Incredibly chic 1950s Mollie Parnis black dress featuring fabulous diagonal button details, sleeveless bodice, sweetheart neckline, nipped waist and full skirt. Parnis was known for dressing first ladies during the height of her popularity, including Mamie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon. A delightful dress for a picnic beside the river or an afternoon in the orchard! Partially lined at front of skirt, but opaque throughout, side zipper closure.
ESTIMATED SIZE: Small; best for a larger bust as the bust was let out at some point, but could be taken back in if your proportions are not quite as dramatic.
CONDITION: Very good vintage condition with one tiny hole surrounded by red at the front, some issues at the hem -- it looks like someone caught it with their heel and tore a strip, but it's been pressed so it stays put currently and is wearable as is. Priced very gently! Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
MORE INFORMATION: By Mollie Parnis for Lord & Taylor -- looks like a ready-made label. Feels like a soft sateen twill, but has a bit of the "scroop" noise you see on taffeta, so I'm not positive. Dry clean.
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