Early 1970's Char Hand Painted Leather Lace Up Corset Vest

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Whether or not you're a pirate, a good wench vest can really come in handy. Especially when it is a cool hand painted design from Charlotte Blankenship de Vasquez and her Char 'Hecho en Mexico' label. This early 1970's piece is the classic corset vest shape with a plunging neckline, slight v-shaped front and laces. The difference is the 1970's bohemian addition of leather laces at the sides, shoulders and front with psychedelic hand painted imagery. Char designs are real pieces of wearable art and this piece serves as proof. It originally retailed at Snooty Hooty a boutique famous for bringing cutting edge fashion to Atlanta, GA for decades. There are condition issues with the vest. Some of the painted decoration at the front seems to be smeared and can be seen in photos 6 & 7. The front leather lace has been replaced as the original was missing in action. Those issues are easy to overlook and might go unnoticed but the primary considerations are the age stains and discolorations on the back panel which can be seen in photos 4 & 9. In spite of the issues, this is an amazing piece and we love it!

Marked size 'M' for medium...fits like a modern size small or size 4 with attention to the following measurements.
Bust 32"
Waist 26"
Shoulder Length Taken on Outside of Shoulder Straps 14.25"
Length From Shoulder to Hem at Back 15"
Length From Shoulder to "V' Front Hem 17.5"
Details
Designer
Char
Brand
Char
Place of Origin
Mexico
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Fair. Please see description of condition issues in the listing.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Marked Size
M (Best Fits Small/Size 4) (US)
Bust
32 in. (81 cm)
Waist
26 in. (66 cm)
Dealer Location
Atlanta, GA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU48732020603
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in Atlanta, GA

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