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Old 01-14-2004, 08:27 PM
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Caftan as inspiration...

Woman Modeling a Pierre Cardin Outfit
Original caption: Femininity is this orange caftan executed in chiffon with an abstract weaving of gold threads, designed by Andre Oliver for the fall/winter collection of Pierre Cardin. June 14, 1973
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:29 PM
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A young woman dressed in gray caftan and scarf, her lower face covered with a black embroidered veil, walks along a narrow crooked passageway in the old section, the Old Medina, of Tangier, Morocco. Other pedestrians pass, carrying bundles. Painted wooden doors, their transom windows protected by bars or ironwork, line the street. October 1963.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:31 PM
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FASHION - VERA WANG
Original caption: A model wears a lemon multi-colored polka dot silk chiffon funnel-neck caftan with silk confetti trim during the Vera Wang show at Spring 2001 Fashion Week in New York, 22 September 2000.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:33 PM
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Full length portrait of actress Shelley Winters outside wearing a caftan. (Photo by Cynthia Macadams//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:58 PM
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After having a very long conversation with a my friend today (she has been married to a Moroccan man for years, and recently returned from another trip to see his family in Morocco) here's some more information on this style of moroccan caftan that we see the Lalla's in.

it is called Tak****a or Takchita, often worn for weddings. Either wedding caftan or party caftan. Any woman wears them as they range from plain to elaborate.

Hope that helps a little, if you do a search you can find some online for purchase which are affordable.
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Old 01-16-2004, 04:05 PM
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Many thanks Justine for additional information. Much appreciated. I wonder how long it takes for one hand-made, festive, regal caftan to be made? What kind of threads/materials are in use for embroidery? Is it common for the precious stones to be fasten on the fabric (in a most elaborate version of course)? Thank you. :flower:
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Old 01-16-2004, 06:57 PM
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To make a caftan ( takchita ) it takes months , it depends of the fabrics too and the kind of the couture you want in it
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Old 01-16-2004, 08:52 PM
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You know guys u can find takchita , caftan at the public market in morocco but the quality is not that good ...if u know some moroccan people ask them if they know a traditionnal tailor , the quality of the tissue and the couture will be much better than the regular caftan at the public market but u have to know the price IS not the same , much expensive .
by the way , the caftan is different than takchita .
Takchita is a dress with 2 pieces of tissue and the caftan is 1 piece.
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:01 PM
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Takchita , as u can see there are two pieces of tissue
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:08 PM
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as u can see in this pic , Mrs Clinton wearing Caftan ( without Belt ) and Lalla meryem wearing Takchita ( with Belt )
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:12 PM
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:31 PM
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Thank you all for those beautiful pictures. The dresses are absolutely beautiful. So rich and colorful, they seem to represent the culture of Morocco. Thank you for all the information about them too. The bridal dress is beautiful.
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:22 PM
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The princesses wear beautiful dresses . It's nice to see them in traditional wardrobe.
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Old 07-04-2004, 07:12 PM
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I know so little about this family, it would be unseemly for me to comment on anything except to say all of their clothing shown is so very beautiful and elegant. What a lovely way to be able to dress like that, even if one does have to learn a certain way to hold the dress while walking.....far preferable to seeing some royals (european mainly) wear tight short dresses which show way too much when getting in and out of cars.........
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:11 PM
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i like those dresses but I don’t think i would know how to walk in them. I would step on dress and completely embarrassed myself.
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Old 12-11-2004, 01:16 AM
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French festival director Melita Tosca du Plantier attends a reception at the MarrakechRoyalPalace.
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Old 12-11-2004, 08:05 AM
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the caftan is indeed a very beautiful dress, but I wonder why the Moroccan princesses don't wear the Berber dress from time to time, it is a very beautiful dress, and the Berber designs are sublime, they would be able to adopte also the silver jewelleries, it is an extremely elegant garment and that gives proud style to the woman who carries it
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Old 12-11-2004, 08:25 AM
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exemple of berber dress and jewelery
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Old 12-11-2004, 03:37 PM
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I am berber too, I have ecxactly the same jeweleries and dress, but the jeweleries are really heavy!
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