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A French Babani Couture Embroidered Satin Kaftan Circa 1920



Circa 1910/1920 Asian production for Fashion in France A Rare Collectible Party or Evening kaftan kimono in green silk satin of the famous Parisian House Babani from 1920s. Kimono cut slit on the sides. Closing on the front with faceted glass buttons. Rich chinese appliqué embroidery in gold chenille. Label Babani Bd Haussmann Paris. Excellent condition of color and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 38/40. Front height 101 cm Back height 103 cm Shoulders 39 cm Collar 4 cm Sleeve 67 cm Chest 94 cm The Maison Babani installed bd Haussmann in Paris was famous for its exotic productions in the line of Mariano Fortuny or Gallenga. Label Babani frayed but original. Kimono full of her buttons. Rare collector's item from the history of Couture! Some rare and very limited fraying especially at the neck and shoulders .... Three tiny spots on the bustier ... These defects are not noticeable in presentation. Very good durability of the doubled structure. Light oxidation of the golden embroidery. Otherwise excellent condition of conservation.


  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: Equivalent French Size 38/40 (EU)
  • Style
    1910/1920 (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very Good condition and color.
  • Seller Location
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU63334566383

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