Colorful one piece full length wrap dress coat featured at the famous "Suffering Moses" boutique known for curating all forms of artisan created wares, including works of crewel textiles.
The dress coat features an elaborate, fully embroidered floral collar and cuffs, as well as a beautiful v-neck style embroidery around the dress' neck. The back of the dress has a large arrow-style embroidery pointing down the back. The cut of this piece is really quite remarkable - the coat and dress are one and the same! One puts on the dress portion first by draping it across the front of the body, then follows that up by wrapping the coat around the back. Very cool!
The "Suffering Moses" Atelier was established in the 1840s, championing Iranian crafting traditions and merging them with the artistic customs of the Kashmir Valley - where the store resides. The atelier is headed by the Wani family whose crafting dynasty continues into the 21st century. The atelier employs artisans who meticulously handcraft each item, using techniques that date back centuries - a rare delight in these machine-embroidered times!
Vibrant 1960s Emilio Pucci terry cloth multi-color caftan. It is so versatile, it can also be donned as a beach cover after a cold dip in the ocean on a summer day and worn to dinner in the evening. The long sleeves are cuffed, with three snap closures. The cover up has a V neckline and zippered front closure that falls about halfway down the garment, allowing for a 32" opening the rest of the way. The garment is finished with 2" facings.
Petite U.S size 2 Seam allowance can be let out 1/2 inch
*All MRS Couture garments and accessories have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping. They are ready to wear upon arrival.
Fantastic 1960s metallic caftan in gold, blue, and copper attributed to Trigere. During the turn of the 20th century western designers looked east for exotic inspiration, included in the group was Pauline Trigere especially in love with the fabrics of the east. This caftan embodies the exotic details of many of Mrs. Trigere's gowns and coats of the 60's that we have collected over the years, with its golden trim that has iridescent flecks and metallic fabric in an interesting print with bright metallic gold, blue and copper threads. The copper threads bring this vintage piece current. Long sleeves, bust darts and a high left slit create the silhouette unlike other figureless caftans. Trim follows the neckline down around the hem. Fully lined with a polished cotton pumpkin colored fabric. Zipper at back. This is a favorite at MRS Couture!
Modern US Size XS-S
Wrist: 9, Slit: 27 3/4 inches
1960s Geoffery Beene Multicolored Paisley Brocade Evening Caftan
Impressive brocade dress by Geoffery Beene!
This dress is queen among other brocade dresses with its luxurious fabric and impeccable details. Heavy brocade fabric is red with purple paisley and god threads. It features a luxurious purple velvet trimmed neckline with hook and eye closure. It has an empire waistline with two long pleats running down to the hem. Fully lined. And just when we thought this dress couldn't get better it even includes hidden pockets along the sides of the side seams!
“Designs are a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life.”
-- Geoffrey Beene
36 in. (91.44 cm)
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