1960s Elaborate Crystal Covered Jewelled Red Caftan Dress

This is an absolutely incredible caftan that appears to have been custom or hand made. The detailing and embellishment that has been added to this caftan is remarkable. It has a decent weight to it - the red chiffon fabric is very light in weight but all that extensive detailing on the neck and down each sleeve done in all those fabulous glass rhinestones all add up in weight. However, once it is on and it settles into place, it is not unwieldy to wear at all. I love the red used, it is a rich luxurious color and it adds to the glamorous and exotic feel of the piece. The glass crystal rhinestones are heavily applied and set in an elaborate and regal bib down the front, The extend down and over each shoulder and run down the sleeves and then circle around the cuffs. It makes for a beautiful effect and you feel very  glamorous once this is on. The caftan is not labelled but it a stand out piece regardless. It is truly unique and fabulous. Excellent condition

The inner attached dress that serves as a lining is made from a red silky rayon and completely lines the dress including the sleeves but is only attached at the neck. There are two ties attached to the top layer of the dress, inside the dress at the waist area. These tie around the inner dress to give shape. Snaps close on each cuff. It slips over the head to wear with no other closures. You could easily add to the inner dress if you needed more room. The cut will fit pretty much any size. The red is more of a true red in person - it has more of a pink undertone then the orange undertone it photoed with

Sleeves: 22" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Inner bust: 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: to 26" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# E619

Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, for her weekly style column on our blog Curated. (Photos by Erin Leydon) Click here to see the full column >

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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