An incredible vintage piece by British Boutique designer Catherine Buckley from the late 1970s, this is Jimi Hendrix meets Downton Abbey. The cut is dramatic enough, with a floor length A line skirt and hip length button-up long sleeved jacket with fitted bodice and mandarin collar.
But the thing that draws the eye here is the incredible fabric, created by Veronica Holden using ‘Shibori’ technique , a sophisticated version of tie & dye on velvet. The base colours are bruise pinks and purples, with slashes of contrasting yellow, all in a soft plush velvet. The buttons are looped in the same fabric and in very good condition. A really wonderful garment.
Material: Velvet. No label.
Size: Vintage 12 - Estimate UK10
Measurements (laid flat):
Shoulder to shoulder: 35cm
Length of jacket: 62cm
Length of skirt: 109cm
Condition: Very Good Vintage condition.There are a few small marks on the fabric but these are barely noticeable amid the swirling colours.
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Note: All of our pieces have had a life of their own, and may show minor signs of wear as befits a vintage or pre worn item. They have all been professionally cleaned and inspected and any faults will be indicated in the listing.