VINTAGE MARY McFADDEN DRESSING GOWN CAFTAN ADORNED IN A SHADE CALLED WATERCOLORS
A lovely vintage dressing gown / caftan by the vintage designer Mary McFadden.
The following is from The Vintage Fashion Guild and my thanks to them:
"Mary McFadden (b. 1938) is known for her exotic designs, which were influenced by her travels in Africa and Asia. Her design career began in 1973 when she began selling hand painted silk dresses at Bendel’s. In 1975 she patented a new pleating technique, which produced a fabric that looked like that of Fortuny, but was made from polyester and in which the pleating was permanent. This fabric became her trademark, along with exotic embroideries and beading.
She established a ready-to-wear line in 1976, but much of the work was done by hand and was quite fine. By the 1980s she had quite a few licensed lines and in the early 1990s she did a line for TV retailer QVC. McFadden unexpectedly went out of business in 2003."
This is a silky dressing gown caftan by a wonderful vintage designer Mary McFadden.
The perfect dressing gown to slip into after a hard day of work when you want to feel refreshed and gorgeous for the evening.
The palette of colors are those of soft watercolors in shades of aqua, gold, peach, mint, espresso and pink on an ivory background. Silky slinky poly which should wash and dry like a dream. The fabric is a jacquard type fabric which gleams when moved from side to side. Easy to wear by slipping over the head. Two pockets in the side seams. Mary McFadden's beautiful pleats that she is known for on the ends of the sleeves. 21" slit on one side for ease in sitting and walking.
By: Mary McFadden
Size: No size tag but I wear a size 10 (medium) and it was a perfect fit and will fit other sizes as well
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: 54 - 55
Fabric: 100% poly
Care: Machine wash
Condition: Very good - Must not have been worn much as it looks very good other than the "Mary McFadden" tag looks soiled which is an easy fix.
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