Vintage 1960s Nelly de Grab New York Metallic Brocade Skirt 28 Inch Waist
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a vintage 60s era skirt made by New York based designer Nelly de Grab. Nelly de Grab was of Austrian descent, married into a well to do Czech family, but was forced to flee Czechoslovakia due to WWII. She eventually landed in New York City where she established a very well regarded fashion business, supplying separates to high end retailers such as Peck and Peck. This skirt probably would have originally had a matching jacket as de Grab primarily produced mix and match separates, although I have seen dresses. The skirt closes with a nylon zipper at the left side and is made with a flare to the bottom. It has a single pocket built into the right side. The fabric is fabulous - a brocade material in tones of pink, with some black, infused with metallic gold threading throughout. The skirt is lined in pink acetate.
Label: No label, just Nelly de Grab printed twice on each of the two hanger loops.
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a medium size - please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Waist: 28”-29” around
Hips: 42”, should fall loosely
Hemline: 62” around
Overall length: 38”, measured flat
Condition:In very good condition with no wear, tear or staining. The lining is hanging down below the hemline slightly - probably this was dry cleaned and the brocade shrank slightly compared to the lining. This just need a slight adjustment, easy for a seamstress.
This is a very rich looking skirt - beautiful quality brocade fabric is pretty tones, would be gorgeous under lighting!