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  • Preowned Charles & Patricia Lester Devore Cocoon Coat
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    Preowned Charles & Patricia Lester Devore Cocoon Coat
    Vintage Cocoon Coat From Charles & Patricia Lester Is Made Of Navy Velvet Devore (Burnout) In A Scrolling Pattern. V-Neck. Two Hook And Eye Closures At The Center Front Bust May Have Been Added Later. Snaps At Wrists. Unlined.No Size Label. This Garment Is One-Size Fits Most.
  • Preowned Patricia Lester Pleated Gown & Coat
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    Preowned Patricia Lester Pleated Gown & Coat
    Patricia & Charles Lester Pleated Ensemble Is Made Of Dyed And Printed Pleated Silk. Dress Has Scoop Front And Back Neck With Beading Around Neckline. Coat Has Smocking At Front And Back Yoke. Both Pieces Are Unlined And Have No Closures. Never Worn. Coat Alone Has Price Tag Of Over $7,000. One Size. Measurements-DressBust: OpenWaist: OpenHip: OpenLength From Shoulder Seam To Hem: 58"CoatBust: OpenWaist: OpenHip: OpenAcross Shoulder: 15"Sleeve Length: 25 1/2"Center Back: 49"
  • Preowned 1980's Charles And Patricia Lester Black Silk Art Nouveau Devore Velvet Cape
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    Preowned 1980's Charles And Patricia Lester Black Silk Art Nouveau Devore Velvet Cape
    An Elegant 1980S Black Silk And Devoré Velvet Cape With An All-Over Art Nouveau Motif And Voluminous Sleeves. The Midi-Length Soft Drapey Cape Can Be Slipped Over The Head And Features Long, Wide Batwing Sleeves With Fitted Wrist Openings, A High Round Neckline And A Handkerchief Hem With Small Slits At The Back And Front. The Cape Has A Loose Fit Throughout And Can Be Fastened Down The Front With Black Velvet Buttons. Constructed From Black Silk And Velvet, The Cape Features An All-Over Art Nouveau Pattern Created Using The Devoré - Or Burnout-Technique So That The Pattern Becomes Sheer. Very Good Condition; Some Barely Noticeable Wear To The Velvet. Length: 29/42 - On The Longest Point---Provenance: Miranda Macmillan (Née Quarry) - The Countess Of Stockton Born In 1947, Miranda Louise Quarry Is The Stepdaughter Of Lord Mancroft. A Rebel By Nature, Miranda Blazed A Nonconformist Trail Through A Series Of Boarding Schools And By Her Late Teens, On The Advice Of A Psychiatrist, She Left Schooling Permanently And Travelled To Barcelona, Which Marked The Beginning Of Her Peripatetic Life. During Her Travels Around Europe In The 60S, She Fully Embraced The Worlds Of Art, Dance, Fashion And Music. It Was During This Time That She Met Her First Husband, The Late Great Comedic Acting Legend Peter Sellers. Although A Brief Marriage (1971-1974), She Has Always Maintained Fond Memories Of Her Time With Him Stating That, ‘It Was A Privilege To Have Spent As Much Time As I Did With Peter. He Was One Of The Kindest And Most Generous People Who Ever Walked This Earth’. Miranda Began To Build Her Extensive Collection Of Couture Garments During Her Marriage To Sellers, Purchasing Couture From Historic Parisian Houses Such As Dior And Givenchy As Well As From The British Designers Of The Moment, Including Ossie Clark And Zandra Rhodes. We’Re Honoured To Be Able To Offer Them Here On 1Stdibs.All Of Our Garments Have Been Professionally Cleaned. Vintage Garments Have Been Worn Previously So Expect Some Minor Signs Of Wear. We Do Our Best To Inspect And Describe Any Flaws On The Garment.
  • Preowned 1980's Patricia Lester Fortuny-pleated Delphos Gown
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    Preowned 1980's Patricia Lester Fortuny-pleated Delphos Gown
    Mint Condition, 1980's Patricia Lester, Fortuny-Pleated & Beaded, 'delphos' Gown In 100% Pure, Golden Silk.This Is Really A Stunning Dress Designed By Patricia Lester In Wales During The 1980's, Inspired By Mario Fortuny.The Entire Dress Is Fortuny, Hand-Pleated With A Gorgeous, Wavy Effect At The Waist Area, Accented With Transparent Seed Beads All Along The Length Of The Dress, As Well As The Neckline.The 100% Silk Fabric Has A Luxurious, Satin Sheen To It, And Is In A Gorgeous, Matte-Gold Color. The Fabric Has A Heavenly, Silky Soft, Hand-Feel.The Braided Belt With Twin Tassels In The Photos Is Not Original To The Dress, But Will Be Included With This Sale. The Belt Is Not Attached To The Dress. The Dress Is In Mint Condition With Absolutely No Signs Of Wear, And Certainly No Damages Or Flaws.*measurements*There Is No Size Stated On The Label. We Estimate The Dress To Be A Us Size 4/6 With An Intentional Looser, 'delphos' Silhouette Fit. Please Note That The Pleated Nature Of The Dress Naturally Gives The Dress An Easy 2"-3" 'expansion' Tolerance, And Ease Of Wear. The Dress Can Accommodate Slightly Larger Sizes Very Easily Due To The Pleated Construction. The Mannequin In The Photos Is A Us Size 6, And The Dress Fits Very Well.Please Review The Measurements Below Keeping In Mind That The Pleating Expands, And Stretches Out When Worn Approximately 2"-3":Flat Underarm To Underarm: 13-1/2"Flat Waist Across: 13"Flat Hips Across: 14"Center-Back Length: 51"Sleeve Length From Top Of Armhole Down: 20"Rear Shoulder To Shoulder: 13"
  • Preowned Patricia Lester Fuschia Pleated And Bugle Beaded Silk Gown
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    Preowned Patricia Lester Fuschia Pleated And Bugle Beaded Silk Gown
    Elegant Fortuny Inspired 2 Pc Gown By Patricia Lester. Hand Pleated And Gathered Silk Panels Are Used To Create This Modernized Version Of A Fortuny Peplos.the Top Is A Large Pleated Rectangle With A Dipping V Hem. The Shoulders Are Adorned By Silver Bugle Beaded "straps". The Beading Continue Down The Front And Back Of Top. A Pleated Silk Tubular Skirt Is Held By An Elastic Waist Band. These Dresses,like Fortunys Fit A Myriad Of Sizes Due To The Width Of The Pleated Panels. The Top Can Also Be Worn As A Minidress.Excellent Condition.Skirt: Waist 25 Elastic Length 42Tunic Shortest 31, Longest 28Shoulder From Strap 11", 36" Across Top
  • Preowned 1980s Charles And Patricia Lester Jade Silk Devore Velvet Cape
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    Preowned 1980s Charles And Patricia Lester Jade Silk Devore Velvet Cape
    An Elegant 1980S Jade Green Silk And Devore Velvet Cape With An All-Over Art Deco Motif And Voluminous Sleeves. The Midi-Length Soft Drapey Cape Can Be Slipped Over The Head And Features Long, Wide Batwing Sleeves With Fitted Wrist Openings, A High Round Neckline And A Handkerchief Hem With Small Slits At The Back And Front. The Cape Can Be Fastened Down The Front With Jade Green Velvet Buttons. Constructed From Jade Green Silk And Velvet, The Cape Features An All-Over Art Deco Pattern Created Using The Devore- Or Burnout- Technique So That The Pattern Becomes Sheer. Very Good Condition; Some Barely Noticeable Wear To The Velvet.Measurements:Length: 29/42---Provenance: Miranda Macmillan (Née Quarry) - The Countess Of Stockton Born In 1947, Miranda Louise Quarry Is The Stepdaughter Of Lord Mancroft. A Rebel By Nature, Miranda Blazed A Nonconformist Trail Through A Series Of Boarding Schools And By Her Late Teens, On The Advice Of A Psychiatrist, She Left Schooling Permanently And Travelled To Barcelona, Which Marked The Beginning Of Her Peripatetic Life. During Her Travels Around Europe In The 60S, She Fully Embraced The Worlds Of Art, Dance, Fashion And Music. It Was During This Time That She Met Her First Husband, The Late Great Comedic Acting Legend Peter Sellers. Although A Brief Marriage (1971-1974), She Has Always Maintained Fond Memories Of Her Time With Him Stating That, ‘It Was A Privilege To Have Spent As Much Time As I Did With Peter. He Was One Of The Kindest And Most Generous People Who Ever Walked This Earth’. Miranda Began To Build Her Extensive Collection Of Couture Garments During Her Marriage To Sellers, Purchasing Couture From Historic Parisian Houses Such As Dior And Givenchy As Well As From The British Designers Of The Moment, Including Ossie Clark And Zandra Rhodes. We’Re Honoured To Be Able To Offer Them Here On 1Stdibs.---All Of Our Garments Have Been Professionally Cleaned. Vintage Garments Have Been Worn Previously So Expect Some Minor Signs Of Wear. We Do Our Best To Inspect And Describe Any Flaws On The Garment.
  • Preowned Patricia Lester Couture Fortuny Style Dress And Jacket
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    Preowned Patricia Lester Couture Fortuny Style Dress And Jacket
    Hand Signed By The Artist, Wonderfully Hand Done Silk Burnout Jacket With Matching Beaded Dress. Some Marks On The Hem Of The Velvet In The Front Which May Or May Not Be Part Of The Hand Worked Process.
  • Preowned 1980's Patricia Lester Fortuny-pleated Peplos Dress
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    Preowned 1980's Patricia Lester Fortuny-pleated Peplos Dress
    Excellent/mint Condition, 1980's Patricia Lester, Black Fortuny-Pleated Peplos Dress.This Gorgeous Set Includes Tunic Top With Bugle Beaded Neckline, Long Slim Skirt With Elasticated/stretchy Waistband, Hand-Beaded 'rope' Belt, And Silk Storage Pouch.Elegant, Classic Silhouette Based On Mariano Fortuny's Iconic, Peplos Design.Both The Tunic And The Skirt Are Hand-Pleated, And Made Of 100% Silk.In Excellent/mind Condition With Absolutely No Damages Or Signs Of Wear. Includes The Original Silk Storage Pouch.Made In Wales.*measurements*Eu Label Size P, Suits A Us Size Small.The Mannequin In The Photos Is A Us Size 6, And The Set Fits Well. Please Review The Measurements Below To Ensure An Accurate Fit Keeping In Mind That The Pleating Allows The Garments To Expand, And Stretch Out Quite Considerably. The Waist Of The Skirt Is Elasticated, And Stretches Out As Well:Tunic Top-(Please Factor In A 2"-3" Stretch Tolerance)Flat Underarm To Underarm: 16"Flat Waist Across: 15-1/2"Flat Hips Across: 18"Rear Shoulder To Shoulder: 12"Center-Back Length: 29"Sleeve Length From Top Of Armhole Down: 18"Skirt-(Please Factor In A 2"-3" Stretch Tolerance)Flat Waist Across: 12-1/2" (Elasticated Waist Band/ Stretches Out)Flat Hips: 14"Center-Back Length: 40"
  • Preowned 1980s Patricia Lester Pink Champagne Silk Ensemble
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    Preowned 1980s Patricia Lester Pink Champagne Silk Ensemble
    Look Out Fortuny, This Is The Best Patricia Lester Ever! Gorgeous Pleated Pink Champagne Silk With Silver Bugle Beads. Clings To The Body In All Of The Right Places. This Dress Is Absolutely Stunning. Bolero Jacket Is A Dream With Silver Bugle Bead Detailing And Pleats. Truly Wonderful! One SizeDress - Shoulder Hem Length: 47 InchesJacket - Shoulder Hem Length: 18 1/2 Inches*all Mrs Couture Garments Have Been Professionally Cleaned And Thoroughly Checked Before Shipping. They Are Ready To Wear Upon Arrival.
  • Preowned Charles. Patricia Lester Couture Hand-pleated Silk Evening Gown And Jacket
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    Preowned Charles. Patricia Lester Couture Hand-pleated Silk Evening Gown And Jacket
    The Lesters Have Established An International Reputation For Their Textile And Couture Fashion. Their Gowns Are Hand-Dyed And Hand-Pleated One At A Time. One Garment Is Dyed At A Time Making Every Piece Unique. The Process Is Exclusive To Themselves. The Photograph Depicts The Beauty Of The Fabric Which Contributes To The Romantic Goddess And Rare Gown. The Back Of The Charles. Patricia Lester Couture Label States Pure Silk. Matching Button Is Sewn To The Label. The Beads On The Gown's Straps And The Beads On The Smocking Of The Gown Are Hand Sewn. The Color Of This Piece Is Indescribable. It Is A Feeling Of Chrome, Grey And A Light Sea Foam Turquoise, Grey-Green. Bust Measures 32-34 (Stretches) Stretch Silk. Length Without Straps Measures 53 Inches. Length With Straps Measures 60 Inches. Fits Size 2-6.
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