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[ORDER ITEM - #5784]
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# 5784 - c. 1960's ANNE FOGARTY Light Blue and Silver Metallic Geometric Sheathe Dress with Matching Coat!  From the estate of the woman who had 10+ furs in her closet! This was the outfit that her son remembered fondly and was excited to see it go to the next woman to enjoy it.... you know... that way Mom lives on!  I know the feeling, as I did the same with my Mother's clothes.  Just prior to starting her own label in 1962, Anne Fogarty became the in-house designer for Saks Fifth Avenue in 1957.  Pretty prestigious!  And this is my favorite tidbit:  In 1959 she wrote a book, "Wife Dressing", in which she gave advice on how to dress to please a man!!  Love to read that today! :)  Anyway, this outfit would have been one of Ms. Fogarty's earliest under her own label. Light blue and silver metallic sheathe dress with matching coat all in a geometric design.  Three large rhinestone buttons.  This outfit needs little else.  The dress has a very high necklace neckline for your pearls or diamond necklace.  Wear together or separately.. the dress with a little cardigan sweater.  The coat open over skinny jeans.  Get creative! Dress Measures:  up to 36" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 42" hips, 37" long from shoulder to hem. Fully lined.   Excellent condition except for the two spots I found.  One sadly right at the front of the coat between the buttons (see photos - hope a spot remover will work wonders!) and the other hidden in the print.  

$ 185. ORDER   

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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[ORDER ITEM - #5836]
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# 5836 - c. 1970's CHARLOTTE RUSSE Blouse of Caramel Colored Jersey! Charlotte Russe company opened in 1975, so this must have been one of the first year or two of business.  Hard to believe it's vintage as it looks quite modern to me!  Bodice section is completely smocked, bell sleeves, low wide neckline, and free flowing lower portion.  Angelic!  NOTE:  Charlotte Russe exists today, but this is much better quality than the Charlotte Russe of today!  Excellent condition.  Fine material feel.  Nearly impossible to measure, so just best for size Small (shown on mannequin of 35" bust).   Under $150, so FINAL SALE.

$ 135 ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM - #5833]
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# 5833 - c. 1980's BETSY JOHNSON, New York Ivory Net with Embroidered Roses Mini Skirt!  Pretty!!!  I might have kept this myself, but it's not the normal small waist, wide hips that fit me best.  Rather this skirt measures: 31" waist, 18" long from waist to hem.   I'm not sure if it was meant to be worn slung lower than the waist, or what, but I suppose it could be either... whatever looks best on you.  Love the pink and green embroidered roses all over the front and back, with the lace insets... all this on an ivory netting over 2 slip layers under.  NICE!  Excellent condition.  This is short, so I just want to remind you. Oh, and I'm assuming this is 1980s as it came from an estate of clothing from that era.  Really could be anything from the 1980s-today.  I bet Betsy Johnson would know!  Under $150 so final sale.

$ 85. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6

 



[ORDER ITEM - #5866]
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# 5866 - c. 1970's CALVIN KLEIN Silk Wrap Blouse!  In a rare and lovely mocha color. Made in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong... so this is an early Calvin Klein piece.  It's labeled a size 8, but fits more like a size 2 today.  In the 1970's the fit was tight under the arms, and this has that fit, so it will fit you better if you have a smallish back.  This is a true wrap blouse, not faux wrap, so as you can see i will give you quite nice cleavage.... shown on a 35" bust mannequin, so if you are smaller, it will wrap more.  Has small floppy lapels and short sleeves.  A nice basic 70s wardrobe piece from top designer of the era. Under $150 so final sale.

$ 125. ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 2/4

 



[ORDER ITEM - #5837]
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# 5837 - c. 1970's GUCCI, Made in Italy Camel Colored Leather Vest!  You know come this winter you are gonna wish you had this in your closet.  Genuine vintage 1970's Gucci leather vest in a classic camel color.  Though never seeing a camel in person, I have no idea if this is really their color!!! :)    This vest is simple, yet the top stitching, GG buttons, back hardware and scalloped hemline at back make this special.  Labeled size 46.  But remember, this is vintage so sizes are different.  Measures up to 38" bust, up to 31" waist, 17" - 19" long from shoulder to bottom.  Excellent condition with just a light smidge of makeup on the front shoulder (see photo).  I didn't get this to a dry cleaner, so it's priced for you to do that. 

$ 245.  ORDER   

Approx. - SIZE 10ish
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[ORDER ITEM - #5734
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# 5734 - c. 1980's JUDY HORNBY COUTURE, New York Red and Hot Lavender Chiffon Silk Dress!   Pretty eh?  Floral pattern bright colored summer dress with off-the-shoulder neckline, flutter sleeves, and as you can see, fully lined with just a little sheer chiffon at the hemline.  Measures: Elastic shoulder and waist, up to 43" hips, 44" long from shoulder-ish to hem. Excellent condition.  Oh, one belt loop needs to be re-tacked. Comes with the original tie sash belt. 

$ 285.  ORDER   

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM #5990]
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# 5990 - c. 1960's Hartzfeld's, Kansas City Black and White Dress!  I'm a sucker for Black and White.  I attribute it to the fact that I'm reincarnated from a B&W cat.  OK.. I only slightly believe that, but something makes me think I can communicate with my two kitties!  :)  Oh well... before you think I'm insane, let's get back to this particular dress.  Black halter bodice with "v" neck, wide midriff striped satin waistband matching the wider skirt border and the white silk skirt.  GREAT!  And even more interesting is the upper back panel that gives the back a sexy open look. Now, I could stop there and tell you it's in Excellent condition, however... as you can see, someone during its lifetime needed the dress to be larger, so they inset black side panels.  So, it's not horrible (as some renovations might be), but it's obvious to those of you who care.  The good news is that it makes it a nice, wearable size now.... so stop your bellyachin'! :)  And if you REALLY can't stand it, you can revamp it again using additional striped material from the 2.5" hem and make the increase disappear from a distance!  OK... so currently measures: 34/35" bust, 26" waist (slightly high or empire).  41" long from shoulder to hem.  Metal zipper back.    Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

$ 145.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 4/small 6
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[ORDER ITEM #7464]
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# 7464 - c. 1980's BETSY JOHNSON Cutwork Cotton Strapless Dress with Gold Threads!  Yup, I wanted this dress for myself, but alas, it's about 2 sizes too small for me.  Wahhh!  It's labeled a size 4, but that's an old size 4 because this measures: 31" bust, 25" waist, 20.5" long from waist to hem. Yup... Just a bit too small for me... especially since menopause is taking its toll.  Waahhh (again)!!!!   The dress is a pretty nude or tan open cotton cutwork with shiny gold thread throughout to give a great shine.  The wide waist is a matching satin.  Fully lined in satin.  There are some hooks for straps inside the bodice, but no straps came with this dress, and they are totally unnecessary as the bodice is fully boned. Excellent condition.

$ 245.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 0
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[ORDER ITEM #5991]
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# 5991 - c. 1980's KOOS Van Den AKKER Black with Nude Under Lace Dress!  Well, I sold the other Koos Van Den Akker dress I had that was probably from the same collection!  That one had long sleeves.  This one (as you can see) has very thin spaghetti straps... so I guess we can call them angel hair straps... and a lovely nude backed black lace bodice.  The bodice isn't boned so you need those straps.  3-D detail at the waistline, and slight sparkly skirt... which is more "glossy" than overly sparkly.  Excellent condition.  Measures:  34" bust, 27" waist, 32" long from waist to hem. There is a crinoline attached under for the slight pouf you see.  I would need to shorten the straps a bit for me to wear this dress, but I'm 5'2", so if you are taller, it might be perfect as is.  On me, it's a very pretty ankle length skirt. 

$ 645.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM - #5882
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# 5882 - c. 1940's Cranberry Wool Crepe Beaded Dress!  LARGER SIZE!  For all you gals who tell me that everything is too small... well, you can stop cryin' cause here's a sweet 1940s lightweight wool crepe dress with 3/4 sleeves and interesting overlay skirt, side bow and beaded neckline... all in a LARGE size!  Measures:  Up to 46" bust, up to 41" waist, up to 47" hips, 47" long from shoulder to hem.   Metal side zipper and upper back zip.  It's not in perfect condition, but the issues are minor... there are minor spots you will see on inspection and minor pulls.  Small shoulder pads.  

$ 265.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 16/18
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[ORDER ITEM - #7459
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# 7459 - c. 1960's SYBIL CONNOLLY White Linen Gown! Note:  Nine yards of linen were needed to create one yard of finished material It would take five weeks to make a pleated linen dress. In March 1955, she was quoted that her work was rarely copied ‘because of the individual handwork that is done on them. The fabrics are all handmade in our cottage industries.’   Her garments were almost uncrushable. Harper’s Bazaar noted in June 1958 that a Connolly pleated linen skirt ‘will pack into a small duffel bag and emerge unscathed.’ Sybil Connolly’s pleated linen is as remarkable a contribution to fashion history as Mario Fortuny’s Delphos pleated silk dresses made at the beginning of the 20th century.
Yes, you  SHOULD know Sybil Connolly.  I have to confess (sad, but true) that I didn't know Sybil Connelly until a few years ago, so it's my job to educate all others to her design talents!  At the time, I read: "Her pleated linen dresses from the 50s and 60s are harder to come by at auction houses than Dior".  And that is probably quite true... especially finding a WHITE Sybil Connolly in excellent condition!  Sybil's list of clients was impressive.  Film actresses including Merle Oberon, Rosalind Russell, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Andrews, and many members of the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Dupont families, and most famously Jacqueline Kennedy was painted for her official White House portrait wearing one of Sybil Connolly's pleated linen dresses!  Her gowns are often exhibited in museums. Note: a strapless pleated linen evening dress by Sybil Connolly sold for $300 in 1954!! That's when my parents bought their house for $16,000 and cars cost $2,000!! If you want to know more of Sybil Connelly, I've included all the information (just click on the gown photo). This gown is made of the finest handkerchief linen.  The horizontal pleats were a specialty.  I added the pink satin waistband... it's just a ribbon and doesn't come with it, but gives you an idea of how it might look as worn in the 1960s.   Measures: 33" bust, up to 28" waist (slightly empire), 51" long from natural waist to hem. Near Mint condition with just two tiny spots found (see photos).  To find a museum quality dress in WHITE in this great a condition is thrilling!!  As I read:  "Sybil Connolly's first piece made in this way to be shown in the United States, was a white evening dress called First Love, using three hundred linen handkerchiefs and containing more than five thousand pleats causing a huge stir and helped to make her name among Americans."   Also Listed in the Museum and Wedding Categories.

$ 2,850.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
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[ORDER ITEM - #5802]
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# 5802 - c. 1980's EMANUEL UNGARO PARALLELE, Paris Neon Floral Satin Dress! I adore 1980s Ungaro dresses.  They were my "go to" dress whenever I wanted my body to look its sexy best, yet covered.  It's almost impossible to see the unique seaming and gathering to create that hourglass shape, but if you know Ungaro, you know.  This one is fantastic with electric neon colored megaflowers on black ground satin.  They will NOT miss you in the room!  The back is equal to the front in shaping.  Zippered back and zippered sleeve cuffs.  Shoulder pads, short turtleneck.   Wear with a black sweater or jacket if you prefer to break up the brightness.  Excellent condition.  Measures up to 36" bust, up to 28" waist, up to 39" hips, 36" long from shoulder to hem.  Feels SOOOO great on the skin!!!  WOW them!!

$ 635. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6ish, small 8
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[ORDER ITEM - #5820]
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# 5820 - c. 1980's CARLYE Black Crepe Dress with Lovely Lace Bodice with Dangles and Satin Waistband!  Please don't fall in love with this dress unless you are tiny.  I know it's painful to realize it won't fit you if you love it.  And I mean PAINFUL!  You Vintageites will know exactly what I'm sayin'!  This dress measures 33" bust, 24" waist, up to 34" hips.   Back zipper, and look closely to see the nude fabric under the lace for strength, so the lace won't have the stress.  Nice touch!  Love the little dangly things above the wide satin waistband.  Excellent condition though you will want to take to the dry cleaner for some light spots on the rump.  I know they will come out as they got lighter just by rubbing them, but I don't want to rub too hard, so just get cleaned for $15.   You can wear as is, as you will likely be wearing in the evening anyway for now.  So all you tiny gals... it's priced to sell for you!!

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 0
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[ORDER ITEM - #5758]
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# 5758 - c. 1970's FIANDACA Couture Black and Hot Pink Chiffon Gown!  You don't know Fiandaca?  I do, because I lived in Boston for so long, but for the rest of you, here's the info from the Vintage Label Resource:  "Political wife dressing became a Fiandaca specialty. He designed for more presidential First Ladies and would-be First Ladies than any other designer, including Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan, Joan Kennedy, Kitty Dukakis, and Muriel Humphrey.  In the 1970s, Fiandaca dressed Louise Fletcher when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He had a long list of celebrity clients, including Raquel Welch, Audrey Hepburn, Connie Francis, Lauren Bacall,  Julie Andrews, Dionne Warwick, Joan Rivers, Cher, and Oprah.  His clients also include many in the social elite.  In 1985 Fiandaca designed a dress for Joan Collins to wear on the television show Dynasty. The $3,200 outfit, the most expensive EVER commissioned for TV at that time. It appeared for just 3 minutes!  So you are in obviously good company if you wear a Fiandaca gown!  This came to me from the estate of a former high-fashion runway model.  Black sheer striped gown with hot pink design pint.  All this over a sleek black silk jersey gown. Side zipper to waist, open sleeve, oh-so-sexy low "v" back, elastic waist so nearly impossible to measure.  58" long from shoulder to hem.  Excellent condition.  Shown on a size 6 mannequin.   

$ 635. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6ish
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[ORDER ITEM - 5965]
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# 5965 - c. 1970's House of Bianchi Navy Poly "Bridesmaid" Dress!  Yes, this was a bridesmaid dress.  I only know that because this is a bridal label.  And it would have looked so nice coming down the aisle with white flower bouquet to match the white flowers on the sleeves!! Simple shape with very fitted bodice to dropped waist (very hourglass) and then gathered at the upper hipline.  The yoke is a white netting.  I can just see this as it was likely worn with a simple pearl necklace.  The original bridesmaid was quite small ... with NO bust, as this is WAY padded inside (see photos), but certainly the padding can be removed if you want. Measures:  31/32" bust, up to 25/26" waist, 53" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition. You might want to attach the flowers a bit tighter, but I'm leaving as is if you want to remove them for any reason. 

$ 185. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 0
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[ORDER ITEM - #7462]
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# 7462 - c. 2000's PRONOVIAS White  "Fluffy" Dress with Rhinestone Waistband!  Pronovias is a wedding gown design label... with the wedding gowns selling in the thousands.  I didn't know anything about Pronovias when I saw this dress... I just fell in love with it.  SO unique! It's like hundreds of small pieces of fabric and tulle just tacked down to create extreme 3-D "feathers"... though they aren't feathers.  I grabbed it before I knew how small it was.  So, it's not going to fit most of you (and me) unless you just love it as much as I, and then open the back up totally and add material somehow blending in as it was meant to be there... like a short flat train of satin or something at back.  I don't know... I have loads of ideas, I just can't sew. :(  I know I have to get the measurements for you, but meanwhile.. unless you are ballerina thin.... you will need to revamp the dress to fit you. But my GOD, it's GORGEOUS!!!!! Zips up the back but covered with tiny buttons to hide the zipper. And what bust pads!!  Sadly being the 32DDD bra cup that I am (crazy cup letters these days!  I used to wear a C cup!), I find them quite funny! :)  Measures:  30" bust, 25" waist (ever so slightly high-waisted), up to 34" hips, 26" long from underarm to hem (just found something to measure from! :)   Also Listed in the Wedding Category. 

$ 565. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 00
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[ORDER ITEM - #5819]
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#5819 - c. early 1980's HANAE MORI Boutique Silk Chiffon Print Dress! The last time I was asked if I had a silk Hanae Mori dress, it was a museum asking!  Sadly at that time I didn't have one of these dresses, but hey...now I've got one! :)   Surprisingly, the exact same dress is up on another website for $650.  And that dress doesn't have the original sash.  The details of the dress include open flutter sleeves, "v" wrap neckline, lightly padded shoulders with gathering, elastic waist, hot pink satin edging and tie sash belt, lined in raspberry crepe, Floral silk chiffon colors are raspberry, light pinks, light blues, aquas, lavendars in a cherry blossom tree motif... with small birds hidden in the print!!  Condition is excellent with minor tiny spots... the only one that is worth mentioning is the one I photographed at the lower mid skirt.  The other is a teeny pinhole at the front just below the elastic waist.  Anything else you will have to search for hours (OK, perhaps I exaggerate) to find. Measures:  48" long from shoulder to hem.  Labeled an old size 14.  The dress may not be quite as bright as the photos show... but the colors seem to pop under the bright studio lights! 

$ 425. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6-10
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[ORDER ITEM - #7428]
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# 7428 - c. late 1960s/early 1970s Black Cotton Velveteen "Juliette" Lovebirds Gown!   Sometimes I don't know what it is about a gown that just makes me think of a person, or a character... but hey... if nothing else, some psychoanalyst out there will have a great time trying to figure me out! :)  So, this gown makes me think of Romeo and Juliette.  And perhaps I'm not far off, because thanks to the 1968 movie release of "Romeo and Juliette", the look was all the rage!   Anyway, I would have loved this (and still do) and would have begged my Mother to buy it for me!! Black cotton velveteen gown with elastic smocked bodice and elastic at the puffy sleeves.  The huge design of lovebirds is on the front, and the same on the back.  Love the low square neckline.  Excellent condition. Very romantic.  Measures:  56" long from shoulder to hem.  Hard to measure the rest as the bodice is totally smocked, so will fit a variety of sizes.... perhaps up to a 37/38" bust, but looks equally great on this mannequin at 35" but, and can go smaller.   Best for a size Small - Medium. 

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small - Medium
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[ORDER ITEM - #7434]
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# 7434 - c. 1950's/1960's Black Velvet Bodice Dress with Ivory Satin Skirt and Black Lace Overskirt!!  No labels on this dress, but this is not a homemade dress... it's rather a custom made dress by a dressmaker. I know you can't see it in the photos, but there is a sweet little black velvet bow at the front waist on the thin black velvet waistband attached.  The only element that makes it look anything other than store bought is a rolled netting at the inner waistline or the attached crinoline.  It's possible the crinoline was added later. Whatever... really doesn't have any affect on the exterior which is fantastic! Excellent condition. This is one of those "Wow, where did you find that dress" dress. Measures:  35" bust, up to 28" waist, 40" long from shoulder to hem. Side nylon zipper (so it may have replaced an older zipper).   

$ 465. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM #7301]
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# 7301 - c. early 1980's JERAN DESIGN Deep Blue Beaded Gown! NEVER WORN!  You may not know the Jeran name, but long the Hollywood stars of the 1980's and 1990's certainly did!  Jeran Design was established in 1980 by Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin.  Get it?  During the 80's, they developed an impressive following by designing hand-beaded gowns for stars and legends such as Joan Collins, Connie Sellecca, Cheryl Ladd, Heather Locklear, and Vanna White. They also designed for motion pictures, stage and TV.  Since Skeels passed away in 2007, McLaughlin devoted his time to the "Graffiti Gown", donating 100% of its proceeds to benefit AIDS causes. The Graffiti Gown has rhinestone signatures of over 340 Hollywood personalities including Katharine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Carol Channing, Elizabeth Taylor, Halle Berry, Lana Turner, Angela Lansbury, Shirley Jones, Angela Bassett, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Sophia Loren, and even Mother Teresa!  This all-over beaded sheathe gown is one of a few Jeran gowns I will have for sale.  This gown was never worn and still has the original price tag of $2,995 (and this was the 1980s price, so that's $7,800 today!!).  Blue auroraborealis and clear bugle beads in fantastic design all over net base.  Silver bugle bead straps.  Excellent condition... you just might want to reinforce the straps as the gown is quite heavy!! Labeled size 10, but that's old sizing. Measures: 36" bust, up to 30" waist, up to 39" hips, 60" long from shoulder to hem. When Bob Mackie gowns were fetching over $5,000 in the 1980's, yet made outside the USA, Jeran gowns were a bit more affordable... and more importantly... MADE IN THE USA!!! 

$ 965. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6 TALL


[ORDER ITEM #5348]
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# 5348 - c. 1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche, Made in France Pink Sheer Peasant Blouse with Red Taffeta Skirt! No wonder YSL is listed as one of the top 10 designers of all time. My favorite looks were his "Russian" Collection in 1976, but his peasant look is a close second.  NOTE:  A new YSL peasant blouse will set you back $1400, so best to go vintage! :)  Also note:  Sadly the label is only in the blouse, but there was another YSL long skirt (a crushed velvet red) from this same estate the DOES have the YSL Rive Gauche label, but I'm pretty sure this was her outfit, and not that other skirt (at least if I had been her fashion coordinator!).  The skirt is red taffeta trimmed in black taffeta with original matching sash at waist.  Note the skirt is actually two full layers.... the underskirt is black with the red ribbon hemline, the overskirt is red with black ribbon hemline which is slightly shorter to show the underlayer (hard to see in the photos).  Measures:  26" waist, 41" long.  The sheer gauze pink peasant blouse is lovely with the tie at front and puffy sleeves with elastic at ruffle cuffs. Blouse labeled "36"... and impossible to measure.  Wear together or separately.  Excellent condition skirt.  Blouse has some spots, and one pull (see photos), so she'll be going to the cleaners and get a good spanking!  :) 

$ 785. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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# 6641 - c. 1960's Purple and White Silk Gown with Matching Slightly Trained Coat! Wish I could have photographed this better so you can actually see the sweet little bows at the front of the empire dress and coat!  Pretty adorable! Also check out the blue sapphire rhinestone buttons on the coat.  Those are worth quite a bit on their own. Love the neckline of the gown.. low, square. Very "Regency / Jane Austen" Era look.  Excellent condition for both pieces unless you care about the coat lining which for some reason is all red spotted.  Also, gotta mention that the coat has a inner lining of wool batting for some warmth. Interesting!  Guess this was meant for a chilly Spring event! Measures: 35/36" bust,  up to 30" waist, up to 38" hips (max), 56" long from shoulder to hem in front, 60" long in back of coat.  Oh, and if you don't need a GOWN, shorten both to dress and coat!  Would still be fab!

$ 395. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM #5372]
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# 5372 - c. 1970's RETY COUTURE, 54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Paris Black Velveteen Trench Coat!  Classic.  Perfect.  I don't have to waste my time explaining it as you can see if all from the photos.  Wide lapel collar, double-breasted, original buttons, epaulets, tie belt, top stitching, slash pockets, even the lining is detailed with top stitching!!  The only thing to even mention is that because this is from the 1970's, it has the 1970's fit... which means tight under the arms and across the back.  Nothing wrong, and it helps you stand up straighter! :)   This can be worn by me at size 6, but for comfort, I sized it smaller.  All depends how you like it and what you wear under.  Measures: up to 38" bust, up to 33" waist, up to 40" hips, 43.5" long from shoulder to hem, 23.5" long sleeve from shoulder to cuff.  Great quality piece!! Feels like a cotton velveteen.  Excellent condition. Wear with jeans or for formal occasion.   Perfect for ANYTHING!   Also Listed in the Furs, etc.  Section.

$ 525. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 0/2 - 4
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[ORDER ITEM #5732A]
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# 5732A - late 1960's / early 1970's CORDOBA Suedewear, 134 New Bond Street, London, England Brown Suede "Gucci-look" Vest!   Wow.. another Cordoba piece! I found one old photo of a Cordoba, London suede short skirt and jacket from 1967 which sold for approx. 20 and 44 back then (which according to the historical monetary and inflation calculators would be worth $420 and $917 USD today).  This is SO Gucci looking you'd swear it was.  Goldtone hardware closure at front with additional hardware on the patch pockets. Trimmed in brown leather.  Please note that this is PIG suede... which means it's quite stiff.. but that was what was fashionable.  Lambsuede was used more in the 1980s. Shown on size 35" bust mannequin. Only issues are some indentation marks in the suede (stored with the hardware laying on the suede). One spot upper back (see photo) and one mis-threading in the zig-zag (original to the piece).  I'm VERY picky so I mention anything that you might question at all!!But I start from near Mint condition and go from there.   Not one of those vests with fabric backs... this is meant to be seen front and back!  Would look smashing with ivory or camel colored turtleneck and slacks!  Very ritzy.  

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM #5825]
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# 5825 - 1940's Black Bugle Bead Crepe Peplum Blouse!  Hattie Carnegie from Bonwit Teller??  LARGER SIZE!  Nice!  From the same woman who owned the Gothe gown above.  Another classic 1940's shape, this time in a blouse.  There is no label left in this blouse, but the owner's daughter is sure she bought it at Bonwit's in NYC and it was a Hattie Carnegie.  Small shoulderpads make this either a transitional era from the 1930's or into the 1950's.  I haven't decided which is correct, but while I'm bemusing, you can be buying.  Wear with a simple skirt, long or short and you have a smashing look!  Black crepe fully covered with black bugle beads in the classic serpent design.  Love the tapered slightly puffy sleeves (which makes me believe this is more toward the 1930's).   Hope you can see the detail at the front, gathered in sunray design at the front seamed waistline at front and back. Side metal zipper. Excellent condition!  If there are any beads missing, I can't find anything to mention.  The upper back MAY have been open (like a slit up the upper back) originally... looks like it might have been lightly sewn shut.  I'm leaving it as found.  Measures: up to 42" bust, up to 35" waist, up to 41" hips. 

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 12/14
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[ORDER ITEM - #7173]
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# 7173 - c. 1930's LARGER SIZE Royal Blue Silk Chiffon Dress with Lace! OK, for all you who say "Don't you have any larger sizes?" or "I'll never fit into vintage.", I always try to find pretty dresses in larger sizes.  Most of the time when I find larger, I don't like the dress.... and I only sell what I like.   Hopefully the fact that I'm showing this dress on the larger mannequin will make those of you who have been looking for this to stop in your tracks. Royal blue silk chiffon with a slightly dropped waist and great 30s seaming in the skirt below the hips.  Lovely fluttering "shawl" sleeves with an ecru lace panel at the front bodice.  Tiny, sweet rhinestone "bow" buckle at thin matching belt.  And to top it off, the original matching chiffon floral "corsage" is still attached with streamers.  The dress is lined as you see. Measures:  up to 45" bust, up to 42" waist, up to 44" hips, 47" long from shoulder to hem.  The condition is Excellent with some exceptions.  There are minor, hard to see spots here and there (see photos ... if you barely see the spots, that's because they are barely visible, some are reddish, some dark gray), and in the last photo, you will see the interior chiffon lining that has pulled away from the back which should be resewn - but I don't sew, so best for you to get it done right.  Very easy for someone... other than me! :)  Otherwise, it's really very wearable and quite sturdy for a chiffon dress!   Also listed in the 1850-1930s Section.

$ 285. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 12/14, perhaps 16
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[ORDER ITEM - #7172]
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# 7172 - c. 1930's LARGER SIZE Ivory 2-piece Dress with Jacket! And again... for all you who say "Don't you have any larger sizes?" or "I'll never fit into vintage.", I always try to find pretty dresses in larger sizes.  Most of the time when I find larger, I don't like the dress.... and I only sell what I like.   Hopefully the fact that I'm showing this dress on the larger mannequin will make those of you who have been looking for this to stop in your tracks.  I'm sick about the fact that this dress doesn't photograph well, because it's so classy and classic.  Simple, basic ivory dress with short sleeves, pleats only at front and back, and an attached embroidered neck "tie".  Then comes the matching overjacket... meant to be worn open as you see with no closures.  Love the small pockets at the sides, the bell sleeves and the little seaming detail at the upper back.  I have to wonder if this was just a great summer outfit, or perhaps used for sporting like crochet or even tennis.  Hard to know for sure.  I purchased this originally to use in a local production of "The Women", but I loved it so much, I didn't want it to be ruined, so I kept it for you.  Measures:  up to 44" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 44" hips, 51" long from shoulder to hem.  The condition is Excellent with some extreme minor exceptions... there is some "dusty dirt"... I can only call them "phantom marks".  You will hardly see them, but I like to tell you everything.  Oh, and the original belt is missing, but any will do, or none.   Also listed in the 1850-1930s Section.

$ 325. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 12/14
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[ORDER ITEM - #5807]
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# 5807 - c. early 1950's WORTH of Wellesley Black Taffeta and Velveteen Ballgown Yeah, I know... but don't get excited about the Worth label on this gown.  It was actually from a now closed clothing boutique in Wellesley, MA called Worth... no connection with the House of Worth.  OK, now that that is explained, now we can just get on with the beautiful gown itself.  Fairly simple... and simply elegant!  Rayon black taffeta (fairly substantial weight) appliqued with black cotton velveteen in a sort of modified curvy "fleur-de-lis" design.  The skirt on this gown is massive!! 280" around hemline!!!  I'm showing this over my largest hoop, and as you can see, it's STILL could go larger!!!  Love the "V" waistline at front, and the wide round neckline... and the placement of the velvet at the bodice creating a "corset" look. Measures: 35/36" bust, up to 26" waist. Side metal zipper. Excellent condition. 

$ 685. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM - #7395A]
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# 7395A - c. 1980's MORTON MYLES For the Warrens Sequined Cotton Floral Print Party Dress! I can't be the only one who secretly adores these 1980s "pouf" dresses!!  Especially when life gets too boring, and you just have to shake your fashion up a bit.  You know, like wearing a Hawaiian shirt to work.  Morton Myles is noted American designer who created the iconic robin's egg dress Jacqueline Kennedy wore on the cover of a February 1961 "Look" magazine.  Here's some info from a company who had a retrospective and sale of Myles' dresses:  "The 82-year-old designer, who now lives in Scottsdale, trained in Paris and was known for figure-flattering garments. Along with Kennedy, Myles worked with celebrities such as actress Paulette Goddard and designed special collections for fashion institutions like Saks Fifth Avenue. He was one of the first to do the pouf dress in America in the '80s   Myles is quoted to say, 'The only reason I designed clothes was to make women look beautiful. I never designed outrageous things just to get my name into press. My clothes flattered women, and made them look beautiful and new.' And per David Sheflin, 'Every time I get one of his dresses in, they fly of the racks. There aren't that many out there to sell. I think that's because people loved them so much they just wore them to death.' The dresses are for sale, and range between $350-$750."   This dress is fantastic.  One-shouldered cotton print completely covered with clear sequins, so it sparkles under the light without seeing the sequins!!!  Bright colors... like a coloring book come to life. Back zipper.  Crinoline netting under.  Fully lined. Measures: 34" bust, up to 28" waist, up to 40" hips, 37" long from shoulder to hem.  FABULOUS on me.... so I'm assuming it will be the same on you!  Excellent condition. 

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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# 9221 - c. 1980s CELINE, Made in France Jacket of Red Lightweight Wool with Double-breasted Goldtone Buttons!  Labeled Size 44!  One of those "essentials" for your closet. Large patch pockets seem to blend in, and the nicely notched collar gives this a certain "poshness" as does the 3 button sleeves.  The chain with logo is at the upper back lining.  From the estate of a woman who had 3 sable coats!!  Yup... only the best!  Celine? The luxury goods brand debuted the ready-to-wear line in the 1960s. Not surprisingly, it's defined as "Beautiful classical lines and styles, history of classical designs that withstand time."  Yup.  Check.  Not an outlandish, oversized shouldered piece.  Absolutely wearable today. Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to 37" waist, up to 43" hips, 17" across the back between the armseams, 28" long from shoulder to hem.  

$ 245. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10/12 - Size 44 Labeled
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[ORDER ITEM - #7164]
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# 7164 - c. 1950's Nassau, The Bahamas Vacation Dress! I always seek out unique "novelty" items!  Anything that just makes you smile. Bringing a bit of whimsy or fun in your wardrobe, though they still have to be attractive enough to wear. So how cool is this!  A simple white printed linen dress with "postcards" of Nassau, the Bahamas hotels, transportation and history lessons.  As I lifted from some website, "From those halcyon days – when Nassau was a top destination for affluent sailors, powerboaters and game fishermen."  SO sad that most all of these hotels are now gone. But this might just be the right dress for some of you with fond memories of these places. Measures:  up to 34/35" bust, up to 31" waist, up to 42" hips, 42" long from shoulder to hem, and 16" from shoulder to waist, but stills sits a bit short-waisted  - which isn't a problem, and if you are long waisted, you just wear a belt to bring down to your waist.  NOTE:  I'm 34" bust, 26" waist, 38" hips, and it looks great on me as well!  So you don't have to be the larger size above for this to fit beautifully.   Not true with many pieces.  May have been homemade, but nicely done.
For some reason I forgot to photograph the back, but it's nearly exactly the same as the front, with a back metal zipper.  The dress has a waist seam for shape, otherwise it's just a sheath.  Excellent condition. Unlined for warm weather. And unhemmed as you see, so will need to hem up where you want.  Under $150 so Final Sale Item. Also Listed in the Under $150 Category.

$ 145. ORDER

Approx. - Approx. size 6-8, small busted 10
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# 4662 - c. 1980's UNGARO Parallele, Paris, Fabricated and Made in Italy Quilted Floral "Impressionist" Suit with Peplum Jacket! So hard to photograph prints as the details disappear, but I've photographed the jacket alone so you can see the unique peplum below the black "v" piping at front, sides and back.  Nehru collar, puffed sleeves, button front jacket with very fitted "wiggle walk" pencil skirt.  Obviously you can wear this as a suit, but don't forget you can split these up to wear separately for a tamer look.  But for those of you who just LOVE the attention, just strut your stuff with platform shoes and ... oh hell... go crazy and wear with a hat! :)  I love what I read of Emanuel Ungaro (from the Fashion Encyclopedia):  "Toward the end of the 1970s, Ungaro began to experiment with the then-taboo mixing of textures and prints, of which he has become the master. With the advantage of textile designer Sonia Knapp's artistic fabric designs, the look evolved into more painterly, impressionistic florals, abstract smears, luminous colors."   And I read this AFTER I used the word "Impressionist" in my description. It's like wearing a combination Matisse/Monet.  Probably a cotton mix fabric. Near Mint condition.  Measures: up to 38" bust, 26/27" waist skit, up to 36" hips, 20" long skirt, 24" long jacket at longest. 

$ 475. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM - #6538]
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# 6538 - c. 2007 MARC JACOBS Light Blue and White Cotton Dress with Red Leather Clutch Purse!  Worn by Lake Bell in the Movie "Over Her Dead Body"! Should I confess? Yes, I suppose I should because it's possible we will be wearing the same dress if we ever meet! :)  That's because I bought TWO of these dresses from the movie set of "Over Her Dead Body".  I just couldn't bear to sell the first one I bought (as I look damn good in it), so I got this other one.  You are buying the only one with the red leather clutch purse she wore ( I just pinned it to the dressform, but you can see it's either a clutch or has a hand strap.) I don't get a purse, I got only one of those so it's yours :(  If you watch the movie you will see why they had more than one dress/purse... because in the scene she is buying a hotdog at a vendor and manages to squirt mustard all over the dress and purse.  So they certainly needed additional dresses for re-takes.  Luckily this is NOT the dress that was "slimed". Marked size 4.  I guess this proves that I size larger as I would call this a 4/6. Measures: up to 35" bust, up to 30" waist. Excellent condition.  This would have cost more new, even without the movie connection... or purse!!!!  Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.

$ 465. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM - #5433]
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# 5433 - c. 1960s RICHARD COLE "Audrey" Linen LBD (Little Black Dress) with Upper Back Cutouts!   This is one of those sweet fitted sheathe dresses from the front, and it's not until you turn your back on him that he can't resist! :)  No illusion netting or anything... this is just open at the back with those "edgy" long pointed cutouts ending in the wide boat neck.  Black linen dress (nubby), with back metal zipper. I've lightened some photos so you can see the detailing of the tailoring. Excellent condition.   This dress came from the estate of a 1960s runway model!  So if you're looking for that ultimate "Audrey" dress...this is one of those dresses you'll be happy to have in your closet as your "to go" favorite.  Note: not an easy dress for a bra under, so either you'll need to get a long line low back bra, one sewn in, or go without.  Measures: 36-38" bust, 26/27" waist, 41" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 545. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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# 6786 - c. early 1980's OSCAR de la RENTA Hot Pink Silk Taffeta 2-piece "Spanish" Accordion Pleated Ruffled Gown! From just about the time that Princess Diana got married (c. 1981) as this gown has the same huge balloon sleeves and ruffled cuffs... though frankly this gown is even more elaborate that Diana's wedding gown!!!  Ruffles everywhere!  It's a long wrap "sarong" skirt with tulip shape and edged ruffles all around and up the skirt side. Then the wrap bodice also edged ruffles that frame the neckline and down the WAY low cut bodice (you'll need to wear something under or add a snap or two at front), fitted waist and very pleated peplum with the balloon sleeves and huge ruffled cuffs.  This outfit weighs nothing... very lightweight fabric.  I assume it was worn with a belt or tie sash at waist, but nothing currently with it.  Near Mint condition!  Can't find anything wrong.  May have been a runway piece or model piece as the Oscar de la Renta label has Oriental writing on both pieces, along with a handwritten number. Measures:  34-37" bust (wrap), 26-28" waist (wrap), 41-45" long from waist to hem skirt. A very special Oscar de la Renta piece! I mean... 2-piece! :)

$ 965. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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[ORDER ITEM - #5438]
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# 5438 - c. 1950's MAURICE RENTNER ORIGINAL Black Silk Chiffon Party Dress with Ruffled Hemline!   Maurice Rentner died in 1958, and after that Bill Blass took over as head designer (so you would then see Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner labels).  So this dress has to be dated prior to 1958.  Black silk chiffon sleeveless dress with "Audrey" boatneck.  You can see the sexy black bustline under and the very fitted bodice over the very fully gathered "dancing" skirt decorated with silk "flowers" along the hemline.  Love the thin rope tie at waist!!  Labeled size 10, yeah sure! :)  It's more like a size 2 today.  The dress is in Very Good condition.... there are a few issues to mention.  There is one, that's ONE teeny pinhole (see photo) at the upper yoke.  She must have pinned something on the dress.  There is a light, hard to see "smudge" on one breast, and the silk flowers at the hemline are "wilted" and a bit "worn" at the edges.  They will perk up a bit with professional steaming. Metal zipper at the side. Measures: 33/34" bust, tight ribcage, 25" waist, 25" long from waist to hem. 

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2
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[ORDER ITEM - #5336]
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# 5336 - c. 1970s PAULENE TRIGERE Red and Black Wool Maxidress!  Yeah, I suppose you could call this a gown and wear it to the ground as I show in the photos, but it was likely a maxidress length and worn with boots for those "rich hippie gals". :)  Please take a look at the close-up photos to see the incredible open weave wool fabric.  I don't know what it would be called, so just look please.  Then I don't have to spend hours trying to research it (or perhaps one of you fashion grads can help me out here?).  There is some interesting tailoring in this gown, so again... please look at the photos.  Wear with or without a belt. Measures: 35-38" bust (some stretch), up to 31" waist, up to 40" hips, 54" long from shoulder to hem.  Back zipper. Excellent condition. 

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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# 5340 - c. 1970s PAULENE TRIGERE Black, Gray and White Wool Plaid and Striped Maxigown!  Yeah, I suppose you could call this a gown and wear it to the ground as I show in the photos, but it was likely a maxidress length and worn with boots for those "rich hippie gals". :)  From the same estate as the Trigere gown above, she obviously loved this look!  Please look at the close-up photos to see the open weave of this wool.  Wear with or without a belt, and this would look fab with a huge chunky short necklace. Measures: 35-38" bust (some stretch), up to 31" waist, up to 47" hips, 56" long from shoulder to hem.  Back zipper. Excellent condition.

$ 295. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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[ORDER ITEM - #6881]
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# 6881 - c. 1950s JOSEPH MAGNIN Black Silk Cocktail Dress with Attached Overskirt!  All you're gonna need is a pair of black stiletto heels and a martini glass for your next Mad Men party! :)  Oh, and perhaps a longline strapless bra ... if you need a bra.  I have to say, my new best friend was the "bra lady" at Saks who was able to find me the perfect bra for one of my fancy dresses within 10 minutes.... when it probably would have taken me 4 hours (I'm not an easy fit).  Sexy sheer chiffon yoke, sleeves and low "v" back.  Look at the close-up photos to see the great "u" tailoring of the underbust!!   You might think Dior.  This dress is in Great condition but does have two minor flaws (see last two photos)... there is one pull in sleeve near the cuff, and one pull of the fabric at the seam.  Oh, and it's BLACK... the photo can look slightly blue on some monitors.  Priced to sell!!!! Think fast! :) 

$ 285.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM - #5332]
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# 5332 - c. 1970's TEAL TRAINA, New York Metallic Woven "Ethnic" Wool Bodice Gown with Matching Bolero and Original Belt!  I hate to even mention something like this, but this outfit would look just as great shortened to a dress length.  Please don't tell anyone I said this!!  Because it's totally blasphemous to say something like that about a vintage designer piece, and I would never be the one to take a needle and thread or scissor to any vintage piece.... but hey .... I'm just sayin'.  As you can see it's a elephant gray wool bodice dress with mock turtleneck and long sleeves, and wonderful metallic woven "ethnic" patterned gathered skirt with the original red belt with metallic braid detail and 4 drops.  This can be worn with or without the matching short bolero jacket which only closes with the gold braid frog at front. Back zipper.  Measures:  34/35" bust, 25/26" waist, 54" long from shoulder to hem, 15" from shoulder to waist.  Excellent condition with just one teeny tiny moth nip in the back collar (see photo). Luckily the moth decided to find something it liked!  

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM #5052]
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# 5052 - c. 1980's AKRIS of SWITZERLAND 4-piece Suit of Light Blue Fine Wool with Skirt, Coat and Silk Blouse with Separate Scarf!  Great label! "Akris was founded in 1922 but grew significantly in 1944 producing "high quality but undistinguished" clothing.  In 1980, Akris' new designer, Albert, became increasingly conscious of the quality of its design and is now "known for his creative flair and demand for uncompromising quality".  In 1995, Akris also introduced a somewhat less expensive, younger-looking line called Akris Punto.  In the 2000s, the company was one of the world's fastest-growing designer brands, becoming one of the top sellers at stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus."  OK, now reading this, you see that Akris Punto is the LOWER priced line... and if you look at the high prices of those pieces online, you will see what this likely cost new!!!  An Akris jacket alone costs $4,000 now!!!!! And a blouse like this would be $1,000+!  SO, that makes this likely an $8,000- $10,000 outfit new!  Lovely soft light blue wool skirt with matching open front coat and matching silk blouse with separate tie to wear however you like... I show as a bow. Angelina Jolie is one of the top stars to wear Akris today.  In wonderful condition with just a few minor tiny spots (see photos) and a bit of dirt along one coat cuffs (see photo).   I'm sure these can be cleaned up with just a spot clean, but I always leave it to the buyer (as I don't have time).  Shown on a size 6 mannequin with 35" bust, 26" waist, 36" hips, 21" long skirt.  More measurements coming. Terrific Spring outfit!! Or wear all the pieces with other separates... the gorgeous color will look fabulous with many pieces already in your closet, I am sure!  For the cost of one blouse, you get the whole outfit!

$ 685. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM #5484]
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# 5484 - c. late 1960's/early 1970's GEORGE HALLEY, New York Black Wool Dress With Low Back and Black Velvet Trim!  With Original Black Velvet Bolero!  This dress with original black silk velvet jacket came to me directly from George Halley himself! He is still designing for his friends, and through the years has kept some of his favorite pieces.  I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time with him... and can tell you, he is a lovely man! This is one of his "high-end" pieces... his slightly lower-end pieces had the "Claudia by George Halley" label.  This is not an itchy wool, but a fine quality mid-weight wool.... and yes, it's black.. the photos were lightened so you can see the details.  Empire waistline in front which lowers slightly in the open low back with two sweet bows! There is a wide band of black silk velvet around the portion of the skirt.  Frankly I like the dress best without the bolero jacket, but it comes with it, so hey! :) Measures: 35" bust, up to 27" empire waist (3.5" above natural waist), up to 40" hips, 40" long from shoulder to hem.  Excellent condition with just the most minor, light, small dusty spots and extremely small minor velvet crush (see last photo).  Oh, and if you don't know him George Halley was an American Designer who won the Coty Award in 1968.  Prior to starting his own line, he worked with Charles James!

$ 565. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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# 5475 - c. 1970's LILLI DIAMOND Navy Sheer Gown with Gold Metallic Design! LARGER SIZE!   I never would have guessed this to be a Lilli Diamond!  So I guess I can still be surprised.  Navy sheer straight gown with ruffled hemline and sleeve cuffs covered and edged in glittering gold metallic design.  Looks like something Michaele Salahi (you know... of the famous White House Crashers ... the Salahis!) would love to wear to her next event crashing. The long dress has the original navy slip under and the original matching belt. Excellent condition exterior.  The navy silk lining is discolored under arms... which barely shows through.. just a smidge (you won't see it unless you are looking), and there is some stressed seams in the slip only.   Measures:  40" bust, up to 36" waist, 52" long from shoulder to hem.  Marked size 14. Wear with or without the belt... but I only show with the belt (sorry, it's just that I look lousy in straight dresses, so I went with my preference). 

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 12/14
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# 7267 - c. 1990's GIORGIO ARMANI Black Label Black Silk One-Shouldered Dress!  Certainly worth over $2,500 new.  This is the black label... top of the line (unless you include the couture Prive label where the items can cost over $50,000).  Uniquely wonderful design.  The one shoulder can be worn twisted or not fully twisted to create slightly different looks.  There is extra material inserts at the sides for a draped look.  Sexy!!  Gorgeous!!  Fabulously created with an internal built in bustier.  This will be your "go to" LBD in your closet.  Guaranteed!  (OK, perhaps not guaranteed as I don't know you, but hell, it would be for me so I'm taking a leap of faith).  Side invisible zipper.  Labeled size 42 (though I don't know why, as it's certainly NOT a US 12!).  Measures: 34" bust, 25" waist, 35" from waist to hem.  Near Mint condition. 

$ 945. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
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# 5452 - c. 1980's ANN LAWRENCE Yellow Taffeta Beaded Butterfly Party Dress with Original One Cuffed Shawl! The dress is so sweet!  Strapless fully beaded and sequined bodice with the dropped waist (for a great shape) and short yellow pouf skirt.  Then to top it all off, is the original 3-D butterfly attached. Excellent condition.  Now, just so you know what you are buying... I always try to find out what items might have cost when new... and found a plain, non-beaded (and not very attractive) 1980's Ann Lawrence dress listed elsewhere with the original Neiman Marcus tags still on.... with the original price of $790 !! SO, gals... this dress with beading would have easily cost twice that at at least $1,500 new!!  And these are 1980 prices, so that would be over $3,000 today!!!  Measures:  35/36" bust, up to 27" waist.  Marked size 8 (yup, an old size 8).  The label is off this dress, but I had the EXACT same dress with the label, so I photographed that label. I stake my life on the fact that it's an Ann Lawrence.  Good enough?

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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# 5033 - c. 1980's SHARAGANO, Paris Black Wool Jacket with Huge Gold Zipper Pull!  Seems that the name Sharagano, Paris is still around, but from the few pieces I've seen,  the quality today is NOT the same as it was when this jacket was born!  Like with so many designers or manufacturers... quality can deteriorate over the years. So... do yourself a favor and buy the pieces with character, design, and fine workmanship.  Check this piece out.  Wouldn't Chanel love it?  That large "C" gold studded zipper pull at front! :)  Great original gold buttons as well on front and sleeves and gold metal zipper.  Measures: up to 40" bust, up to 34" waist, up to 40" hips, 25" long from shoulder to hem. Sleeves are the right length on me, but I'm 5'2", so they might be a bit short for you tall gals. Fully lined. Has shoulderpads, of course, as it's from the 1980s!

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10, perhaps 12
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# 4252 - c. 1989 PATRICIA RHODES Soft Brown Wool Jersey Knit Dress with "Obi"!  Never Worn!  With Original Price Tag of $1,160 Remember now, this was the price in 1989... so that means (according to the inflation calculator) just over $2,000 in today's dollars! I wish you could see this "obi" or wide stiff cummerbund in person.  I can't tell you what the shiny paisley material is... very very different... with some soutache appliqued over.  Unique to say the least. Sexy low cut "v" neckline! Substantial dress.  Measures: up to 40" bust, up to 33" waist, up to 41" hips, 41" long from shoulder to hem.  Labeled size 12 which seems about right.  Shoulderpads, of course, as it's from the 1980s! Priced to sell! Excellent condition with just one teeny, tiny moth nip (see photo) just about the "obi"... easily fixed to perfect by invisible weaver for a few dollars. 

$ 395. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 12
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#5338 - c. late 1960's GEOFFREY BEENE Black Wool Empire Gown!   I know there are Beene-buyers out there!  Yup, those who collect only Geoffrey Beene.  I know because I've heard them asking vintage dealers... going from dealer to dealer saying, "Do you have any Beenes"?   And I don't think they were looking for Jelly Bellys or Baked Beans! :)  So... now I just need them to find this on my website because I think they will love this Geoffrey Beene dress of such a great design.  Long black wool dress fully buttons up the front with self-covered buttons. Gorgeous low scoop neckline, slightly puffed shoulders, black satin trim at cuffs and separate belt at empire waistline.  Love it!  Excellent condition.  I will be getting this piece dry-cleaned just prior to selling as it's been in storage for many, many years so she's just asking me for a "freshening". And she's so cute, I can't refuse her!  Measures: 34" bust, 28" underbust, 30" waist, up to 44" hips, 54" long from shoulder to hem.    

$ 465. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10
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# 7156 - c. 1969/1970 BILL TICE Royal Robes Metallic Hostess Gown! 1974 COTY AWARD Winner for Lingerie/Loungewear!  Bill Tice got a start in the mid-1960's, and by 1969, he was a vice president of Royal Robes! He also designed for Malcolm Starr and Swirl, a company that produced many of his most popular designs. The hallmark of his approach was to use rich colors and silks, giving at-home wear a less casual look, and of all the Bill Tice pieces I've seen, this tops them all!! Exquisite metallic brown and gold plaid trimmed in gold braid at the "v" neckline and zips up the front (as any good hostess gown does)... and frankly it's the only way you would know this to be "loungewear" rather than a formal evening gown! Even has the little touch of "bling" rhinestones! Cuffed sleeves. Excellent condition. Measures: up to 39" bust, up to 30" waist, 17" long from shoulder to waist (slightly longwaisted), 58" long from shoulder to hem. Just an awesome piece for the Bill Tice collectors out there (and I know you exist!)!  This is probably one of his very early pieces as geo-prints and metallics are all over the pages of Vogue in 68/69.    Also Listed in the Lingerie Category. 

$ 685. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10
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# 6736 - c. 1980's NAEEM KHAN, RIAZEE Couture Fully Beaded and Embroidered Evening Jacket! Here's the quick write up on Naeem Khan:  "Socialites and some of the world’s most fashionable women (including Beyonce Knowles, Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, and First Lady Michelle Obama) are devotees to this name in fashion: Naeem Khan... launched in 2003 and sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus as well at 40 specialty stores across the country".   The history reads: "Khan was born in 1958 in India and cultivated his knowledge of textiles growing-up on the watchful eyes of his grandfather and father, both well known in India for designing the intricate clothing worn by royal families and other wealthy notables. Naeem Khan gowns - often embellished with beads so delicate that a surgical needle is necessary to attach them – are recognizable through flourishes and other specialty treatments that are distinctive to the label."  OK, now you know about Khan today, but prior to all this... In the late 70's, Khan worked for Halston for three years and then 1981, Khan started the Riazee collection which flourished for 14 years.  Got it all?   Now, many of the Riazee gowns scream 1980s cheeze and are NOT this high-end COUTURE label.  You HAVE to check the detailing of the silk embroidery, all on a black sequin base on silk, with the "animal" print trim designed in bugle beads.  Excellent condition! Closes with snaps at front or wear open.  Measures:  35" bust, up to 29" waist, up to 37" hips, 25" long from shoulder to hem.  One pair of black pants and black tank top or t-shirt and this!  All you need!!!  A WORK of ART!  

$ 845. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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# 5058 - c. 1980's LUCIANO BARBERA, Made in Italy Cashmere Blend Double Breasted "Boyfriend" Jacket!  I call this a boyfriend jacket because that is how they (they, the editors of the magazines) are selling these today.  Back in the 1980's, it was just a regular shape for a jacket.  Very classic.  Double-breasted, lapels, slit pockets, padded shoulders.  Beautifully made and material as you would expect from Luciano Barbera. A new Luciano Barbera cashmere jacket will cost you $2850!  Really!  I just looked!! So, save yourself $2400 and put a downpayment on a car! :)   I'd suggest a Maserati if you're wearing this.  That's how classy you'll look!

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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# 5368A - c. 1980's YVES SAINT LAURENT, Rive Gauche, Paris Black Moire Jacket with Beaded "Chanel Chain" Trim!  I've lightened the photos of this jacket to try to show you the great moire design of the black jacket.  Love the shape with the nipped in waist and "v" hemline!  Large rhinestone button at front and 3 on each sleeve!  But the most wonderful detail is what looks at first glance to be a "Chanel" type chain trim... but it's actually beads sewn to appear as a chain!  Huh?  Groovy yes?  And always in style!!   If Yves Saint Laurent isn't good enough, everyone will certainly believe this to be a fancy Chanel! You can tell them anything you want. :)  Labeled size 38. Measures:  21-24" long from shoulder to hem ("v" front).  

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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# 2369 - c. 1960's CEIL CHAPMAN Fully Silk Fringed Tiered "Flapper" Dress!  Never Worn!  All fringe!! IF only I had a moving picture of this dress in action that you could see on the website.  Wouldn't THAT be awesome.  But it's a bit above my technical know-how, so just try to imagine this total shimmy shakin' dress a shakin'.   There are many newer very cheaply made versions of this kind of dress, but this is high-quality, heavy fringe on a substantial underdress. The color is actually ecru but in order to show all the detail it was lightened.  Eight tiers of silk fringe front and back. Measures:  34/35" bust, 25" waist, up to 37" hips, 42" long from shoulder to hem.  Original tags from Foley's was $160 in the 60s!!  Back metal zipper. OK.. now for the bad news.... something about this fabric seems to create brown blotch marks on the underdress... I had another item of similar fabric with the same problem.   I don't know what happened over the years, but it's only seen on the underdress... however, if you are movin' and a-shakin' you may be seeing some of the underdress, so... this piece is best for slight movin' and/or collection/display.  If you are a master at cleaning (which I am not), lucky you! :)  

$ 485.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4, small waisted 6
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# 5443D - c. 1960's Jewett, Inc., Park Avenue, Rochester / Made in British Crown Colony, Hong Kong Cream Silk Gown with Completed Beaded Bodice!  Found recently in the same place as I found the 1920s House of Beer coat that sold!  Lovely cream colored gown (damn, I probably should have added a petticoat under the skirt to puff out a bit more, but for those of you who like a more form-fitted look... well, I can always say I did it for you!).   The entire bodice is encrusted with white and mercury colored clear beads and various sizes of faux pearls.  Beading in excellent condition.  As usual there are some beads missing, but nothing of any importance. There are some very light marks on the skirt area... a couple look like pencil marks, and dirt along the hemline.  I haven't tried dry-cleaning, but they are only important is someone is staring at your lower half, and why would they with such a beautiful bodice? Measurements coming, but about size 6/8 - shown on 35" bust, 25" waist. Back zipper. Labeled an OLD size 12.  Don't believe it!   

$ 565. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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# 5443A - c. late 1940's Lenari Designed, New York Black "New Look" Plush Fancy Coat! I wish I knew the name of this great fabric.  It's probably a wool and mohair blend with an incredible sheen. Very similar to the "Imported from France" fabrics used for the Lilli Ann Coats of the same era. VERY well made.  VERY high quality!!  Near Mint condition!  Fabulous black braided trim double collar to wear up or down, and faceted jet black square buttons.  Wide "circle" skirt with wide balloon-type sleeves with tighter cuffs (so you can push them up your arm a bit if you like).    This coat would look terrific with a belt as well.  This is what you can't find today in the stores.  QUALITY!  I can't stress that enough!  Am I using enough exclamation points?? Pockets at sides. Measures:  up to 39" bust, up to 33" waist, 43" long from shoulder to hem.    Also Listed in the Furs, etc. Section.

$ 645. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6, perhaps 8/10 (depending what you wear under)
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# 10003 - c. 1970's JOHN BATES DESIGNS for AUSTIN GARRITT, London Brown Calf Suede and Fancy Leather Blouse/Jacket!  I guess first I should mention that John Bates is the designer or the fabulous 1960s label, "Jean Varon". Highlights include: 1) There are those who consider Bates as the true inventor of the miniskirt rather than Mary Quant or Andre Courreges. 2) In 1965, one of his dresses with a mesh midriff was chosen as the "Dress of the Year" and donated to the Fashion Museum  in Bath, UK, which in 2006 held a major retrospective show of his work. 3) In 1965, Bates designed memorable outfits for Diana Rigg to wear for her role as Emma Peel in the TV show, The Avengers (whoo whoo)!  Oh, and AUSTIN GARRITT was a suede & leather company in London.  OK?  So now to this piece. Perfectly back in style!  Wear with the belt tie or without. Wear open as a jacket, or closed as a blouse. The sleeves and the large 70s collar are what makes this piece so special! Punched leather tooled with a very expensive look! Check out the close-up photos so you can see.   Measures: up to 34" bust, up to 31" waist (cinch with matching tie belt), up to 39" hips, 25" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition with just very minor suede bruising to give it a bit of age (see last two photos).  Oh, and the leather collar needs a pressing on one side... yeah, I know... I'm knitpicky! 

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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# 5437 - c. 1950's EDWARD ABBOTT Wilson Folmar Black Crepe Dress With Draped Skirt and Dangling Jet Beads!  Quite a good label in the 1950s, early 1960s. My favorite research website, Vintage Label Resource states: "Wilson Folmar was the head designer of the custom department at exclusive department store Jay Thorpe from 1936 – 1956. He also designed for Ben Gam and Maurice Rentner in the 1950s, and in 1957, became the designer for Edward Abbott. In 1964, he formed his own company, Wilson Folmar, Inc., which produced a line of medium to high priced cocktail and evening clothes. So that dates this gown absolutely to 1957-1963.  Classic shape.  Very Grace Kelly!  Black thin crepe fully lined dress with weighted hem (!), back metal zipper, with simple fitted bodice and gorgeous draped skirt ending with double layered black jet beaded drop flops! Tiny thin double spaghetti straps. Elegant!  Excellent condition.  Measures: 34" bust (best with smaller back and larger cup), 25/26" waist (inner band is 25", but you don't need to use that) and possibly ever so slightly short-waisted, up to 38" hips, 51" long from shoulder to hem, 35.5" from waist to hem.  Not meant to be worn to the ground...but to show your anklestrap shoes! 

$ 585. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4 (best for larger cup bust)
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# 6784 - c. 1970's Bonwit Teller "GALANOS" Museum Deaccessioned High Quality Silk Paisley Gown with Matching Overdress!  Wow, just a few hours up on the website and I have the answer as to the designer of these gowns!  Galanos!  No surprise... I knew from the fabric and construction alone that it was some high-end designer! I'm showing the photo of a similar Galanos gown with a label found to confirm. However, on this set, only the Bonwit Teller label remains on the long-sleeved gown.  This gown and the overdress both have museum tags, and came as a "set".  I wish I could explain this, but I can't!  I'm assuming this was two hostess gowns.  The gown itself has a very high round neckline, long sleeves, pockets at the sides, and a slit up the side, lined in the expensive sheer gauze, and bound seams.  However, then there is a matching low-necked, spaghetti strapped gown totally cut up the sides with just three small frog closures at side, so it basically just hangs off the shoulders as an open long tunic.  Someone suggested that the overdress was worn OVER the other gown, but if so, you can't see it at all as it totally blends with the other, AND it covers the pockets, so that can't be correct.  I have to assume that this overdress tunic was worn with hostess pants under (either flowing or tight cigarette.... either would be great).  So I guess this is just two hostess gowns.  Measures:  35" bust, up to 30" waist, up to 37" hips, 57" long from shoulder to hem.  Back zipper.  The overdress will fit just about anyone! I show one photo with a belt... doesn't come with it... just to show you what it might look like.

$ 685. for both pieces ORDER  

Approx. - SIZE 6 gown,   SIZE S/M/L for Overdress
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# 1694 - c. early 1960's Black Sequin Gown with Diagonal Black Tiny Beaded Fringe!  Yowsa! Take a simple black silk tank sheathe gown, cover the entire thing in black sequins, and then (as if that's not enough) you string teeny-tiny black round beads into fringe, and place in a zig-zag pattern on front and back!  These dresses and gowns were very popular in the 1960s.  You can just imagine Marilyn Monroe wiggling in her black stilettos across a stage in this kind of number! :) Back metal zipper. Measures: up to 39" bust, up to 33" waist, up to 42" hips, 51" long from shoulder to hem (not necessarily meant to be worn to ground.. you should be showing off your fancy heels! :)  Fully lined in silk.  Weighs over 4 pounds!!!!!!!!  You won't have to life weights on the days you wear this gown! :)   Very good to excellent condition. There is minor sequin/bead loss, but you will have to look carefully... and who is going to do that with all this dazzle going on!  I only wish you could see this move.  Back slit to help you walk. 

$ 645. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10, perhaps 12
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# 6783 - c. August, 1971 MOLLIE PARNIS BOUTIQUE, New York from Bergdorf Goodman With Original Owner's Name James D. Timmons!  I have to assume that the original owner was Mrs. Timmons, but hey, who knows... can you just imagine the looks on the faces of the sales ladies from Bergdorf in the 1970s if they had a crossdresser in their dressing room!  Oh lordy-lord! :)  So, let's just assume it was the little Mrs. instead.  This dress is in terrific condition... looks like perhaps only worn once.  Black netting fully embroidered with "deco" design of silvery/white floss then studded with silver round and square metal studs, all over a black underdress - everywhere but the sleeves.  Sweet little matching "belt" attached and tiny high collar.  Certainly a dress that evokes the era!  And I just LOVE when they have the exact dates (Thank you Bergdorfs!) for the fashion history lesson alone.  Measures: 34/35" bust, up to 25" waist, 46" long from shoulder to hem. Back nylon zipper. I could practically call it mint condition, though there is minor dirt (ring around the collar) inside the neck.

$ 425. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4
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# 6738 - c. 1960's MR. WINN, California, by Teddi Mod Ivory White "Go Go" Fishnet Tent Dress with Satin Trim! Think Goldie Hawn in "Laugh-in"!  Damn this is SOOOO cool!  For those of you who need pristine, I have to say there are a few issues that might bug you on this dress (the fishnetting is a bit sloppy at the back seam (the tailoring isn't pristine), and someone sewed the bust a bit tighter under the arms).  Also the heavy cotton knit fishnet pressed pattern shows in the satin trim at hem. This wasn't a high-end dress, but not cheap either. Just the greatest look! :) Just know, that as you are swinging as you walk, people will stare, but not at any minor faults, but rather at the fabulous dress and how groovy you look in it!! Full rolled over satin neckline. Back zipper with snaps over.  Silky rayon crepe ivory underdress.  Measures: up to 36" bust, up to 35" waist, up to 37" hips, 36" long from shoulder to hem.  If you love this, and you are larger, you can always increase the size of the underdress!

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6 (larger if altered)
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# 5326 - c. 1967/68 CASTILLO Boutique, Paris Execute Par Mendes Yellow Lace "Tent" Dress!  From 1950 to 1963, Antonio Canovas Del Castillo was the designer of the Lanvin women's collection. After that, from 1964 to 1969, Castillo headed his own couture house in Paris. In 1971, Antonio Castillo won the Academy Award in costume design for the film Nicholas and Alexandra (one of my all time favorites!) He also designed costumes for the Metropolitan Opera and Broadway shows.  This dress came to me from the estate of clothing which includes YSL and many other high-end designers.  This is what the rich girls were wearing in the 1960s!  The rest of us were still shopping at E.J.Korvettes! :)   Yellow lace tent dress over a yellow silk lining. As simple as you can get, but remember how "mod" and wonderful this would have looked on those mod-haired girls of the era!  She could have worn it with simple Vivier shoes, or gone wild with white vinyl boots!  Might also have been worn with a chain belt (yup, I remember my first "grown up dress" in 1968 very similar to this worn with that hiphuggin' chain belt).  Excellent condition with just one small spot on back of one sleeve likely cleanable.  Back zipper.  Measures: The underdress (slip) measures: 37" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 40" hips... however, I'm 34" bust, and 38" hips, and it feels like it shouldn't go much higher than that, perhaps 35" bust and really I'd stick with up to 38" hips so you can sit.  3/4 length sleeves.  The shoulders measure about 16" across, the upper back about 15" across, and the length from shoulder to hem is 39".  It's really more adorable on me than on the mannequin (and that NEVER happens!!!).    

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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# 6787 - RARE c. 1960's BOB BUGNAND, New York Haute Couture Lame Beaded Dress with Matching Coat! Museum Quality! Best Bugnand Seen in or out of a Museum! Bob Bugnand was born in France and worked as chief designer for Jacques Heim and Robert Piquet. As the story goes, in 1957, after realizing many of his clients were wealthy Americans, he opened his couture salon in New York City providing custom couture Parisian tailored fashions for the wealthiest women including the Duchess of Windsor, Mrs. Elizabeth Parke Firestone, Mrs. Lyn Revson (Revlon), socialite and philanthropist Mrs. Samuel Peabody and Jacqueline Kennedy. His fashions are extremely rich and dramatic, often including fine embroidery and beadwork on fairly simple silhouettes. Clients would pay $300 – $1000 in 1957 ($2,300 - $7,500 in today's dollars) for his couture creations. In 1970, Mrs. Firestone wrote a letter to a her friend in Paris stating "Bob Bugnand, who is in New York now entirely and makes only for a very few people, does all my work."  After 1962, you will find many more "Bob Bugnand for Sam Friedlander" labeled RTW pieces that sold for $90 – $375 ($650 - $2,700 in today's dollar). You will see a simple Bugnand pieces donated to the Metropolitan Museum (MET) Costume Institute (search online). And it's this simple black "Bob Bugnand, New York" couture label you want! This two-piece outfit of a phenomenal gold/turquoise lame material for both dress and matching coat, and the extraordinary Indian influenced turquoise drops, rhinestones, sequins and gold beaded "necklace" at the neckline of the dress, I'm sure this would have sold on the highest end! Tent shaped dress Measures: 36" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 42" hips, 38" long from shoulder to hem.  Coat is meant to be worn open over. Fully lined in satin. Excellent condition with only a few minor rhinestones missing.  Also Listed in the Museum Category. 

$ 3,450. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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#5190A - c. 1980's Silver Lame Blouse!  Damn, there's no label on this blouse, but I can guarantee you this is some fabulous designer piece!  This is a listing JUST for the blouse, the black leather skirt is being sold separately.  Oh, and that "belt" is just a black satin ribbon that I used for the photo, so again, it's just the blouse.  Got it? :)   But what a blouse!!  This came to me from the estate of a top runway model from the 1950's and 1960's.  I've sold many of her pieces in the past, and I know the quality of the goods.  This particular blouse doesn't have the label, but DOES have an attached tag that reads "339B Blouse, Silver Dappled Lame" and then on the other side is "1100 -" which looks to be an original price.  You judge... the photos are attached.  Certainly the quality is terrific.   Measures: up to 40" bust, up to 32" waist, 23" long from shoulder to hem.  There is a gathered waist, high "scrunchy" neck, shoulder pads, and wide sleeves with cuffs, faceted black buttons at back.  Near Mint condition. Without a label I can only justify the price for the beauty, quality and condition... but if you are lucky and can find out the original designer, you win! :)  Especially if it WAS $1100 new in the 80s!! NEW LISTING!

$ 425. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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# 5193A - c. 1980's NOVIELLO-BLOOM Black Leather Skirt!  This came to me from the estate of a top runway model from the 1950's and 1960's.  I've sold many of her pieces in the past, and I know the quality of the goods. Terrific black calfskin leather (soft and lovely) in a great shape with high 2" waist with 3" wide belt loops (no belt comes with it).  Measures: 30" waist, up to 38" hips, 27" long from waist to hem.  Near Mint condition on the exterior, but for some reason the hem of the lining was cut, so that lining should be rehemmed.  A black leather skirt is a staple for your wardrobe.  Trust me! :)  So... you can buy a new Donna Karan leather skirt for $1895 at Bergdorf's, or you can still get that quality for a lot less here!  NEW LISTING!

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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# 4333 - c. 1993 GIVENCHY NOUVELLE BOUTIQUE, Paris Black Silk Velvet Sheath Dinner Dress with Sleeves of Black and Red Embroidered Taffetas, Appliqued with Black Velvet Flowers with Jet Centers!   Whew, that was a long title!  But I wanted you to have all the info you need upfront because there's really nothing else to say.  There it is! Anything else I'll have to make up.... like... hmmm.... you can wear with a great short necklace (duh!) and perhaps a belt (double duh!) and killer red shoes (oh come on, it must be late as I'm just blabbing).  Perhaps I should just let you look at the dress, and the close up photos of the sleeves.  Measures: 36" bust, up to 30" waist, up to 37" hips, 34" long from shoulder to hem.  Small shoulder pads.  Near Mint condition. Givenchy retired in in 1996 with his Spring/Summer RTW collection, so this dress is still a true Hubert de Givenchy. NEW LISTING!

$ 435. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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# 6726 - c. 2000's ALBERTO MAKALI, New York, Paris, Milano Black Draped Bustier with Beading!  Yeah, I know... I'm supposed to be selling antique and vintage items... but every once in a while, I get carried away with some really great new piece.  I envision all sorts of things you can do with this!  A strapless bustier, wrapped at the front with a long drape with a "spray" of small black beads.  That's it!  So, I'm thinking you can wear as is, or you can turn it into a halter top with matching or other color scarf or ribbon.  Or you can make straps with ribbons, or you can wear with ultra short bolero, or you can.... loads of things!!  Dress up, dress down.  Whatever you want.  A bit too small for this mannequin, so the side zipper will zip up all the way on you (not her - she needs to go on a diet). Measures:  33/34" bust,  28" waist. Mint condition.  Marked size 4. NEW LISTING! Under $150 so final sale.

$ 145. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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# 7201 - c. 1990's CHER's Jeweled ETRO, Milano Light Oatmeal Colored Wool Coat!  ORIGINAL PRICE $4,200Oh my word!   Now I still haven't found any photos of Cher in this coat, but it's going up anyway and I will keep looking.  I prefer to sell memorabilia pieces with absolute provenance, but every once in a while the vintage piece is special enough even without it... and this coat was sold as Cher's through the prestigious Julien's Auctions along with many other Cher and Marilyn Monroe pieces. I just found another of the same coat (though slightly different at the front... that other one had button closures)... and that one had the original hangtag with price of $4,200!  (See photos.. the last photo is from the other coat.  This one doesn't have the original price tag... but rather Cher's provenance!)  It's not meant for warmth, but for beauty even though it's wool. Check out the close up photos to see the detail!! Condition you ask?  Excellent, though perhaps a bit (and I mean a bit!) dingy, or this is the color it was meant to be??  Hard to know for sure. It's less ivory and more a light oatmeal color.  Love the interior wild colors!! Measures: up to 34" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 36" hips, 35" long from shoulder to hem.  You can see how it's fitting the size 6 mannequin of 35/25/36... it's great if you don't wear anything under (or wear lightweight clothing under), otherwise it's gonna bit a bit tight as the back is slightly smallish.  Even without the Cher provenance, it's underpriced!  And a new Etro Embellished silk coat is currently listed for $5,060... that one not nearly as fabulous as this!   Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.  FINAL SALE MEMORABILIA ITEM.

$ 3,750.  ORDER  Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
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# 5410 - c. 2000's TEMPERLEY, London Embroidered and Sequined Net Dress!  OK, I know it's not vintage... but here's the question... would you prefer to spend about $2,500 for your new Temperley, London sequin trimmed net embroidered dress at a prestigious department store (note: the similar wedding gown of theirs sells for $4,945!)?  OR would you prefer to buy it at about 75% off??  Doesn't it make more sense to by it here?  Never worn, so it's exactly what you'd get in that store, but I was lucky enough that someone wanted to let this go (I've love to know the story behind that... ex-lover bought her the dress and she can't look at it anymore? Hmmm???).  You can feel bad for her, but meanwhile you can snap up her incredible dress! :)  GREAT open back!  Check it out!!  3-layer skirt.  Excellent condition, though there are some marks at the side seams that you might want to have your seamstress just stitch those seams a bit straighter. The minor sequin loss is so minor as to not be worth mentioning (and no more that if the dress was hanging around the shop). Measures:  up to 38" bust, up to 30" waist, up to 43" hips. 40" long from shoulder to hem. Marked size 8 (contemporary size).  Ecru netting with coral embroidery with gold sequins and black beads all over a SO SOFT satin lining. Feels GREAT on! Side zip.    NEW LISTING!

$ 625.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8
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# 5061 - c. 1980's GIORGIO ARMANI, Made in Italy, Bergdorf Goodman on the Plaza, New York Black Label Light Gray Suede Jacket!  You know that the black label is the best, top-of-the-line Armani, right? Well, you know now! :)  This jacket came from a Long Island woman who only bought the best. I just Google searched "Armani black label suede jacket" and saw a price of $3,675!  Yikes!  This is a wonderful thin lambsuede in a barely there light gray color.  Buttons up the front.  Small shoulder pads.  Measures:  34" bust, up to 30" waist, best for up to 36" hips (you can be larger, but it will open at the front), 29" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition but you will want to get it cleaned at a suede dry-cleaner - as the cuffs are a bit dirty and there is one round spot on the bust and one minor one on the back (see photos), or I will do it, and the price will be $100 higher. Marked size 40.  Still has the extra button inside.  NEW LISTING!

$ 285. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
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# 6377 - c. 1980's GIVENCHY, Paris "LBD" of Black Heavy Silk with Black Velvet Appliques!  Yowza.  Told you I bought some great little black dresses for you! How's this?  Sweet Givenchy dress with lovely "Jessica Rabbit" bustline (OK, perhaps not nearly as sexy as she wore it!), dropped waistline, fitted bodice and box pleated skirt... all edges in adorable black velvet flowers.  Faux button back just as cute as the front.   Excellent condition. The only thing that I might mention is that this might have had straps that are now gone.  Still stays up if you are the right bust size, but doesn't have a mid-bodice stay, so that's what gives me the hint. So get creative if you want.  Simple ribbon straps will do.  Halter it, or spaghetti strap it, or heck, a diagonal strap!  Or again... just wear as you see it.   Measures: 34" bust, up to 28" waist, 34" upper hip (or dropped waistline). NEW LISTING!

$ 745. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM #6444]
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# 6444 - c. 1980's CURIEL COUTURE Gray Wool Coat with Matching Short Sleeved Dress!  Exceptionally made!  No surprise... as Curiel is known for luxury! Gigliola Curiel, was the first Italian designer to be carried "exclusively" at Bergdorf Goodman in the 1950's - 1960's, and the Curiel tradition continues to this day!  "I create luxury", says Raffealla Curiel. Her couture, can run to $45,000 per dress. Her demi-couture ready-to-wear day dresses range from $2,500 - $3,500 and to $8,000 for evening gowns, and her suits from $3,000 - $6,000! The materials are real haute couture fabrics. A textured gray wool lined set in gray silk simple shift dress with matching coat.  As classy as you can get.  Hmmm, like a flashback to the 1960s, you'd think it was if not for the smallish shoulder pads and the fabulousness of the fabric and especially the incredible feeling silk satin lining on both coat and dress. You'll want to wear it naked under! Measures:  DRESS: up to 38" bust, up to 38" hips, 38" long.  COAT:  up to 40" bust, up to 34" waist, up to 40" hips, 39" long from shoulder to hem. Condition: This price is unheard of for Curiel Couture, and it's only due to a few pesky little moths.  So you will want to take the dress (and perhaps the coat) to a tailor who specializes in invisible weaving. There is only one nip (not hole) on the upper right back of the coat, so the coat is near Excellent condition.  The dress is a different matter.... there is one small hole on the upper right bust, and a few other nips below that (see photos).  The small hole will absolutely need to be fixed to be worn, so basically you are buying the coat and getting the dress for free. I just hate selling items that aren't perfect, but every once in a while I have to allow you the opportunity to buy items at greatly reduced prices.  However, I may decide to bring these to the re-weaver myself, and therefore, the price will be increased to reflect the fact that it will look near perfect.   Oh, and again... remember, if perfect it's worth up to $3,000 - 6,000! NEW LISTING!

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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# 3943 - c. 1950's MOYGASHEL, Pure Irish Linen Open Cut Work Lace Sheath Dress!  LARGER SIZE! Even Claire McCardell, Jacques Fath and I'm sure many other top designers used Moygashel Irish Linen! "Moygashel linen is known as the highest quality Irish linen one can buy.  Moygashel is a small Irish village in south Tyrone with linen mills established in 1795. It is said that Moygashel linen has a unique ingredient using the soft rainfall from the tributary streams on the Mourne Mountain to soften the flax. Vintage Moygashel fabrics from the 1940's, 50's, and 60's are so highly prized, they sell for high prices when you can find them."  This dress is an exquisitely cut out floral pattern of light blue embroidered edged white linen on an openwork background.  Nearly a work of art on it's own! You will need to wear with a slip... I might suggest a light blue one, or nude to show the pattern.  Or if you prefer a more subtle look, wear with a white slip.  The design works well to be worn with a thin belt, or without. Metal zipper at back. Near Mint condition. Measures: up to 39" bust, up to 35" waist, up to 42" hips, 41" long from shoulder to hem.  

$ 435.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 10/12
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[ORDER ITEM #7020]
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# 7020 - c. 1960's HELEN BOND CARRUTHERS Brown "Autumn Leaves" Cashmere Sweater!  I'm sure you already know all this, but Helen Bond Carruthers are among the most highly sought after cashmere collectibles. Most are highly decorated with embroidery, applique, and beads, and often the entire sweater is covered decorations taken from all kinds of old textiles, including embroidered Chinese shawls, and were then appliqued to the sweaters. They originally sold for quite a high price of $150 at the time, and were sold to those who could afford them, including celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor who bought ten at a time! And wore one on the cover of a magazine. I assume that you already know that "HBC" sweaters can command huge prices at auction!  This brown cashmere sweater is different from most with the autumn leaves design front and back.  There are some small moth holes that you will see if you hold up to the light.  This sweater had been worn and loved, so the cuffs might have been tighter when new, but at this price, it's the look you are getting!  And what a look!!!  These are a bit short-waisted (as was the style).  Measures:  34/35" bust, 25/26" waist. I have two of these Helen Bond Carruthers sweaters in my own closet. Neither of mine are in perfect condition either. About the same as this one... and I just LOVE wearing them!  For the compliments alone!! :) :) :) 

$ 245. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE XS/S
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[ORDER ITEM #6996]
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# 6996 - c. 1940's/1950's Sweetest 2-Piece Spring Green Linen Halter "Dress" with Pink Soutache Trim!  I adore this set! Maybe because when I was growing up, my Mother let us pick out the colors for our bedrooms.  My older sister chose lavender, my twin chose yellow, and for 18 years, I had light pink walls and spring green carpet! Yup, this outfit would have disappeared in my room...totally camouflaged! But I bet you love this just as much as I, without my childhood memories, eh?  Mid-weight linen. Side metal zipper on bodice. Halter ties behind neck to adjust as necessary.  Side metal zipper on skirt.  Wear the bodice in or out.  Fabulous 3-D pink soutache on skirt and all over waistband, edging the bodice, and with that cute little pink bow! Shown with crinolines under (doesn't come with it). Nicely made... quality piece.  Measures:  up to 35" bust, up to 26/27" waist, 28" long skirt with 2.5" hem.  Excellent condition with a couple minor flaws.  There is one spot on bodice (see photo) and one underarm has spot (see photo), but this is easily remedied if you just replace the pink ribbon trim on bodice if you want perfection. 

$ 485. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM #6497]
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# 6497 - c. 1960's DRIZZLE / I. Magnin &Co. "Pucci" Look Coat!  I'm showing the back of this coat in this photo not because the front isn't beautiful, but the back is just "killer"!!  You gotta love all the details that you can barely see due to the wild very Pucci print, but check out the close-up photos to see the horizontal seamed back yoke, the inverted pleat mid back top and bottom, and the tabbed belt loop at mid back!  The front shows the matching self-covered buckle on the wide belt.  Closes with black round snaps up the front... and as you see, you can wear open collar or fully closed. I'm showing collar up, but that's just to see the undersize.... no shortcuts taken on this gem!  Labeled an OLD size 14! However, this fits me at a modern size 4/6, and will work as well on a modern size 8 (if you don't wear much under). Fully lined in light blue.  Very bold colors in what looks like a kind of doubleknit(?).. and this Drizzle line specialized in Water repellent coats, so I have to assume this is... but I don't want to try it out and be wrong.  I have to confess, I've worn this coat twice.. both times to vintage clothing auctions with some of the most educated vintage dealers in the country... and they ALL just assumed it was a rare and fabulous Pucci coat!!!!  I don't blame them.  It's THAT perfect a copy... and from the correct era! I'm perfectly happy to keep this in my own closet, so I might have to interrogate you prior to allowing you to purchase it... you know, like an adoption process.  You have to be worthy!! Excellent condition with the only issue being the lining shoulder areas with discolorations.  Interior only people!!  Exterior is near mint! Measurements are difficult because of the inverted pleat at back... 34-44" bust (yes!), 37-41" waist (but cinch as you want for size), 38" long from shoulder to hem, 16" long sleeve (underarm), 23" long sleeve (outside).  Also Listed in the Furs, Etc. Section.

$ 1,285. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6, perhaps 8
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[ORDER ITEM #6979]
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# 6979 - c. 1950s/1960's Roses Print Cotton Dress! Could be late 1950's or early 1960's.  Not sure.  Who cares?? :)  It's uniquely sweet!  Red rosebuds on white cotton print with that incredibly stunning illusion yoke with the sweetest little 3-D felt flowers and tiny peter pan collar!! If you look closely at the yoke, there is a white netting under the strips of fabric. Working buttons at the back. Shown with a small crinoline. Excellent condition though missing it's original belt, so I'm just showing with a red ribbon (doesn't come with it).  I found ONE teeny break in the yoke netting, otherwise this dress is like new. A bit too small for my dressform.  Measures: 33/ 34" bust, 25" waist, 16" from shoulder to waist, 29" long from waist to hem, 102" skirt sweep.

$ 385.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
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[ORDER ITEM #6985]
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# 6985 - c. 1950's Black Faille Cocktail Dress with Gilt Metallic Embroidery!  Larger Size! Great look! Black silk faille dress totally covered in a gilt metallic thread in floral design.  The skirt is full but the bodice is more fitted.  Can be worn with or without a belt.  Shown with a crinoline (which doesn't come with it), but looks good with or without.  Metal zipper back. Front vertical seam. Measures: 40" bust, up to 33" waist,  41" long from shoulder to hem.  The dress is lovely, but there are issues to report.  Not glaring, but there.  As you will see in the photos, the original seams and darts have been taken out to increase the size of the dress (this is great for those of you wanting a larger size!).  The original waist was 29" and can certainly be put back to original size if you wish. There was an original back metal zipper that was broken, so, I had it replaced by another metal zipper, but it's more modern with larger zipper pull... kind of nice combination of old and new! And there are some hardly seen underarm lightening areas (see photos), and some minor tarnishing of the metallic embroidery. Still all and all a lovely looking dress, just not totally pristine. Might be twice this price if perfect, so you get to look great and save the $265 for new shoes! :) 

$ 265. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 12
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[ORDER ITEM #3933]
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# 3933 - c. 1940's Navy Blue Openwork Ribbon Dress!  Unless you are Cher, you will need to find yourself a slip to wear under this dress! :)  The beauty is that you can change the look of this dress dramatically just by the color slip you wear.   Navy slip will make the design disappear.  White will make the design pop!  Nude will make HIS eyes pop! :) OR go crazy and wear a bright wild color under.  Love the shape of the dress.  Wide square collar, 1/2 sleeves, slightly "flippy" skirt. This dress stretches, so it will fit quite a few sizes. Without stretching, it's 32" bust, 26" waist, BUT when I stretch, it's up to 40" bust, up to 30" waist, up to 42" hips!  46" long from shoulder to hem. Side metal zipper. Excellent condition, though in bright lights you can see that there is fading across the shoulders and down the sleeves - obviously was hanging in the light for too many years... but when you look at the dress in regular light, you can't see the fading!  Had belt loops, so was worn with a belt, but looks perfect without.

$ 285.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6-10
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# 7002 - c. 1950's Blue Flocked Satin One-Shouldered Gown!  One of the dresses I would keep in a heartbeat!  And, of course, the one-shouldered gowns are always fashionable, sexy, and flattering! So hard to show in photos, but many of the blue hibiscus flowers in the print are actually flocked (a short velvet woven into the satin fabric). Awesome!  There is an exquisite blue flowered golden scrolled ornament at the shoulder with huge blue faceted stone!  Side metal zipper. Measures 36" bust, up to 29" waist, up to 37" hips 14" slit up side skirt. 54" long from shoulder to hem.  Excellent condition with a few extremely minor issues (see photos). Extreme light stitchmarks at side as someone enlarged seam, two barely seen spots on skirt.. really... hard to see at all, and then one rusty spot right near slit that you will see - that's really the only thing to mention.  Usually you can't find a light colored gown without any issues...  and this is just SO beautiful... do NOT hesitate!!

$ 865.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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# 5146 - c. 1980s ABBY FREDELLE Ballgown of Bottle Green Silk Taffeta and Velvet with Gold Beading and Rhinestones!  There is little information I can find about the Abby Fredelle label, but I was told by the previous owner that this was a very expensive gown.  No surprise as it's beautifully made with velvet boned, cupped and silk lined bodice covered with gold beads and flat rhinestones, and mega-full silk taffeta skirt with 3 layers under of stiff crinoline and two linings.  The hemline measures a gigantic 674"!!! Nearly 19 yards!!!  Unheard of!!!  The quality is confirmed by a March 23, 1987 article in New York Magazine re:  fancy gowns for sale at a High-end Formal Boutique in New York City.  The article reads: "...the shop is having a sale featuring one-of-a-kind dresses.  For example:   Zandra Rhodes hand-painted silk chiffon gown was $5,000 now $1,500, Bob Mackie fully beaded rainbow long silk chiffon dress was $7,000 now $3,000.  Abby Fredelle white silk crepe beaded top dress was $6,000 now $1,500, etc. Carolyn Roehm beaded silk halter dress was $2,900 now $998.  So that was $6,000 back in 1987 for a dress, not a ballgown!!!!  Measures: 34/35" bust, up to 30/31" waist, up to 40" at hipline, 40" long from natural waist to hem.  Near mint condition.  Back zipper. Be a PRINCESS!  Worth much more!!  

$ 1,185. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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[ORDER ITEM #6829]
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# 6829 - c. 1970's Strawbridges & Clothier Bridal White Jersey Trained Gown!  Will Work Great for a "Star Wars"/  Futuristic / or Space Age Gown!  What do you think?  Just braid your hair in circles over your ears and Voila! Princess Leia!  Though I'm not suggesting you coif your hair like that unless your boyfriend / husband has a lightsaber in hand!  Clean, white substantial poly-blend jersey trained gown with sleek mini high neck, long sleeves, and with the only decoration being the very subtle inverted "v" stitching at the modified empire bust and at cuffs.  From Strawbridges & Clothier Bridal (the old Philadelphia institution) so it's meant to be a wedding gown, but certainly can be for anything you want. Measures: 34" bust, 28" waist, 59" long from shoulder to hem in front, 73" long in back.  Excellent condition except for a barely seen mark on breast, and dirt along the hem and train (needs a dryclean).  I can't see any reason why this won't clean near perfectly.  Other than these areas, it's extremely clean and white!!  If you don't want a train, this can easily be hemmed without and then the dirt is gone! :)  Whoopie! :) Also Listed in the Wedding Category. 

$ 425.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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# 6880 - c. 1940's Black Crepe WWII "USO" Dress with Black Sequin Bows and Trim!  I wish I could have some music playing as you are checkin' out this dress.  Do you know "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B"?  That's the one.  Please start humming now! This is the classic dress that would have been worn to greet the servicemen at a WWII USO event. Or any 1940s dinner date.  I can just see her with platform ankle strap shoes and perhaps a large flower in her hair, or a terrific "doll" hat... um, yeah,... with a feather! And don't forget the seamed stockings! A gorgeous black thin crepe fabric with scoop neckline, short sleeves and terrific black sequin trim with three bows at front!  Great peplum design as well! Small padded shoulders. Hidden side snaps.  Measures: 35" bust, up to 29" waist, up to 37" hips best, 47" long from shoulder to hem.  Excellent condition with extremely, hardly seen reddish discoloration at top of shoulders and down side.  You will have to look hard in bright light to see it.  Don't hesitate about that! You will probably wonder what I'm even talking about when you see the dress.  Since it's a side opening, you will want to try on with a FRIEND, as it's hard to get on over the head!  You don't want to be stuck with the dress half-on and half-off, laughing hysterically at the ridiculous situation you've found yourself in!! :) Been there, done that! :)

$ 565. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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# 6327 - c. 1960's H. LEVINE Bone Silk Sateen Simple Gown!! This could so easily be a Jackie Kennedy gown you might see in the Smithsonian! Gorgeously simple. Fitted bodice with classic pleated front bell-shaped skirt and front bow tie.  Would make a beautiful wedding gown especially for an early 1960s "Camelot" wedding theme!!  Or any wedding!  There are two minor issues.  The gown was dry-cleaned but slight underarm rings still remain. However, if you are wearing a bolero like this, these are, of course, never seen!  Measures:  34/35" (JUST fits on my 35"DD, though would be better on smaller breasts), 27" waist, and to the ground if you are about 5'4"/5'5"... approx size 6.   Also Listed in the Wedding Category. 

$ 285. ORDER   BOLERO SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 6
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# 5406 - c. 1960's Gold Fringe Beaded "Shimmy" Dress!  All I can think of when I see a dress like this is Ann Margaret.  I know some of you are too young to remember just how sexy she was, but she didn't have to do anything but stand there and shake what god gave her.  So, if you want to channel your inner "sex bomb", you just need a little help... and this will do the trick!  Measures:  36" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 37" hips, 36" long from shoulder to hem.   Condition is terrific, with just a few minor beads gone from the shoulders (seems a bit sparse there, but I think there are only a very few beads missing).  The only real issue is that the back metal zipper is off the track and should be replaced.  I have a tailor who will do it for $20, but rather than decide what you want, I thought it best to wait for the buyer to decide if you'd prefer to replace with another metal zipper, or rather with a more invisible newer zipper.  Your choice.   And either I can get my tailor to do it, or you can... especially if you are planning any tailoring anyway.  SO.....  it's priced with the new zipper.... and if you'd rather do it yourself, you can save the $20 which will be knocked off the price. OK?

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8
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[ORDER ITEM - #11114]
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# 11114 - c. 1930's Ivory and Gold/Silver Woven Metallic Gown! Once again I wish I had studied fashion in college so I would know all the names of the fabrics.  Alas, I just sound like an idiot when I call this "woven metallic gown".  Sorry.  But if you look at the close-up photos, you can get a pretty good idea of what this is... and you can tell me!  It's a medium weight ivory fabric with gold metallic threads throughout creating an overall design.  Really lovely.  There are some minor issues that are the last 5 photos.   There is extreme minor pulling at the seam in one spot, and one area of the skirt that looks like it might have had a too hot iron, so slightly darker, and then the rolled over fabric at the underarms has oxidized so has turned green there, but in the last photo, I show that if you "redesign" the underarms slightly with a simple fabric turning, the most all of the green can be hidden under. Or remember, this is underarms, so unless you are dancing with your arms over your head, it's not generally seen. Buttons at back. Measures:  35" bust, up to 30" waist, 57" long from shoulder to hem.  Looks nicer in person than in the photos as it will shine!  Also Listed in 185-1930s Category.  

$ 385.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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[ORDER ITEM - #4666a]
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# 4666a - c. 1960's White and Silver/Gold Brocade "Mod" Dress! Larger Size!  Oh why couldn't I afford dresses like this that I would have loved to wear in the 1960s?? :(  This is what the sophisticated girls would have worn... perhaps with white go-go boots, a gold chain belt around the hips and a white space-age hat!  Don't forget the Jean Shrimpton hair and ultra light lipstick!   OR just as pretty to wear today without all that stuff, just simply pretty.  Perhaps one great statement necklace.  Nice enough to wear to a wedding.  Excellent condition.  Lilies of the valley motif of silver/gold metallic brocade. A-line seaming.  Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to 34" waist, up to 42" hips, 37" long from shoulder to hem.  No label, but nicely made.  Slightly heavyweight material.

$ 265. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 12
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[ORDER ITEM - #7534]
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# 7534 - c. 1980's ANDRE VAN PIER Silver Swarovski Crystals and Silver Beaded Tank Top!  Wanna sparkle???  There's nothing much more sparkly than a tank top made of all silver Swarovski crystals!! I only wish I had movies imbedded in this website so you can see the sparkles as you move!  I added two photos of me in a Swarovski Crystal dress from the 1980's (worn in 2010) so you can see just how it will sparkle at your event!!!!   If you don't know Andrew van Pier, he was a top celebrity designer of the 1980s.  Sadly, his career was short lived, perhaps due to the lowering of quality... well, that's my theory anyway... only because I have some of his TOP quality, obviously originally very expensive pieces (a few I have for sale were worn by Liza Minnelli... and others were worn by the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, etc. )... and THIS is one of the GOOD ones!!  Sold at the Martha boutique (highend!), this top still has the original tag attached!  So it was never worn.  The entire top is covered with Swarovski crystals (really.... I know everyone says that these days, but there is a COA that comes with this top that specifically states that!) and silver bugle beads. Excellent condition.   Measures: up to 38" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 42" hips, 27" long from shoulder to hem.  I'm sure this cost over $2,000 new!  Hell, his Swarovski crystal bras sold for $1,400 ($3,000 in today's dollars)!  Lined in striped silk (no label on this top, but comes with COA confirming Andre Van Pier). The perfect top for an evening out on the town!  Enjoy the attention!!  NO MISSING CRYSTALS... THOSE HAVE BEEN REPAIRED!

$ 865.  RESERVED


Approx. - SIZE 8/10 
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