dress; woman's

Production date
Early 1980s
Purple polyester chiffon evening dress with purple evening cape. No. 1: the sleeveless evening dress has narrow shoulder straps and a plain bodice. The back panel is elasticated at the neckline. The waist is elasticated and the full skirt flares out from it. The label reads 'Karida. Made in England, 40, 100% polyester.' Care instructions. The evening cape has a white polyester chiffon lining which hangs down below the purple fabric at the hem on the 'bat wing' sleeves. The neck is wide and round. The cape fastens at the centre front with a covered button and loop at the neck and on the waist. The waist is elasticated and has a short pelmet open at the side seams attached to it. The cape is decorated all over with small diamond-like jewels in a claw setting which are stitched to the purple chiffon.

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Porter- Costume Collection
Production date
Early 1980s
Production place
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Label: Karida. Made in England. 40. 100% polyester. Made in England. Care Instructions.
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