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1970s Vintage Josefa Multicolor Bright Striped Maxi Made in Mexico Diseno Designer

1970s Vintage Josefa Multicolor Bright Striped Maxi Made in Mexico Diseno Designer

Regular price $488.00 USD
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Mexican designer JOSEFA piece, in gorgeous bright colorful cotton with vertical stripes & hand-embroidered details, dating from the 1970s. When we purchased this piece, the original owner told us she watched the worker finishing the embroidery and then purchased it immediately. And what cute embroidery - the snake on the sleeve (!) - plus, floral designs, abstract shapes / circles, & many others. Long sleeves, v neck, fitted bust with plenty of fabric that flows outward through the hips and waist, maxi long length, no zipper - slips over the head. 

A little more information: Josefa Ibarra (1919-2010) was known as the mother of Mexican fashion design. Josefa started making her own clothes during the late 1950s and was noticed by a couple who ran the Mexican concession at Disneyland. She began producing for them and for her small shop in Puerto Vallarta her designs were never mass produced and only made by local women. In 1963, while shooting The Night of the Iguana, Elizabeth Taylor discovered her shop, and became a regular customer over the next decade. Josefa went on to open a chain of retail stores in Mexico and exported her garments to Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth avenue, Lord & Taylor and Macys as well as overseas. Her clientele included Sophia Loren, Diana Ross, Princess Grace, Nancy Reagan and other celebrities. She became the first Mexican dress designer to have work featured on the cover of Vogue Paris. She retired from designing clothing in the late 1980s. (Via Vintage Fashion Guild)

Bust - 36"
Shoulders - 14.5"
Arm Length - 21"
Length - 57"

Modern Size Equivalent: Small
This item is shown on Lucia: 32" Bust, 25" Waist, 34" Hips / 54
Label Information: diseo JOSEFA - 100% Cotton / Made in Mexico
Condition: Excellent! Print is bright, no stains, no issues. This was purchased from the estate of an archivist / collector who kept all clothing in archival quality storage.

Were happy to answer any questions you may have before checkout, just message us! Local to Ann Arbor, MI and want to try on before purchase? Message us to reserve a private shopping appointment at our warehouse! Select ShopPay at checkout to pay in 4 payments, but receive your item now! Listing is for item in title only, accessories available separately. All vintage items are sold as-is; all sales are final.

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