Vintage 1966 MARIMEKKO FINLAND Keidas (Oasis) by Annika Rimala Maxi Dress Gown 42/14
Stunning 100% cotton floor length Marimekko dress has long sleeves and a center back zipper closure. The bold, mod pattern is executed in fuchsia, gold, and periwinkle. Four rows of stitching are intact at the hem, evidence that this 1966 dress is a rarity that has never been altered. So many I see have been shortened or shortened and then let back down to the original length, which always causes a line of fade.
This stunning example is pristine and judging from the overall condition and the condition of the tags was not worn much, if at all. Labeled Marimekko Suomi-Finland, 42/14, 1966, 100% cotton, with separate care instruction tag. A wonderful vintage dress that is truly editorial material, museum quality, or suited for the most discerning vintage collector.
Shown also is a file photo in the same pattern in a sleeveless iconic Marimekko style, called "Monrepos" in 1967 by Annika Rimala.
Measurements as follows:
Marked Size: 42/14
Sleeve Length (from underarm): 15.5"
Sleeve Length (from shoulder): 21"
Total Length: 57.5"
Length (shoulder to waist): 16"
Length (waist to hem): 41.5"
Bust - 32"
Waist - 26"
Shoulders - 15"
Hips - 35 1/2"
Height - 5'8"