john kloss

1970s John Kloss for Circa Purple Nylon Robe or Evening Coat

I have had a matching under dress to this robe in the shop ages ago and it was interesting to find the over piece after all these years. The John Kloss for Circa line is actually a lingerie line. Because of that fact, many of the pieces you find have a semi-sheerness to them, whereas others like this one, are more opaque  which makes them more wearable for a modern girl. John Kloss was a contemporary of Ossie Clark and he also often used historical references in his work. This would make for a great layering piece that you can wear indoors as originally intended or as a piece over other pieces while out. The robe cascades down from the shoulders and I love the tie gathering across the upper bodice. This both ties it into place once on and adds in interesting detail. Kloss was genius at choosing extremely high quality nylons that draped exactly as he wished and this high quality always shows with his pieces. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips on to wear. Ties at the neck. No other closures. Pockets at each hip. The loos cut will allow fro a range of sizes to fit it. Tagged a S

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: dropped so no true seam
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist - hips: open
Length: 58" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG

Item# DD3035

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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