Seen as early as the 17th century, the exotic and decorative style 'Chinoiseries' is repeated in architecture, furnishings and fashion alike. Popular with, and worn by, those who value the unique garment with flair! The Art Deco eras are awash with chinoiserie garments similar to this formidable piece!
This is a beautiful albeit 'wounded' example of craftmanship, delicate quality fabric and enduring fashion. At least 30 years young, we included this in our collection due to the unusual colour and artwork. While it may need care, this jacket or robe remains is a stylish 'head turner'.
Bring an 'edgy' look to jeans and t-shirt or, over a slimline dress or skirt combination. Wear with wide leg trousers to emulate the Deco eras. Or, simply wear around the house for a bit of vintage decadence. Wear it your way - be your own bird.
Circa: 1940 -2000 Origin: Private Collection - Chinoiseries Label: na
Fabric: Silk blend Condition: Good commensurate with age and love. Entirely wearable 'as is' however there are age lines throughout as is possible with any natural fibre of this age. We believe the wounds are not noticeable enough to warrant disposal and the structure of the garment remains wearable for many years yet. Modern Size Indicator*: 10 - 12 Measurements:Bust 48 cm, Waist 48 cm, Hip 50 cm (Laid flat) Vintage Size Indicator: na Fit: Traditional box cut Fixtures: None
History: The word chinoiserie /ʃɪnˈwɑːzəri/ comes from the French term Chinois which translates as Chinese or, after the Chinese taste (as in style). Chinoiseries means a Western or, European interpretation of an Asian style and may not an necessarily be of an actual Asian design. Painted Bird has an array of garments we consider 'chinoiserie' from a number of Asian countries but for purposes of website search - we offer as one collection. We believe they are all beautiful, unique and wearable art for the now. Fashion designers have repeated these designs over a variety of eras. Enjoy!
NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. Additional items pictured not included in sale and are for illustrative purposes only. A portion of this item sale price will be donated to charity.
Our vintage items are rated as follows:
Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
Very Good:May have some minor issue, as noted
Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair
We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.
Still not sure? Just email us the details of this piece and your measurements, and we can check if it will fit before you purchase.
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