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James Purcell Black and Gray Silk Polka Dot Satin Belt Mini Skirt Overlay, 1980s
A business guru by original trade, American designer James Purcell established a well-respected career in fashion for some time. Despite coming from a background in finance and the Midwest, Purcell excelled in the world of fashion with his jovial sophisticate aesthetic capturing a composed look. Now a style and brand image consultant, Purcell’s cache is undeniable being likened to the likes designers such as Halston and Norell. What added to Purcell’s candor is his exclusive acquisition of couture grade fabrics as with this 1980s skirt from the notable Abraham textile house.
This slubbed silk black and pale grey polka dot skirt has an aura of refined fun about it. Falling to about high-thigh length, this skirt is gathered into the black satin waistband that extends to make a dramatic front tie sash. The mixture of artistic styles allows for this garment to be versatile working well over a chic pair of pants or standing alone as part of a cocktail or day-to-night ensemble.
Size estimate: XS
Waist: 23 inches smallest and adjustable to larger at sash
Hips: 36 inches
Length: 15.5 inches
Made from high quality silk, this skirt is in excellent condition and is fully lined in a black silk organza that also helps to give the skirt its volume. At the waist, the sash feature allows for it to be slightly adjustable. Professionally cleaned and pressed, high-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.