This is definitely one of my all time favorites! Ultra luxe velvet burnout kimono with a baroque floral motif. All the sheer areas are black with beyond beautiful tie-dyed velvet and royal blue tassels! Gorgeous beaded fishnet tassels drip down neckline, around hem, under arm and on cuffs. Light hand beading throughout adds extra magic!
So many ways to wear dressed up or down, a truly timeless and effortless piece!
Measurements taken while garment is laid flat
Bust up to 46"
Length including fringe 46"
Rayon Silk Velvet Burnout
Silk beaded tassels
The velvet burnout process, or "Dévoré" as it is also referred, is achieved by applying an acid to a natural, protein fiber (silk) and natural non-protein fiber (rayon). The acid "burns out" the non-protein fiber leaving only the sheer woven silk and hence, creating elaborate and intricate designs. This fabrics is of the highest quality, and is very expensive to manufacture.
The art deco designs on the shawls used to make these beauties are based on 1920s prints and give an amazing stained glass glow when backlit. The silk part of the fabric becomes very sheer, almost transparent. Often referred to as "wearable art", I promise that once you lay your hands on one of these, you will not ever want to take it off.