1970s Knit Dress Mary Farrin Oatmeal & Cream - M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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Here is a vintage 70s knit dress by Mary Farrin. This dress is slightly a-line with a semi-raglan sleeve and a cinched waist. The sleeves are elasticized at the cuffs.
It has a soft cowl turtleneck.
Mary Farrin was famous in the 1960s and 1970s for her knitwear. She was a contemporary of Biba and Ossie Clark.
Her boutique was located on South Molton street in the Mayfair section of London. For a time she had 500 women making her knitwear in Malta. Farrin began her career by selling home knitting machines in department stores in England. Because she traveled so much and became bored she began making clothes for herself using the machines in her hotel room. She then worked as a sales lady and model for Fenwick's, a fine specialty shop in London. She had her first account back in 1966 and worked out of her flat. She advertised for home knitters and taught them to use the knitting machine, so they could knit the panels. She would then pick these up with her brother from their homes and the two of them would assemble the dresses in her flat. Her whole philosophy stemmed from her traveling days and how women who traveled did not want to think about pressing their clothes.
Label: Mary Farrin - 9 South Molton St, London, WI - Made in Malta - Reg No 00721 - Dry Clean only
Fabric: 55% wool, 40% acrylic, 5% other fibers.
Color: Oatmeal & Cream
Please rely on the measurements below for fit.
Overall length: 49"
Condition: Is very good...no tears or holes.
Her designs were easy to wear and have a classic look!