Very rare two piece silk resort dress from Saks Fifth Ave. Connoisseur Suite. Hand painted and hand sewn in France. Raspberry red with blue trim. Set consists of a wrap style maxi skirt with elastic waistband and a square cut kaftan style blouse.
**Please Note** the blouse drapes over the head and the front side corners wrap around at the hip, fastening with just a single set of snaps/hooks at your lower back. The back side has no fastening and is left to drape open. It does seem like a strange design but I see no evidence of any other clasps or snaps that were removed so I have to assume this is the original design. You can see this in the 3rd photo.
Set is in excellent condition apart from a few small faint spots, see these in last photo.
No size tag. Shown on a US size 10 dress form, not pinned or clipped.
Please refer to measurements in inches taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
>>> Blouse <<<
Width of entire blouse across bottom from corner to corner – This is the max size around which this blouse will fasten – 42.5 inches (107.95 cm)
Length from shoulder to bottom edge – 22 inches (55.88 cm)
>>> Skirt <<<
Waist – 32 inches to 34 inches (81.28 cm to 86.36 cm)
Hip – 40 inches (101.6 cm)
Length – 40 inches (101.6 cm)