Vintage 1970s Silk Shirt Blouse Bee Pattern Lady Van Laack Germany Holt Renfrew


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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!