Vintage Helene Arpels Brocade Caftan
Ornate embroidered vintage caftan by Helene Arpels. All silk, hand embroidered with silver and gold. Exquisite and beautiful. Helene Arpel was the former wife of Louis Arpel of Van Cleef & Arpels. The French Jewelers. She opened a boutique in NYC in the late 1940s and catered to high society. Her iconic caftans set the standard for luxurious resort and leisurewear. The minute you have this in your hands you'll feel it's amazing quality. This example has a simple label which appears hand made. Fully lined in silk. Very good condition-slight faint discoloration. Bust 32-34" Hips 36" Shoulders 16"