Fierceness overload..we're calling this our butterfly kimono! Stunning velvet burnout with a birds of paradise motif in gorgeous colors...rich amber and forest green with pops of cranberry on the most gorgeous sheer mauve colored or antique ivory ground.
Made using two triangular fringed shawls sewn together at center back and stitched just under the arm. Incredible long silk fringe in the gorgeous amber color really has amazing movement to it.
One size fits most.
Shown on a sz 2 model.
Wear open or belted.
Rayon velvet burnout
100% silk fringe
dry clean only
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.