1920s RARE mallinson silk dress | niagara falls novelty print small medium
Rare and collectible Mallinson Silk 1927 dress! Done in the Niagara Print in the khaki-kool color silk*. Ivory silk lining on bodice only. Long sleeves, ruched shoulders and pleated full skirt. The skirt has raw edges and will need to be worn with a belt. We included this lovely silk sash to tie. Pull over style. Skirt is unlined.
*In the autumn of 1926 one of the leading American silk textile manufacturers, H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc. introduced a new series of printed dress silks for the Spring 1927 season. Inspiration for the series was drawn from the magnificent landscapes of several American national parks. Customers could choose from 12 different designs, each available in from eight to 12 colorways (combinations of colors) on three different fabrics (Mallinson’s trademarked fabrics: Pussy Willow, Khaki-Kool, and Indestructible Chiffon Voile). The company's publicity for the National Parks silks was characteristically flowery: "To transcribe to Silk the feeling of grandeur and splendor, of beauty and romance, with the glory and subtlety of the varied colorings, is an achievement that has been actually accomplished in The American National Parks Series. They are American in inspiration; they are American in conception; and they are American in execution."
Read more here: http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/national-parks-silk
Brand: Mallinson Silks
Size on tag: none
Fits like: small/medium
Material: cotton voile
Condition: Very Good Vintage: Silk lining is a little discolored (not seen when worn) and there is two tiny nude patches the original owner sewed under the arms (see last pic)
Hip : 38"