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High-waisted 50's style midi skirt with gussets and pleats blocked at the waist, bell-shaped pattern perfect for highlighting the waist.
Print inspired by Iris Apfel: Iris was born in 1921 in Astoria, New York to Samuel and Sadye both Jewish. She studied at the University of New York where she then began to collaborate with "Woman's Wear Daily", at the time considered a sort of fashion bible. In 1948 she married Carl Apfel, with whom she started a textile industry and from which she took the surname with which she became more famous. In the following decades, Iris worked as an interior designer, she was responsible for the design of the interior of the White House for many U.S. presidents. Always considered an icon of fashion and style by the American and international fashion scene, in 2005 Apfel had an exhibition dedicated to her by The Costume Institute, at the MET; the result was one of the museum's most successful exhibitions. Apfel's idea of style revolves around the idea of uniqueness, whereby everyone should seek their own personal style, contrary to the rather common homogenization. Iris challenges the bon ton of so many of her jet set peers with the phrase, "More is More & Less is a Bore," the beauty of life is in the adding, the "less is boring!"
This product is:
Made by Women
Made in Italy
Made to Order
- Material: 100% Cotton Gots
- Printed with pigment with Green Drop technique without waste of water to minimize environmental impact
- All Ma Vie's garments are completely handmade in Italy by small sartorial laboratories, so every little imperfection is an extra element that makes garments unique
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Crafting Time: 1-2 weeks | Express shipping worldwide 1-3 business days.
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Chiara, Elisa and Giulia are the founders of the Rome-based brand Ma Vie. They’re in search of innovative yarns to experiment with, often further enriched by hand embroidery, and carried out by experienced embroiderers. Everything has been designed and created in collaboration with skilled Italian illustrators. Most of the garments are printed with Green Drop technique, which uses pigment colors with very low environmental impact resulting in significant water savings and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
We donate 1% of our proceeds to Fashion Revolution, which like us strive to promote transparent and ethical brands. We want to actively contribute to making fashion more ethical and sustainable. Instead of making people feel guilty, we help them recognize that they have the power to make positive change. We love fashion. But we don't want our clothes to exploit people or destroy our planet.