bill blass

1970s Dragon & Floral Print Bill Blass Cotton Caftan Dress

In the seventies caftan fever was at an all time high and many of the top designers of the day designed options for their clients who still wanted to wear a brand name. This fabulous multi-print piece is from Bill Blass and combines his masterful eye in cut with a fabulous mix of prints. It is perfect to be worn as a chic day-to-evening maxi dress. I love everything about the lines of this piece. The shoulders are slim with a high contrasting print neckline that zips open to allow you to wear it completely closed and high or as low as you dare. This same print that adorns the collar runs down the front and curves up each side, becoming more apparent as the caftan widens out as it nears the floor. Each sleeve is cut wide and straight for fullness. When you are standing still it settles perfectly about you but when you move you really get the sense of the amount of fabric that is there. It is made of a crisp cotton, custom screened in two distinctive prints - the front is a fantastical mixture of dragons done in deep blues and olives while the sleeves and back are fully covered in a pretty, deliberately washed and muted floral print that is made to give the feel on antiquity. A really fabulous and wearable caftan that is also highly collectible. Excellent condition

Unlined with a button and zips to close at the neck. Hidden pockets along each hip. 100% cotton. The caftan cut will allow for a variety of sizes

Sleeves: 18.5" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD2425

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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