1979-1984 fabulous black and gold lurex 2-pc vintage Mollie Parnis Studio Plus-sized dress. Overdress has a black background with double vertical gold lurex stripes contrasting with a beautiful gold lurex art deco/roaring 20s style design on the blouson cuffed sleeves and at the drop waist. The top is a pullover with small standing collar with two fabric covered buttons at the keyhole neck. Slip dress is solid black on top with scoop neck, spaghetti straps and skirt in matching striped black and gold pattern. Someone has professionally modified and enlarged and lengthened the underskirt. From her Mollie Parnis Studio collection which was "geared to warm-weather luncheons or other daytime functions, but because of their dark colors work equally well at other seasons" (NYT, 1983). Made in USA with ILGWU label.
Marked Size: Marked size 12 but has been professionally altered (see dimensions).
**Please check the measurements provided below before purchasing. Vintage clothing sizes often fit much smaller than modern sizes.**
Dimensions (clothing is measured flat and unstretched):
* Bust: 21” (doubled = 42")
* Waist: 20" (doubled = 40")
* Hips: 21" (doubled = 42")
* Length: 36"
* Other: Sleeves: 23, Cuff: 4
* Waist: 19" (doubled = 36")
* Hips: 19" (doubled = 36")
* Length: 43"
Brand/Designer: Mollie Parnis Studio
Origin: Made in USA/ILGWU Tag
Condition: Very good to excellent. Only a few pulled gold threads. Someone has professionally modified/enlarged and lengthened the slip skirt.
* Dress: Unmarked. Likely Synthetic and Lurex.
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