1970s Fabulous Printed Lanvin Numbered Caftan Dress
This is the oddest little piece. It has the main house label and that label is numbered but it the fabric is a stretch jersey. Then to deepen the mystery the seams inside are all hand finished. But if you actually think back to the time period it all makes sense because this is a fabric that, though we take it for granted now, would have been cutting edge in the 70s and a couture house would have been considered edgy and experimental to use this in thise higher end designed. I believe that this was probably a special order for some jet setting client and that it was made and finished int he atelier. So not quite Haute couture but not true ready-to-wear either. Its a remarkable mix of the two worlds and combine ease and high end finishes. Caftans are always an amazing vintage staple and this one is a true caftan with minimal seaming. The neck is cut across and slightly gathered with a keyhole front. It is cut like a T with squared off sleeves and a straight cut body that drapes beautifully once on. The colors are true and vibrant with a fabulous print screened onto it from top to bottom. A stiffened, wide grosgrain ribbon hem adds weight so that it falls just right. The jersey used is washable and drapes and moves beautifully. Very easy to wear and pack as well. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear. Numbered label. The open caftan design will allow it to fit just about any size
Width: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam though there are no true side seams across the bodice area
Length: 54" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
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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