" empire waist, 46" hip, and 45" center-front length.