Nice 70's abstract patterned blouse in shades of purple and white. Box style with 6 inch open side pleats at the hem, long sleeves with button cuffs, front button closing down to within 8 inches of the edge, long pointed collar and unattached pussy bow sash. Fabric 100% acetate.
Lovely condition showing no age or wear. I did give it a gentle hand soak to freshen it up. I don't believe it has been previously worn or washed.
Tagged a size 16 but please check the measurements carefully. Keep in mind there is no give to this fabric.
Bust and waist are 40, shoulders are 16, sleeves are 23 1/2 and total length is 25 inches.
Label is Alex Colman California. The following information was provided courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild label resource guide. Alex Colman got his start in the fashion industry as a teenage stock boy in 1928, working at L. Bamberger & Co. Colman’s wife, Sade Colman, started a men’s pajama manufacturing business, but it was not successful, and she soon switched production to women’s blouses. In 1949, Colman joined his wife in her business, and “Alex Colman California” was born. They were producers of quality sportswear, co-ordinates, and casual dresses in the California style. For many years, the head designer at Alex Colman was Sade’s sister, Blanche Lefton. In 1973, Alex Colman Inc. merged with Borden Inc. Alex Colman of California went on to be one of the largest better woman’s apparel manufacturers in the country. Alex Colman Inc. was eventually closed sometime in the mid 1980s.
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