Spring 2016 Stella Jean Runway Hand Painted Cotton & Lace Caftan Dress
In the review for this Spring 2016 show, Vogue noted that this season show was a nod to many cutures around the globe and that for the dresses that were based on volume and color, the inspiration 'recalled traditional Salvadoran dress—Salvador is commonly called Bahia—and the spot where immigrants historically entered Brazil'. The presentation was as statement on migration and a celebration of various traditions, all intertwined with Stella's love of vibrant color.
The twin of this dress was Look 29 from the show and on the runway it was shown under a vibrant coral tunic dress. This one was purchased through Moda Operandi and has never been worn. It still has all its tags attached. These were among the higher priced pieces from that show and were made in very limited production. The dress has a elastic through the neckline which makes it very easy and comfortable to wear. It falls to the floor and beyond from there, widening out to an immense volume. I think that pretty much any size could wear this one. There are crisp white straps that tie at the top of each shoulder. The fabric has a hand painted feel and I shot just a few of the beautiful vignettes that are found all around the dress. In between the painted panels are panels of a white lace that give it a touch of sexiness since none of the lace parts are backed on the other side. It is cut super model long in length and is a dramatic statement piece. I love it. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear. Elastic through the top edge of the bodice. The shoulder straps tie and are adjustable in length as a result. You could also tuck them in and wear this as a strapless piece. Tagged a modern 46
Elastic at top of bust: 12-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist - hips: open
Length: approx " from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Reference Photo: (1) Spring 2016 Stella Jean Collection, Look 29. / (2-3) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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