Charteuse Jean Patou Silk Dress
Brand Jean Patou
Here we have a vivid, chartreuse silk day dress from the collectible and rare Jean Patou label.
The dress is made of pure, lush silk, with bracelet-length sleeves and v-neck. The bodice of the dress has a relaxed, blousy fit through the bust, with a fitted, banded waist and flirty, loose-fitting skirt.
The dress is button front from the neckline all the way down the front to the bottom hem. The sleeves have flat panels reminiscent of epaulettes at each shoulder and gather cuffs at each wrist. The sleeves are billowing and voluminous without seeming exaggerated.
The dress also features two large flat front pockets at the front of each hip.
The dress is unlined, with no other closures than the button up front.
In a side note, the dress has the appearance, style and cut of a piece from 80s Jean Patou, a time during which Christian LaCroix was designing for them!
ERA / 1980s
LABEL / Jean Patou (Christian LaCroix era?)
COLOR / Chartreuse
MATERIAL / Silk
CONDITION / Very good, with some issues. Dress shows very mild discoloration on the back of the sleeves, dry cleaning did not alleviate this. Dress still presents beautifully. Please see pictures. Wear is consistent with age and use and has already been factored into price.
SIZE / approximate modern size Small to Medium.
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted, banded waist through the true waist, with relaxed, blousy fit through the bust and a loose fitting skirt with lots of flirty movement.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 38" / Waist - 27" / Hips - free / Length - 43"