The Holy Grail

The Holy Grail, and she is named such for a reason. This beauty is an extremely rare 70s Gina Fratini velvet gown in the most gorgeous shimmering burgundy shade and truly is an Heirloom indeed.

Holy Grail is truly a treasure to behold. She is by coveted designer of the time Gina Fratini, who created the most magical pieces always and was one of Princess Dianas go-to designers. This beauty has the most insane sleeves ever, they are the best mutton sleeves I have ever seen, they have been cut so beautifully and hold shape perfectly. Her bodice is fitted and cut in such a flattering way, with a beautifully shaped neckline. Her skirt is so full and gathered around the waist giving it the ultimate swooshing shape, and... she has POCKETS.

The craftsmanship and quality in this piece is honestly next level. She really is a true spectacle and absolutely a once in a lifetime purchase. She really is a piece of British fashion history and I am really excited to see where she carries on her life...

This girl measures to approx a UK size 10.

Bust - 35" possibly 36"

Waist - 28"

Length -  56"

For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6. 

Holy Grail has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Please have her dry cleaned or spot clean when needed. Velvet is a luxurious fabric, please always treat her kindly.  She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minimal signs of wear which are to be expected.

This beauty has minimal signs of vintage wear, but please bear in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all of our garments will carry your usual signs of vintage wear. Anything that we think is outside of what would class as usual vintage wear, we will state.

Here at Pansy we know vintage sizes are very different from modern sizes, and we pride ourselves on offering accurate measurements with approximate modern UK sizing to ensure a your Pansy purchases will be a good fit.
Although we do offer approx modern sizing it is also very helpful if you know your own measurements. If you are unsure of these, an easy way of estimating them is measuring one of your own garments, that fits well, laid flat. Measure in inches, across from pit to pit, flat across the waist and double both of these measurements.  Our length measurements are mostly taken from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem.