Andrew Arkin printed dress set
Crisp, sheer, printed chiffon silk is married to apricot faille to create a warm, golden floral dress & cropped jacket. The dress has a square portrait neckline - gusseted cap sleeves - 22" metal zipper -- the pleated full skirt swish-swishes as you walk. The shortened jacket has elbow-length sleeves - light padding at the shoulders -- two decorative large buttons. Both garments are dart-fitted & fully-lined. The set flourishes a visually-lush, thickly-packed, wild-flower print --- deep-ash-pink, soft-teal, rust-brown and green blossoms, set against a marbled golden ground. Designed by Andrew Arkin Petites of Seventh Avenue, New York.
size & fit- large / petite
bodice (shoulder-to-waist): 15 1/2"
Jacket shoulder-to-hem: 14 1/2'"
Jacket sleeve-length: 13 1/2'"'
Jacket armhole-width: 19'"'
Jacket bust: 20 1/2'"'
condition**- very good
Delightfully wearable shape, with no obtrusive flaws. Any small faults do not retract from wearability and will be fully-disclosed. Noted minor issue: zipper placket has 2 tiny frays (1/4" & 3/4") along the edge, deep in the skirt. Not noticable, but should be darned, if possible, to avoid further fraying.
** Vintage items are precious, pre-owned pieces of history. Many have unique dyes and handcrafted prints, artisan weaves and intricate hand-tailoring -- details no longer available except in modern couture. Please love & respect your vintage.