Elevate your style with the captivating allure of Mary McFadden’s 2000 Collection in this exquisite hot pink 2-piece suit. A statement of sophistication and grace, this pre-owned suit is a size 8, with measurements provided for accuracy. Immaculately maintained, the suit is devoid of discoloration, snags, tears, or holes, boasting an excellent to mint condition. It corresponds to Europe size 38, UK size 10, and Japan size 11.
Crafted from 97% polyester and 3% rayon, the single-breasted jacket showcases a 3 1/2″ wide notched collar and features 4 front buttons for fastening. The sleeves are adorned with 3 buttons each, complementing the jacket’s elegant design. Shoulder pads add a touch of structure, while white streams interwoven in the fabric subtly grace the suit.
The skirt, described in the measurement section, features a waistband with a 7″ zipper and a single button closure. The skirt’s waist measures 14″, hips 20″, and its waist to hemline length is 25″.
Measurements (lying flat; please double):
- Waist: 14″
- Hips: 20″
- Waist to Hemline: 25″
- Bust: 19″
- Waist: 17″
- Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 1/2″
- Jacket Length: 26″
- Sleeve Length: 23″
History of Mary McFadden: Renowned for her exotic designs, Mary McFadden embarked on her fashion journey in 1973, captivating patrons with hand-painted silk dresses at Bendel’s. In 1975, she patented a groundbreaking pleating technique, resulting in a permanent pleating effect achieved with polyester. This innovative fabric, resembling Fortuny’s creations, became her hallmark. While her unexpected closure in 2003 marked the end of an era, Mary McFadden’s legacy continues to resonate in the world of fashion.
History information courtesy of Vintage Fashion Guild.