The Canaletto Caftan
A Wearable Feast.
Luncheon, his place. West Tisbury.
You expected his famous lobster salad, but not a Canaletto in the front hall. It sold last month at auction. Absentee bidder. You move closer, drawn to the specific, intense blue that Canaletto used to illuminate the sky.
“Blue verditer.” Your host, at your side. “He didn’t use it until his London years.”
You know this, of course—you bid into the stratosphere against him, for God’s sake.
And now here you are, with the victor and the spoils.
“Not so unlike this color.” He brushes your arm where swirls of blue give contrast to fuchsia paisley.
Is it easier to forgive a man who stands within an arm’s reach of great art?
Let’s call this a test case.
The Canaletto Caftan (No. 5578). 100% cotton cambric. A wearable feast of color and comfort. Rich fuchsia tones create the overall impression, but a striking black floral pattern complements the salmon and fuchsia side panels, woven through with that vivid Canaletto blue. On-seam side pockets. Contrast sash and piping in black. Self-fabric removable belt. Side slits make it easier to glide, lounge, dance, conquer. Made in India.