1930's Middle Eastern Couture Metallic Gold Embroidered Black Chiffon Caftan
A sensational 1930's museum-quality treasure! With its metallic gold sparkle and breathtaking silhouette, this rare garment makes a memorable impression. The workmanship on the elegant semi-sheer silk chiffon is unbelievable; the brilliant metallic color and hand-stitched sequins look so strikingly modern. The embroidery is from a hand guided Cornely machine that makes unique micro chain-stitch. It is meant to be worn loosely and the semi-sheer fabric lends itself well to the diaphanous effect. It also has a train which adds to its elegance. I love the ability to hide the body beneath billowing folds, with transparent fabrics hinting subtly at the seductive female form. A rare piece of wearable fashion history.
Measurements Bust: Free Size Wasit: Free Size Hips: Free Size Total Length (not including train): 58 inches
This 1930's antique caftan is in excellent wearable condition with no stains, discoloration or holes. The garment slips over the head with no closures. This piece is over 90 years old and is truly breathtaking.