1960s Mollie Parnis Vivid Mini Dress

Mollie Parnis


This fun and fantastic 1960's dress is one of Parnis's greatest works. (Worth seeing in person as pictures do not do the dress justice) Mrs.Couture staff is fighting over which model/actress will purchase this dress. Is it you? Parnis blends beautiful materials, such as taffeta and chiffon, used informal gowns with an extremely vibrant pint of white, pinks and reds in a mini dress! She also uses ruffle, often seen as conservative during the early sixties but my adding loose length to the Ruffle detail, she gives us a hint of the seventies carefree ruffle to come in the following decade. She places the ruffle at the high neckline, sleeve hems and to the skirt for additional volume. Attached full slip underneath the sheer taffeta printed fabric. Detachable coordinating fabric sash that is able to be tied at the waist. Dress closes in back with both a button (on sheer layer) and a zipper, hook-n-eye (on slip).

Modern US size 0-2 Skirt seam allowance can be let out 1/2 of inch

Hem can be lengthened 2 1/2 inches

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  • Country of Origin
  • Item #
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Materials & Techniques
    Organza, Allover, Hook and eye, Zip, Impeccable period dress
  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    34 in. (86 cm)
    28 in. (71 cm)
    39.5 in. (100 cm)
    Total Length
    35.25 in. (90 cm)
  • Size Chart

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