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vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy

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vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy
vintage Fontana Fabrics (Sorelle Fontana) psychedelic silk trousers suit 1960s Italy

Vibrant luxe Italian flared trousers and matching short sleeved top set with sash, in a very pucci-esque print, by Fontana Fabrics. I have a feeling this was a line introduced by Sorelle fontana for the US market (I purchased the set in America some years ago, along with another from the same owner) but I have struggled with much research as my Italian isn't the best.

The top buttons to the rear with self covered buttons, and the trousers to the side with a side metal zipper hidden in the seam. 

Trousers are slightly bell bottom; I'd date the outfit to the mid 60s? It's very much of it's era! I can't decide if the sash is intended as a neck scarf or headband, as it does have a central seam but that hidden when tied. Backed in a bold contrasting blue silk, I've shown it both as a sash at the waist and on a mannequin head just so you can see length - but it does look quite fitting worn as a headscarf!

Measures:

Blouse: bust 36" max inc darts

             waist 31' (unfitted but slightly shaped)

             s-h length 19"

Trousers: fitted waist 26"

              hips 38"

              front rise 11 3/4"

              inseam just over 27"

              side seam outer 38"

              circ. of flare approx 26"

Sash:     Length 56" max

              Width a little over 4"

Condition:

- A couple of lines in the weave of the fabric by the zip, as shown.

- Very very faint underarm yellowing in a small area to one side only. I daren't send this to my dry cleaner as they're just not great with delicate vintage, unfortunately, and I didn't want to attempt to clean myself. Its very hard to see! 

- couple marks to the blue side of the sash as shown

Otherwise very good.

For information on the Fontane sisters (Sorelle Fontana) you can visit Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorelle_Fontana

Quite a rare find, and an impressive design! The two suits together were estimated at £400-600 for auction last year, and I've since sold the first one I listed. 

 

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