1970s Elaborate Heavily Sequin Butterfly Top Or Cape

This is one of those amazing little pieces you can only find with vintage. These were all the rage during the seventies and you find them in varying degrees of quality. This is one of the very well done and far more elaborate then most with yards of fabric and a very dramatic silhouette and cut. All the sequin work is hand done and it quite fabulous once on. The black silk chiffon base is entirely covered in glossy white and black sequins mixed and edged with gold seed beads. The design on the front and back is of a butterfly and the shape is cut to follow this design. It just slips over the head with slits at the side to slip your arm through and adds an instant bit of glitz and glamour to anything. The loose and open sides allow it to fit anyone and top anything. The camera does not quite pick up the drama of this piece- it is even better in person. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a black silk chiffon. It slips on to wear and will fit a variety of sizes. All the sequins are hand applied.

Width: 36.5" from side to side
Length: 26" from top to bottom

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# S708

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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