1980s Mary McFadden COUTURE fortuny pleated sequin gown dress large xl | new winter
Gorgeous 1980's Mary McFadden Couture gown! Done in a tightly pleated Fortuny like fabric that she started in 1973. She called her pleated fabric 'marii' after her own name. She sourced the fabric from Australia and then it was sent to Japan to be hand-dyed and the pleating technique was done by a machine press in the United States. This dress is done in clear sequined silk on the bodice, and mint pleated skirt that starts around the hips. Puffed shoulders and column shape. Back of neckline zipper and side zipper. Bodice to the hips is fully lined in white silk. Skirt portion is unlined.
*Mary was known to say frequently that there was no greater beauty than pleated cloth on the human body and she said then when she developed her 'marii' fabric her aim was to have it 'fall like liquid gold on the body, like Chinese silk.'
Brand: Mary McFadden Couture
Size on tag: none
Fits like: Large/XL
Material: silk/sequins/fortuny pleats
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Bust (underarm seam) : 45"
Hips: 48" (measured at the line where the sequin ends)
Total length: 55"
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable