1982 Leonard Angel Sleeve Caftan Dress

This is a fabulous 1970s Leonard done in a beautiful silk jersey in a deep red with hand painted gold and azure flowers painted onto ii. Those incredible and dramatic sleeves give is a kimono-esque, exotic feel that is unbelievable. They are each a full 35" in length and trail down the sides with an opening for the wearer to slip their hand through. The skirt flows to the ground in a column of silk jersey. The waist is seamed but is left loose so that it does not disrupt that column feel. The front crosses and plunges. The contrast between the colors on the red and the slimness of the skirt mixed with the volume of the sleeves is incredible! Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a hand set, side painted metal zipper. Each sleeve has an opening created by a stitched side so you can slip your hand through and then the rest of the incredible sleeves trails below. The fabric of the body is a silk jersey and has stretch. There is the slightest water mark on the front skirt but it gets lost in the fabric and does not detract from this incredible gown. Priced accordingly.

Sleeves: 35"
Shoulder: 14.5"
Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to top of waist band
Skirt: 42" from top of waist band to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED


Reference Photo: Leonard Paris Ad, Vogue, October 1982.

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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