This is a lovely quality shirt blouse made in Germany by Van Laack. Van Laack was established in Berlin in 1881 and has a long history of manufacturing quality men’s shirts. In 1972, they expanded their line to include women’s blouses - this blouse was made around the time of their expansion into the ladies’ market. It is made of beautiful quality yellow silk that is printed with bees in a darker yellow, brown and grey colour combination. The blouse has a fairly wide, pointy collar, typical of the early 70s. It has a four button closure and the sleeves have two button cuffs. The buttons are all mother-of-pearl with circular engraving. Lady Van Laack Royal is embroidered at the back neck.
Label: Holt Renfrew Made in West Germany 100% Silk. Holt Renfrew is a Canadian boutique type department store that sells only designer, private label or high-end luxury goods.
Fabric label: Pure Silk
Sizing: The size label reads size 10, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit, allowing for the style of the blouse (your body measurements should be smaller, or measure a similar garment that you own):
Shoulders: 14” across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 23 1/2” long from the shoulder seam
Sleeve inseam: 19”
Bust: 38” around, but should be a little roomy
Waist: 34” around, but should be loose
Length: 23 1/2” long, measured flat
Condition: It is in excellent condition with no wear, tear, pulls, stains or odors. This looks to have seen no use, and has been very well cared for over the years.
This is a gorgeous blouse…quality silk, fun bee print,….wonderful 70s style!