Glad Rags & Curios: Unique Fashions from the Past

Curio Vintage is located on 379 Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, and online at Rubylane.

Here's a selection of some of our favorite items and stories.

    1970s Jean Varon Map Print Caftan Gown [x]

    From the fall/winter 1973 collection of designer John Bates for his Jean Varon label, this satin caftan or hostess gown features a print inspired by an aerial map of British towns Luton and Braintree.

    A version of this gown (in two pieces, with a matching jacket and hat; see top photo) appears in Richard Lester’s “John Bates: Fashion Designer” as well as on the cover and back endpaper of Jane Dorner’s “Fashion”; the identical gown is part of the holdings of the Fashion Museum of Bath.

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