1970s Unlabelled Well Made Tie Dye Printed Silk Caftan
This amazing caftan has no tags in it but is very well made and has the feel of a labelled piece. There are actually three parts to it - a blue silk inner slip, the caftan itself and a matching scarf that is edged in large paillettes. I have shown the scarf separately but it could be worn around the neck or as a head piece. It is both a beautiful piece of wearable art and a spectacular statement piece. The range of colors and that organic, flowing design that covers the silk crepe chiffon is divine. The cut has that draped, goddess, flowing feel to it of a true caftan. All of the inner edges are a combination of machine and hand finishes, again giving us a clue that this was a high end piece. It just slips over the head with a keyhole that you can wear tot he front or the back. The sides are closed with an opening left on each side for your hands to slip through. This allows that spectacular pattern on the silk to command center stage. I love the colors used - they give it an earthy desert feel that is just spectacular. Excellent collection
It slips on to wear with a hook & eye at the neck. The inner slip also slips on. Both pieces are finished by hand. Note that there are some small marks on the front under the neckline - I am 99% sure they are part of the organic nature of the tie dye process but have photoed them for accuracy
Length: 53" top to bottom
Width: approx 55" at widest point side to side
Inner Silk Slip
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist to hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 49" from top of shoulder to hem
55" x 15" with each paillettes being approx 1" long beyond that
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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