1970s Alfred Bosand Red Chiffon Accordion Pleat Dress & Matching Cape
I picked up this darling little Alfred Bosand and even photoed it on myself, and it wasn't until I saw it in a specific light that I noticed that it had a mark on the front of the dress. It also has one bit of one row of the red sequin on the bodice missing. I decided to list it anyway because I think that when you wear the cape over it you would never notice the flaws and that it is just too pretty to not put out there in case some lover of vintage, who doesn't mind something less then perfect, falls in love with it like I did. Please review the provided photos carefully - the two after the label shot show the spot at its worst and also the bit of sequin loss is also shown.
The dress is otherwise gorgeous with the high level of care and craftsmanship put into that you see with Bosand's work. It is a beautiful blue based red in color and the chiffon on both pieces is accordion pleated. This pleating technique gives the fabric tremendous movement. Bosand utilizes that to the extreme by having the fabric fall directly under the red sequin band that sits over the bust. From there the fabric falls in a sheath widening as it nears the hem because the pleats opening allow it to do so. The cape is equally gorgeous with a ruffles beck that frames the face and it too flares out as the pleats open. It is a gorgeous little set and you can get an entirely different look and feel by wearing it on its own or switching out the cape for something else. Outside of the two flaws mentioned about the dress is otherwise excellent
Please read the first paragraph of the listing for the description of the two areas where it is flawed. The dress is fully lined in red chiffon with a red silky rayon lining through the bodice and it closes with a back painted metal and nylon zipper. The capes hooks and ties at the neck. Priced based on the cape and the dress is given for free. Sold as found and final sale
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner lining waist: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner lining hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from top of shoulder straps to hem
Cape: 27" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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