Gorgeous 1960s Lucie Ann Beverly Hills Gold Thread Lame Caftan w Sequin Detailing
The Lucie Ann label started off as a lingerie company when it launched in 1947 by Lucie Ann Onderwyzer. She soon became known for her extravagant feathered edged peignors that were all the rage in Hollywood. Eva Gabor was a huge fan and client and she often wore the label on her TV series 'Green Acres'. Once in to the early 60s she branched out to more hostess type pieces as well and this caftan dress is one of the most coveted of the things she did from that period. I have had one other about 10 years ago and am happy to have found its twin. It is a bit of a rarity and quite fabulous. It is made out of a light weight gold lame fabric that has a stunning swirling print that runs over its surface. The backdrop is a deep natural linen colour and then the print is a mix of pink, coral, blue and green that pops off the neutral backdrop. The entire fabric has a gold thread worked through it with some parts done in a heavier weight to form another layer of the print. This allows the caftan to catch the light and shimmer from every angle. It is tremendously easy to wear. It slips over the head with a V neck at the front and then extends out at each side. There are built in wide openings for your arms and then it drapes beautifully down each side. Gold sequins and a flat gold braiding detail both the cuffs and the neckline. It is very light weight and easy to wear. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes at the back with hooks above an open keyhole. The loose and easy fit should allow it to work on a variety of sizes. At some point the hem was taken down and there is a very faint fold line in some spots along it. The edge is serge finished and neat. I chose to leave it as its looks fine on like this. You could easily shorten it if you wished but this way it is at its maximum length.
Width: 38" flat across from seam to seam
Length: 59" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
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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