Sybil Connolly Collection

The Collection

DRESS, "IRISH MOSS" by Sybial Connolly
A moss-green pleated linen evening dress with three-quarter length sleeves and a ro und high neckline. There is a green satin waistband

DRESS, "IRISH MOSS" by Sybial Connolly

DRESS, "IRISH MOSS" by Sybial Connolly A moss-green pleated linen evening dress with three-quarter length sleeves and a ro und high neckline. There is a green satin waistband

DRESS, BLUE EVENING GOWN
Item Code HM 2002.101
A blue full-length evening
gown with three-quarter length
sleeves and a V-neckline at the
back. The waist is 69cm and the
bust 92cm.

DRESS, BLUE EVENING GOWN

DRESS, BLUE EVENING GOWN Item Code HM 2002.101 A blue full-length evening gown with three-quarter length sleeves and a V-neckline at the back. The waist is 69cm and the bust 92cm.

WEDDING DRESS
A wedding dress designed by Sybil Connolly while
she was working at Richard Alan, Dublin, for Carmel
Byrne (née Murray). Sybil Connolly was a guest at
the wedding on June 5 1945. The dress is full length
with a high neck. The sleeves are full length and
cuffed. There is a train attached to the dress. The
waist is 70cm and the bust 79cm.

WEDDING DRESS A wedding dress designed by Sybil Connolly

WEDDING DRESS A wedding dress designed by Sybil Connolly while she was working at Richard Alan, Dublin, for Carmel Byrne (née Murray). Sybil Connolly was a guest at the wedding on June 5 1945. The dress is full length with a high neck. The sleeves are full length and cuffed. There is a train attached to the dress. The waist is 70cm and the bust 79cm.

DRESS, HEIRESS
The "Heiress" full length,
strapless dress of white
pleated linen. The linen is set
in horizontal sections between
bands of crochet through which
blue ribbon is threaded. The
waist is 58.5cm and the bust
78cm.

DRESS, HEIRESS

DRESS, HEIRESS The "Heiress" full length, strapless dress of white pleated linen. The linen is set in horizontal sections between bands of crochet through which blue ribbon is threaded. The waist is 58.5cm and the bust 78cm.

Sybil Connolly (24 January 1921 – 6 May 1998) was a Dublin-based fashion designer who was known for creating haute couture from Irish textiles, including finely pleated linen and Carrickmacross lace, and later for her work with brands such as Tiffany & Co. She was a pioneering designer in Ireland and one of the first to have international success, especially in America.

Connolly was among a group of Irish designers, in the 1950’s and 1960’s, such as Irene Gilbert and Nelli Mulcahy whose designs were inspired by native fabrics, turning them into high fashion garments. Later in her career she turned her attention to interior decoration and designed crystal, fabric and ceramics. Her natural style and charm made her an outstanding ambassador for Ireland.

Her bewitching style has always been a source of inspiration for us at The Greene Room as her use of turning native fabrics into high fashion outfits continues to inspire and drive other designers even today.

Using our connections with the Hunt Museum in Limerick, we agreed to bring these outfits to life for the first time in decades using some of our best models. To have been involved with this great fashion designer and bring her timeless elegant work back into the public eye was a wonderful experience.