1970s Rare Sonia Rykiel Caped Dress
An early Sonia Rykiel that really sums up her chic French girl style that screams, throw on and go, with a touch of whimsy and charm! This is a very light weight, very fine wool jersey that is amazingly soft. The bodice is tightly fitted but has that wonderful attached caped collar that drapes over it at both the front and back. This really gives it a nice romantic feel. The skirt is attached at the waist with exposed, almost raw seam work - another fabulous, but subtle detail. Lots of fabric was used in the skirt so you get a lot of movement. It is a real stunner and one that is endlessly interesting to style. Rare too as this was part of a special collection done only for Henri Bendel. Excellent condition.
Shoulder: 15" across
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam-slight stretch
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15: from shoulder to waist
Skirt length: 30" from waist seam to hem
Unlined and closes at the side with a painted metal zipper. The seams are purposely deconstructed and left looking slightly raw around the collar and where the waist attaches to the top.
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML
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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