1989 Vintage Patrick Kelly Paris Dress Pinstripe Denim Sz 8


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This is a 1989 vintage Patrick Kelly Paris dress made in France.  Patrick Kelly was an African American fashion designer who was the first American to be accepted into the French “Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode”, the governing body of the French ready-to-wear industry.  As such, his brand was a colleague of brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Christian Dior.  He had a short, but illustrious career, finding fame in Paris during the mid-1980s.  Unfortunately, he became ill in 1989 at the height of his success and passed away in 1990.

This Patrick Kelly Paris dress is made of white pinstriped grey cotton denim and is lined in acetate that is printed with Kelly’s iconic dice pattern.  It has padded shoulders, a wonderful elongated V shaped neckline, peaked lapels, full cut sleeves with two button cuffs, a ten button front arranged in a double breasted style, a large flapped patch pocket at either hip and is made in a sheath style.  The pinstriping is used to great effect on this Patrick Kelly Paris dress, emphasizing both the cut and detail of the dress.

Label: Patrick Kelly Paris Made in France.  

Content/Size label:  Warnaco was the contract manufacturer for Patrick Kelly Paris dresses and other garments.  The WPL and CA numbers are American and Canadian companies owned by Warnaco, used for import into the North American market.  The content is 100% cotton with a lining content of 100% acetate

Sizing: US size 8 is indicated, and although this Patrick Kelly Paris dress should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  15 1/4” across shoulder/sleeve seams

Sleeves:  25” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve inseam:  19”

Bust: 40”, taken under the arm openings

Waist: 29” around

Hips: 38” around

Overall length: 42”, measured flat at the back from the neck seam to the hemline

Condition:  This vintage Patrick Kelly Paris dress is in excellent condition - clean with no wear, tear or other defect.  

This is a wonderful Patrick Kelly Paris dress, made at the height of his career.  Due to his short career, garments designed by him are not plentiful, so grab this  Patrick Kelly Paris dress before it disappears into a vintage fashion collection!