The year is 1970 (can you tell?) This dress and matching cape were designed by Nina Ricci for Vogue Patterns. This was back in the day when you could find fabulously wonderful fabrics to sew at home with. Staron made this gorgeous print in both wool (cape) and panne velvet (dress.) It may be a bit over-the-top for some of you, but I love it! And if you want to make it yourself, you'll have to keep your eyes out for Vogue Paris Original pattern 2406 from 1970. There are no copies of it available online right now, but you never know when one will show up!
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