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Vintage 1970s Diva's Custom Cape - THE RED QUEEN! Flowing Scarlet Silk, Gold Mesh, Metallic Hand-Painted Florals, Rhinestones... Size S - XL

Regular price $301.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $301.00 AUD
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Details

•Highlights: a show-stopping stage-worn garment from the collection of a real diva who performed live back in the day, one of a small group we are fortunate enough to be able to share; each one is different from the next; custom-sewn and one-of-a-kind; massive volume; huge bishop sleeves dripping with gold metal chains and huge faceted "jewels" grip the wrist in gold lame to puddle beautifully; chiffon panels open in rear to reveal gold metallic mesh; jaw-dropping rear train; hand-painted florals in metallic paints; intricately layered and so detailed; a sweeping hem to swan about in fabulously; wear to lounge in, take it on the town, or wear this magnetic piece on stage!

don't miss! you'll NEVER see another like it, full of such pure magic and good karma

•Fabric(s): chiffon with gold mesh, gold lame, and hand-painted silk trim

•Lined: no

•Closures: no, clutch style 

•Designer/Labels: no, this is custom-sewn to high standards

Measurements

Fits many as it drapes to fit; dress form shown is a modern 0 and this also fit me fine as a size 4. Meant to be worn loose and flowing! Please budget room for fit and ease and any clothing layered under it.

Bust (underarm area measured flat on exterior, then doubled) the batwing is huge, so it's pretty much one size fits most...to 80" when measured across and doubled but drapes down to fit our teensy 32" bust form, too!

Waist unfitted

Hips unfitted

Length about 59"

Shoulders - no seams

Sleeves about 29" and will grip at the bishop cuff and puddle beautifully

Condition

Great vintage condition. Gently cleaned and freshened. 50+ years old and ready to rock. One of the 12 original golden metal chains has gone missing from a cuff...not noticed when worn, but could be replaced fairly easily, if you wanted. 

I believe rear neckline was taken in a little for the original owner. This was custom-made for them, so it was probably altered with last minute tweaks to make it fit perfectly. Not a big deal, but I thought at least worth a mention.

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