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1970s Christian Dior Silk Pink Fuschia Ruffled Evening Cape or Shawl

The vivid pink of this silk ruffled Dior evening piece is absolutely exquisite. Even though it a a bright pow of color it will still suit most skin tones and be a dramatic pop of color to any look. It is made from a high end silk taffeta. The design is genius in its simplicity and shows what a master cutter Marc Bohan as. Off the body it is a simple huge rectangle of fabric with a U shaped cutout down on half in the center. The ends of the U become the front panels and the more solid other half the panel that drapes down the back. Once on the body it seems to magically transform and become a proper evening cape. The ruffles that edge it all the way around frame the face and create volume and drama around the arms and all around the hem. The ruffles are also set in a layered double row so they have a little more structure ad support to them. There are no closures so the cut is open and generous and this will allow it to fit all sizes. It is hard to define it as a true shawl, a poncho or a cape but it is definitely fabulous. The fabric choice give the ruffled edges volume and shape and just enough weight to have it sit perfectly once you drape it onto yourself. It is absolutely wonderful in every aspect. Excellent condition with one small note below.

Unlined and it has no closures. Made to demi-couture standards. The open cut will allow it to fit almost any size. There is an area where there are some very light water marks. The volume of the fabric and the very very slight change in color means you would never notice this when on but will see it when laid out flat in in certain lighting. This areas has been photoed and you can review that after the photo of the label. Note the pink in person is richer and deeper. It is even better in person!

It measures 42" fat across for the width and is 70" long from end to end. Once on this means each side is approx 35 long from the shoulder

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C517

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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