1970s Fine Pink Silk Chiffon Treacy Lowe Caftan Dress
I absolutely love Treacy Lowe pieces. She always used the lightest, finest silk gauze's and sheer silk chiffons that you can possibly use before you have nothing in your hands at all. These are fabrics that are almost impossible to work with and one can only imagine the hours of hand work that went into each. In my opinion it is one of the most over-looked labels in vintage and her pieces really should sell for far more. Her fabric choice with this fine silk means that even a voluminous dress like this weighs only a few ounces and feel like nothing else when worn. The caftan was all the rage in the seventies and has stayed a mainstay since. This beautiful example is made up of yards and yards of silk that flow to the ground in a cascading column of fabric. The sleeves are left unlined and are very wide and cut and set on an angle giving them an almost kimono feel. The fabric is custom screened and the design is a exotic print that cover every inch. I love the contrasting edging on the bottom hem and each sleeve. It has its original belt so you can leave it loose and easy or cinch for added shape. The silk chiffon is the the finest Indian silk you could get at that time. Excellent condition.
Fully interlined through the body in a pink tissue silk. The sleeves are left unlined. It closes with a back metal and nylon zipper. Original fabric tie belt. The caftan cut will allow for a variety of sizes.
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58.5" 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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