1970s Grey Print Chiffon Yuki Caftan Jersey Dress & Turban
Caftans are always an amazing vintage staple but to find one by the Yuki brand is a treat. It is one of the more rare labels to find and I love his work. One of his trademarks was minimal seaming and this caftan shows that with just one central seam that runs down the front and the back and then a seam across the top of each shoulder. It is shockingly sexy despite its full cut because of the draping. The neckline is high and you are completely covered and yet the draping does a magnificent job of suggesting the figure underneath. All while hiding anything you wish to hide. The sleeves are extremely full and a part of the sides of the caftan and each sleeve narrows as they reach the wrist. It is gathered primarily down the center with the sides draping and cocooning down beautifully. The print is bamboo and done ins shades of grey. The chiffon jersey used drapes and moves beautifully and the back is slightly trained. The matching turban uses that same printed chiffon mixed with hand draped panels of a grey stretch stain. Wear them together for a string statement feel or as separates. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a silver satin and the sleeves are left unlined. It closes with painted metal zipper on the inner lining and a hook & eye at the neck on the outer. The hat is lined in a silver satin. Hand finishes on both the dress and hat. The cut will allow it to fit a large range of sizes as it will just drape more on a smaller figure.Dress
Sleeves: 24" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Inner Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from neck to hem
21" inner circumference with some stretch
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, for her weekly style column on our blog Curated. (Photos by Erin Leydon) Click here to see the full column >
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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