jean patou

1960s Jean Patou Demi-Couture Green Jersey Caftan Dress

Jean Patou pieces are not a label you see available often and I love when I find such a wonderful example as this one is. The house had some pretty big names pass through after Mr. Patou's death in 1936, including Karl Lagerfeld  (which I believe this is) and Christian Lacroix. This beautifully draped dress is very flattering once on, is so comfortable to wear, and has stunning lines. The silk jersey fabric drapes perfectly on the body and the generous cut will allow a variety of sizes to wear it. The skirt flows to the ground from the banded detailing at the waist. There is a surprising amount of fabric used to construct it so that you get lots of movement when you walk or move. It is supermodel length long and this adds to the illusion of extra height that it gives you. The waist is highlighted and nips in with the banding across the front. The front is gathered in all along the upper edge of the waist band and the entire bodice is draped with sleeves that are cut out from the waist to give it a draped caftan feel. Those sleeves are fantastic wide and the drama of the sleeves is the perfect contrast tot he easy cut and fabric choice. A chic V neckline gives the dress the perfect finishing detail. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips on the wear with an partial inner waist stay and has a side handset, painted metal zipper.

Sleeves: 25" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: open
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-XL

Item# DD2293

Reference Photo: Worn by Cherie, Founder of Shrimpton Couture, on her Instagram. (Photo by Erin Leydon)  Click here to go to Instagram >

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