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Prada Sleeveless Silk Mohair Parrot Applique Dress Runway, 2005
Inspired by so-called “birds of vanity”, the 2005 Prada collection boasted vibrant hues and natural textures mixed with modern, linear details. The designs from this collection combine cubist and primitivist aesthetics creating an exceptional visual marriage as featured in this sleeveless, A-line dress. Made from a dyed ocean blue and tan silk, the bodice is done in a traditional silhouette with a shallow scoop neckline.
The soft A-line skirt is done in a complementary tan mohair blend and features goldenrod and scarlet piece details that add a warmth to the design. Perched at the waist on the left front, a parrot is created from an appliqué collage of umber, coral, violet, and lush green silk pieces. The slightly frayed edges of the appliqués echo the purl edge details on the armhole and neck edge. A classically fitting dress, dress is an excellent office or cocktail look that adds an exotic twist to a modest style. A variation of this dress can be seen as look #7 from that season’s runway.
Size estimate: S/M
Bust: 34 inches
Waist: 27 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Length: 32.5 inches
Lined on the skirt, this dress closes with a concealed zip in the back. In excellent condition, this dress has been professionally eco dry 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.