jean patou

1960s Jean Patou Printed Challis Set w Unusual Skirt Detailing

This sixties skirt and top set from the Jean Patou label is made from a and light wool challis that has been printed with a wonderful design that for some reason reminds me of birds in flight even if that is not perhaps what the print looks like in a literal sense. The color combination is unique with a deep dusty coral pink set on a deep burgundy back drop and with that unexpected pop of blue in the skirt. It is two separate pieces so you can choose to wear them together or as separates. The top is cut boxy through the torso and buttons down the front. Each sleeve slightly poufs out above the fitted cuffs. At the neck there are two wide attached ties extending out from the collar that you can tie in a bow as I have or leave in a looser, easy knot. The skirt is very unusual and really takes the entire outfit into high fashion territory.  It is cut slim through the hips and then widens out into a soft A-line as it nears the hem. One side has an almost shocking swag detail that is created by the clever insertion of an extra panel of fabric. This fold soft down the side creating volume and detail but not bulk. Within this swag of fabric are bold pops of a bright baby blue worked through the print The contrast when you move is startling and bold. It is very beautiful and unusual. Excellent condition

The top is unlined and buttons to close at the front and cuffs. The skirt is lined in a deep burgundy silky rayon and has a back painted metal zipper and flat hook and eye at the waist. Note that there is a patch of repair on the inner waistband that does not show when worn and looks to have been done many years ago..

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24" from neck to hem

Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1415

Reference Photo: Amanda Lee Shirreffs (see the complete blog post on this look here)

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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