1970s Jeweled Hued Printed Silk Treacy Lowe Caftan Dress
The color of this wonderful caftan dress is fantastic - it is a deep rich pink in a brilliant jeweled hue. It is cut with a gathered and ruched neckline and upper bodice where the fabric has been gathered with tiny cross stitched thatch work for a pretty and romantic detail. A silk chiffon tie was then added at the neck for a little extra detailing. This same cross stitch effect is picked up again on each wide cuff. The sleeves are left unlined so you get a pretty contrast in fabric weight. The dress flows out from the upper shoulder in a cascade of silk that drapes to the ground. You can wear it loose as shown or easily add instant shape by adding a belt or swath of fabric around the waist. The print on the silk is hand screened and the silk itself is the finest Indian silk you could get at that time. Treacy Lowe always started her designs based on her fabric choices and she had an incredible eye for choosing beautiful fabrics. She tended to gravitate towards using the lightest, finest silk tissue gauze that were almost impossible to work with they are so light and airy. The results were dresses like this one that weigh only a few ounces and are incredibly easy to wear and look fantastic. Excellent condition.
The body of the dress is fully lined in silk tissue gauze hand dyed to match the exterior silk chiffon. The sleeves are left unlined. It slips over the head and closes at the neck with an attached tie. Silk covered buttons on each cuff. The caftan cut will allow for a variety of sizes.
Sleeves: 27.5" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 23" 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
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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