Michaele Vollbracht graduated from Parsons in 1967 and began his career as a design assistant for Geoffrey Beene, Donald Brooks, and Norman Norell. By 1977 Vollbracht was one of the top illustrators working in fashion. It was then when he established his own fashion company on the basis that women were yearning to move away from the conservative and beige look of the 1970’s for bright patterned pieces with often kimono style cuts.
You can see a slight homage to the kimono style in the square shape of the pockets on this dress. The fabric of this dress is very lightweight acrylic printed with multicolor cats, one of his most famous illustrations. The waist has a built-in tie to cinch to perfection and there are buttons down the front of the red fabric.
Great vintage condition. Very faint discoloration on left pocket.
Tag size Small but is oversized. Could easily fit Small-Large.
Bust up to 43"
Waist 23"- 38"