The Capercaille, she is a super rare 1970s Ayesha Davar black crochet and indian cotton cheesecloth beauty.
The Capercaille, she is a remarkable piece of fashion history. Davar was a notable 1970s fashion designer working with Indian textiles, her dress are rare and high end today, and some even reaching £300+. This beauty has the most amazing extremely ruffled sleeves, an unusual ruffle going around her skirt and of course that crochet bodice. She has a little tie running through her waistline of the crochet to be cinched in. Her fabric is divine and is a beautiful textured cheesecloth.
With her colour being a strong shade of black she was incredibly tough to photograph. Please trust me, she is a remarkable dress.
This girl would nicely work on UK sizes 10 - to a small 14 as she has a lot of stretch in her bodice.
Bust - 34" - 38"
Waist - 28" - 34"
Length - 56.5"
The Capercaille has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed on a 30 degree setting at home. She is in good vintage condition.
She has minimal signs of vintage wear. But please bare in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all garments will carry your usual signs of vintage wear. Anything that we think is outside of what would class as usual vintage wear we will state.