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1970s Vintage JOSEFA Pastel Striped Made in Mexico Diseno Designer RARE

1970s Vintage JOSEFA Pastel Striped Made in Mexico Diseno Designer RARE

Regular price $218.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $218.00 USD
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Very cool Mexican designer JOSEFA piece, in pastel horizontal stripes with embroidered accents and gold metal circle embellishments - which make a lovely sound when you walk, like a windchime! Stand up collar and three buttons for the yoke. It has pockets!! Bottom hem has interior selvedge tag: JOSEFA - For The Barefoot Eagle (her stores). This one dates from the 1970s. 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 - 15.5
Arm Length from Shoulder - 17"
Length - 45.5"

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: Great! It is missing just one metal circle - top right shoulder. Could move one from the bottom line to compensate. A few small scattered stains that are very faint incl. a few on the yoke / chest - smaller than a pencil eraser, see photographs. Additionally, it looks like someone hemmed the garment at some point, but then picked it out to return it to its normal length. Structurally, very sound & clean & ready to wear!

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