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April 3, at 7: Vendor Kaos Surabaya says: So was he wealthy??? Many of the items created by the house were based on historical prototypes. And while Vegas is known for its casual approach to all things entertaining, some of these places do have dress codes. Also listed in the Furs, etc and s sections. This great steakhouse opened recently, and with so little fanfare that you might stumble onto it and wonder where it came from.
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Seems slightly better as the others with the bows at straps, and the shape seems a bit more elegant. I'm sure this design was a bit too sexy for her, but would have worked beautifully on his finance, Grace Kelly. Russet color lace in "sunburst" design skimming over a more fitted sexy russet sheathe dress with plunging bodice of nude fabric.
Tie bows at shoulders and back. Still a wonderful museum quality early Oleg Cassini dress with great tag! To keep dress is best condition, Final Sale Item! Also listed in the Today Category. Helen Rose did this outfit for me. It's pale green, and the coat is lined with the same beading as the dress. We had to pay for those dresses back then.
Helen Rose was one of the few top Hollywood Designers from the ss. She designed wardrobe for a long list of stars. And her designs are memorable Helen's consumer line, "Helen Rose Couture", existed from So you can just imagine the original price of this beaded dress! Fitted fully beaded dress with extremely flattering low "v" neckline both front and back. Fabulous floral beaded and rhinestones over the entire bodice and wide band at hemline.
This is an opportunity to experience the luxury and glamour that was reserved for filmland's most beautiful women. I WAS selling these glasses complete in the box for one price But one pair has already SOLD, so the complete box is no longer available.
But as you purchase each separately, at least you know they came from ONE previous owner and are all original to this one store stock box! I will give you a COA from Antiquedress. Sadly the beautiful Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson the following year in Former Coty Fashion Design Winner! Attention all wall flowers!!!! You do NOT want this coat! However, if you have always craved attention, and you have a flamboyant style.. Just so you know No museum textile collection should be without Vollbrach!
FYI, "Michael" Vollbrach was recently wooed out of retirement to head the house of Bill Blass, but he's had to tame his wild streak, so it's not the same. No question this is a limited production couture, or one-of-a-kind piece. Unlined felt see inside photo. The peacock feathers are beautifully iridescent! The gold lame is shiny! No closures, so will fit a variety of sizes.. This will overwhelm you!
A high end early department store dry goods where Mr. Selfridge began his career as a salesman and rose up the ranks to President just prior to opening his fine establishment in London because Marshall Fields refused to add his name to theirs! As it's written in a book about Mr. A major American manufacturer of copy machines and office supplies in the late 19th Century and the 20th Century. Dick purchased the patent from his friend Thomas Edison. So was he wealthy??? This gown came from an auction lot at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago in the late 's.
When they went to the cashier to pay, they were told that a steamer trunk came with the lot. That trunk was labeled A. Mathews on January 25, , it is presumed that this is the wedding gown from that wedding. Alice's father was Charles H. Mathews who had amassed a fortune and had become the richest man in Galesburg, IL at the time of his death in So Alice could afford the very best in wedding gowns!
Alice passed away in and AB Dick married Alice's sister! Mary Henrietta Mathews in And indeed it is It's a one-piece ivory silk brocade gown with long ruffle edged train, bustle back, "v" attached bodice, beaded netting adorning bodice and sleeves, "leaf" patter brocade, ribbons down front, low cut bodice with chiffon interior, bust pads!
The only issues to report are small stains down the front plain skirt panel very likely from the water of the bouquet and one tiny "L" tear at the back might have caught her gown on a chair. I can't absolutely confirm that this is Alice's wedding gown, but all my research leads to that fact!
I guarantee it's from the AB Dick family trunk! Also Listed in the s and Wedding Categories. From the Estate of Actress Edie Adams! I think Alaia might have been stealing a bit from Mainbocher. I sold a green Alaia jacket with similarilies in design between this s Mainbocher coat and the Alaia jacket, including the "v" cut just below the large collar lapels in the Alaia, echoing the "v" cuts in the Mainbocher.
I mean they are certainly different, but From the Modern Fashion Encyclopedia: In , when the Duchess of Windsor purchased her wedding gown and trousseau, it was designed by Mainbocher. From the start, Mainbocher specialized in simple, conservative, elegant, and extremely expensive fashions, the luxury of cut, materials, and workmanship that could only be recognized by those in the know.
As the years progressed, Mainbocher continued to design exclusively on a made-to-order basis, refusing to license his name. By the s and s, old guard Mainbocher customers enjoyed wearing impeccably made classic coats and suits of wool in the midst of nouveau-riche ostentation.
The typical ladylike daytime Mainbocher look was accessorized with a choker of several strands of real pearls, white gloves, and plain pumps with matching handbag.
The integrity of luxurious fabrics, intricate cut, quality workmanship and materials, elegance and classicism, were cherished and worn for years by Mainbocher's upper crust customers. And now you can be one!
Condition is very good, however there is some slight fading and one button insert sad face here is missing. Nicer looking at least I think so! Up to 50" bust, up to 52" waist, up to 60" hips. Along with Ivory Silk Embroidered Waistcoat! From large estate of early Museum Quality clothing comes this extraordinary French highly embroidered velvet frock coat with silk faille embroidered waistcoat under.
I still have these pieces displayed on my mannequin as I can't bear to take them away!! Even better in person This would have been a court suit and worn with matching velvet breeches and a lace jabot at neck.
The most intricate polychrome silk embroidery of flowers and leaves and embroidered ivory ovals creating what is meant to look like lace at the edges. Coordinating ivory simple lace at cuffs. The ivory silk faille waistcoat is equally impressive and beautifully embroidered with bright silk in a complementary floral design. I have seen embroidered frock coats and waistcoats for sale on the open market, but never have I seen any more extraordinary!
Most are in the top international museums. Both pieces in Excellent condition and all original. There are extreme minor issues The waistcoat is near mint. From large estate of early Museum Quality clothing Exquisite embroidered striped silk satin of champagne and coral with green and ivory embroidered flowers and buds all over. Wonderful detailing including self-covered decorative buttons on front bodice, banded slit in the pocket of the skirt to allow for accessing pocket of underskirt, slightly curved sleeves to follow the crook of the arms, original gathered string for the top of the bodice one side only still exists , fine muslin lining in bodice.
One of the most exciting features is that the interior rope cords and loops are still intact for gathering up the back gown! See the additional photos showing the gown gathered up at back and down as you see to the left. I photographed this gown over a simple white petticoat at front and panniers neither come with the gown. Clean underarms, like new! Strong silk fabric with only a bit of edge wear on front of skirt. Only one tiny hole found only by holding up to light half the size of eraser head.
Otherwise only minor small areas of discolorations lost in folds. Shown on a 30" bust, 23" waist mannequin. I was told by an expert more expert than I that this gown is from Spring, And even though he is the expert, he had determined that this gown had been tied with the bow in the front.
However, I believe it might have been tied as you see it in the low slung back. I could certainly be wrong And I have a line drawing from c. This is why I wish I had lived through the s. Fashion as just SOOO damn sexy! Hidden closures at the front are covered by the sash. The rhinestone clip at front is on a hinge so it opens to hold the separate extremely long matching satin sash at the mid-front..
Gathered material at the bodice sides, great shaping at the armholes, and material like liquid. The tiny ones are easy, but there are half-moon shaped ones that will be harder to find.
I have 4 of the 9 that are out, so 5 are missing. This gown is shown on my size 2 mannequin and it fits her great. Also listed in the s section. I'm showing these early shoes with buckles that aren't of the correct era, but somewhat of the right look just to give you an idea of what they would have looked like when worn.
The rest of the photos show the shoes as they are. The watered silk faille is all trimmed in a matching silk braid. Hard to describe the condition. For the age they are Excellent, with just extremely minor issues of wear - mostly at the edges.
The photos will really describe the condition better than words. There are pinholes on the tabs where the buckles would have been attached over the years. Interior sole is brown leather in fabulous condition. Bottom leather sole is mostly sueded now having lost the top layer, but still in great condition. An amazingly early pair of shoes not often found on the open market! I just found this dress hiding in the community theater costume department of a well-to-do Connecticut town.
The same place I happened to find a Worth s coat!! I knew it was gorgeous, but looking inside and finding the Weeks, Paris label I nearly fell off my feet.
Not only that, but the still attached original interior silver lame lace-trimmed slip is as bright as I have ever seen antique lame!!! The vintage gods must have been kind in saving this Museum Quality dress in this condition!! There is very little information about the House of Weeks, however, the few pieces I have found mostly from the s currently reside in the famed Museum of Metropolitan Art MET in New York City see photos of those gowns, etc by clicking on the flapper dress!
The embroidery on her gown was similar to the embroidery on the gown worn by Queen Mary at that Coronation! This is all just to give you a clue as to just how special this label is!! As good as all those other more well-known designer labels of the era. The dress is covered with unique silver sparkle dusted sequins and silver beading in an organic design all over front and back.
The chiffon scarves start the trend which got longer and longer from the short flapper dresses to the long s gowns. The dress measures 42" around bust, waist and hips, 46" long from shoulder to hem.
They will be seen close-up, but from a far as you can see from the photo to the left , barely seen. If you care, you can cover with silk flowers as she might have worn anyway. But I'm hoping this dress ends up in a museum as it deserves that fate! SO nice for me when these magnificent pieces just come to me from long-time collectors!!
So they are "new to the market" from years of storage. I must confess, I knew just by looking at this gown that it was special, but it wasn't until I researched "M. Connelly" that I found just how special! Sure, there is one M. And not only that, but this was her dressmaker of choice per Feb. Hayes went shopping at M.
Connelly in New York. There she ordered three new gowns for White House functions. More information from M. Connelly is that she moved her business to 5th Ave. And then you are getting the additional ensemble pieces for free!!
And the condition is just about that good There are a few slight issues likely replaced waistband, but that's just about the only issue! I could detail all the details, but I've written too much already, so the photos will tell you all you need to know. If you want a Victorian Wedding Gown, look no further! Even if it wasn't worn by Hollywood royalty I say that because it's now 3 generations of talented women from this family Melanie wore with matching color dress under, but you can wear with everything from that to skinny pants and white shirt, to mini skirt for that high-low look.
The coat is meant to stay on This is the STAR, not whatever is under. Even though it's trained for your entrance, there are two buttons inside that scrunch up the train to walk around with ease. From the prestigious boutique Les Habitudes, Beverly Hills This certainly MAY be one-of-a-kind Wired collar, wide cuffed sleeves, self-covered button front at waist, intricately gathered "corset" back.
Top quality construction and Excellent condition. So hard to find information on Selincourt even though the company as been around since the mids!!
They began making coats, mantles and fur garments. A dress business was added later. The gowns were very high quality ready-to-wear, manufactured in limited editions. Eventually, Selincourt absorbed a number of other dress businesses, and as of , they had fifteen subsidiaries, including three couture houses. They are considered a powerhouse fashion firm. This gown is just killer fabulous. The entire tulip shaped skirt is hooped to stand out as you see it. Shipping may be extra to accommodate it.
Gathered bodice and gathered skirt with two silk matching flowers. Sadly the gown is a small waist size, and it's not perfect Also Listed in the s-Today Section. If you are one of my website groupies, you might have seen the few other "hair" cloches I have sold in the past. Perhaps my favorite thing are elaborate flapper headpieces. People ask me what I like the best So, I search for these everywhere.
Rarely do I find them. And even more rarely am I first in line to purchase them for you! I can only assume that these extremely rare high-style wig cloches were a mark of sophistication.
The cloche is woven into the shape of a classic 's hairdo - complete with the finger wavy hairs all over and the pinned up "longer" hair at the back and coiled at the sides in curls or others have braids.
This one has the addition of the original attached thin rhinestone headband!! Those rhinestones have darkened over the years, and I suppose they could be replaced if you are so inclined, but I sell as found for historic value. The floss is likely the "new" rage of artificial silk called "rayon".
There are only a few flossed strands that are out of place and stick out slightly. Net lining with writing I can't read. Absolutely a museum quality piece! This will fit a 22" head, or as you see with her her hair showing under. God I love these!!! Actual photo of a s gal wearing a similar headpiece!!!
Also listed in the s and Hats section. So then I went on a Google hunt This dress is indeed a Jeanne Lanvin c.
This dress is highlighted in the listing of this exhibit at: I just added a sample bow. There is also a repair needed at one shoulder and at one section of the hemline see photos.
Otherwise, other than barely worth a mention pinholes seen from the inside, and somc clouding of the rhinestones, it's in remarkable condition! Especially for this paper-thin silk taffeta!
I keep hoping if I keep turning this dress inside out, the label will miraculously appear, but it's really unnecessary.
I'd stake my career on the fact that this is, indeed, a Jeanne Lanvin! If you click on the photo of this dress, you will see at the bottom of the next page 9 similar dresses designed by Jeanne Lanvin from the mids. Many are surprisingly similar with the lace or sheer wide hemline and the scalloped design just above, dropped waistline and pannier shape skirt yes, perhaps I stuffed the panniers WAY too much for my photos, but I wanted you to see the extreme shape of this skirt!!
The front is decorated with silk flowers original to the dress as well as a pink bow sash at the back. The front "v" is VERY low and slightly off-centered, so may have had a modesty panel as you see in two of the other examples.
There are no labels in this dress, sadly, but it's certainly a s piece, and it just seems quite likely that this is, indeed, a Jeanne Lanvin. I feel like I've seen this design before in some book or fashion print, but cannot find it. I'm hoping someone out there can indeed confirm this to be a Lanvin Excellent condition with just a few minor issues Goes on over the head. May have had snap closure at side seam originally that was sewn up. I keep hoping if I keep turning this dress inside out, the label will miraculously appear!
But it came to me from the same estate as the other unlabeled Jeanne Lanvin dress above, and that one matches a design from the Jeanne Lanvin archives so The Paramount movie was released in , starring Barbra Streisand with costumes designed by the legendary Cecil Beaton.
Deep red silk velvet full length empire style gown with train, having attached nude silk under dress, featuring seven oval shaped cutouts revealing underdress, edged with gold bugle beading and decorative gold metallic thread flowers. The gown is accompanied by a matching long velvet shawl, ends featuring large, full double tassels. Snap hook and eye closures. Built in bra label reads "Saks Fifth Avenue". The photos of Barbra wearing this gown were taken by Cecil Beaton!
A postcard of the photo accompanies this gown, as well as the COA. Very Good Condition with occasional loose threading, a few tiny holes at lower front. Cape is Excellent condition. Oh, and Barbra Streisand's Superman T-shirt yes folks Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category. I've been selling on this website for 14 years now, and I've only found 3 other s "hair" cloches.
Two metallics one gold, one silver and one PINK! These are quite rare as that means I only find one every 3. This is the first one I found in a hair color and sort of hair texture Designed as the others with tight curls at back and a "hair part" at the top. These are usually quite large sized Because I believe they were for those gals with long Edwardian hair who weren't ready, or brave enough, to cut off their long locks to have the "new" short flapper bob cut.
So, they used these instead This one looks like it was relined at some point in time, as the white gauzy material inside isn't original The rhinestone ornament has a few rhinestones missing that can easily be replaced if you care.
I'll look to see if I have any replacement stones that fit. I can't be sure I will, so For all your gals and I know there are many who collect fantastic flapper headpieces Excellent condition other than the rhinestones missing and interior replacement.
Also Listed in the Hats, etc. I would say about pres These wigs are made of human hair but coated with a heavy wax substance to keep it's shape. There is some Japanese writing on the handle of the box see photos. First off, this came from a collection that included an exquisite Emile Pingat outfit that was also labeled "A. Seems that in Pingat grew tired and relinquished his business to the well-established dressmaking firm, A.
This fabulous capelet certainly could have been worn by royalty! Deep ruby velvet adorned with elaborate design of sequins and jet beads surrounded in a heavy ecru lace and topped off with large black silk bows. Lined in an iridescent burgundy silk with scalloped edges.
A few minor marks in the velvet, but basically Near Mint condition. This is one for the museum collection! Check out the photo of the signed Pingat cape from the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art under all the rest of the photos of this capelet I think you'll agree Walles is even nicer!
Streisand presented the Oscar award for Best Song. American singer and actor Sammy Davis Jr. It's a black velvet horizontal stripes on netting with rhinestones of various sizes scattered all over.
You can see that all the rhinestones are placed exactly where they are in the photos of Barbra's dress There is also an attached numbered tag The dress is sheer, and has a nude lining attached underneath.
The gown is quite structured, and as you can see Excellent condition with just a pulling of the dress away from the zipper at the back waist Inside you can see a light "B. Streis" hand-written on the upper back lining. Lined in Silver Lame! This piece weighs an amazing yes, I can use that word for this! You gotta look at all the photos click on photo at left.
The massive collar is held up with a metal rod up the back! You think it's easy being a showgirl???? I contacted Nolan Miller's company to discuss this piece. There was only one made, and the design was based on an Erte painting so they nicknamed it "the Erte".
Just the kind of dress you would expect to be worn by the Hollywood elite Grace Kelly or a very young Audrey Hepburn. As simple as you can find, and as beautiful as you can find!
Sleeveless white cotton bengaline dress with deep "V" neck front. Front center seam ending in a large bow midway down skirt. Deep inverted black pleat. Lovely back shoulder straps. Near Mint condition for a white dress it's incredible! It was shortened, but wasn't cut so there is up to 4" hem and can be let back down as there are no marks for the proper "ballerina" skirt length of There is the smallest light spot of the skirt front, but again, for a white dress, you won't find better condition.
So I was so excited to see it again I sell so few McCardell's because there are so few fantastic ones still available so I suppose we start with a quick Claire McCardell bio. Only a few years out of school, Claire went to work at Townley with designer Richard Turk who died soon after which basically left her with the head designer position! There's a quick way up the ladder! Anyway, she stayed for a few years, went to Hattie Carnegie for two years and then back to Townley in to design under her own label.
McCardell is credited with developing the blueprint for American sportswear Her innovations were the "popover" wraparound dress, soft empire dresses, bloomer-like playsuits, dirndl skirts, tube tops eek!
She is considered to have been one of America's most influential designers. You have to remember how highly structured the clothing was at the time to know how innovative this dress was for the time.
Very soft, comfortable knitted "sweater" jersey designed into a wonderfully shaped dress. Her signature brass round hook and-eye closures at the front. Sort of reds and greens and blacks look at the close-up photos for true fabric colors. Sold at Halle Bros. Just what you want from Gilbert Adrian!
Unique design, eye-catching, dramatic, and with tassels! This suit came from a collection of Adrian, Lilli Ann and Irene pieces, but sadly many of the Lilli Ann suits were attacked by a few moths. However, the moths must have read the label on this suit which reads: This moth proofing lasted a heck of a lot longer than 5 years!!! Fantastic condition with just a bit of discoloration of the lining!
What else can I say except I love it. Heavy metal zipper at skirt side. Skirt is unlined as it was originally. If you don't know Gilbert Adrian, just Google search him and you will get the lowdown.
So you can just imagine the original price of this beaded gown! Fitted, fully beaded gown with extremely flattering low "v" neckline both front and back. Fabulous rows of beaded fringe and crystal drops on the skirt, at hemline, at bodice and armholes Extremely rare fully jet black beaded Edwardian gown over green silk with gold lame lace trim! Well, now you have!
The gown isn't perfect, but still in remarkable condition as most of these colored silk linings from this era are in tatters. There is just a bit of discoloration of the green silk seen when lifting up the black beaded overdress , and there is a bit of messiness at mid upper back ecru lace, and some tearing of the lace under one sleeve at back see photos.
Although this is in a wearable size, I would hope that this gown is purchased to be displayed rather than destroyed. Just too rarely beautiful! I can't tell you what to do once you buy it, but just my hope. Doesn't come with a belt, but probably was worn with something like you see I added in the photos. Might have been black velvet or black satin.
Nearly impossible these days to find extraordinary 's gowns outside of museums. I just happen to have a couple that I was lucky enough to get years ago Though it ain't easy. This one has 4 different looks!! The ballgown short sleeved bodice comes with the original detachable pagoda sleeves, and then the additional original matching pelerine worn over the bodice with the short or long sleeves.
The short and long sleeves and pelerine are all edged in silk floss fringe, and embellished with an incredible brown and graige brocade. This brocade is then used in wide double panels on both sides of the skirt as faux sashes!!! Has all the other details you want This gown is is very strong condition. The only issues are underarm stains see photos and sadly a section on the front of the skirt that is water stained quite possibly used as a wedding gown and the flower bouquet leaked It just has to be forgiven to have such a killer all original gown.
I didn't tie up the corset back on this piece because the less I worked with the corset ties, the better, so I thought it was more important to baby this beauty.
Once she is yours, you will be happy I was so thoughtful! I nearly fell off my chair when photos of this gown were send to me!!! It was SO spectacular that I was afraid that when it arrived in the mail that it wasn't going to be an actual s gown As fantastic as any gown you would have seen on the silver screen movie stars of the era.
Ragan and Miss Emily Guelton in , and headquartered in a mansion that still stands currently a bridal shop.
In the 20's and 30's "Customers were required to make appointments in advance and when they arrived sent their cards via a parlor maid. They were shown to rosewood sofas and chairs in the beautifully appointed rooms with the elaborate cornices, tall pier glasses, mantelpieces and glittering crystal chandeliers.
I even found Mrs. Probably returning from France with her imported gowns!! Both women passed away in the late 's, early 's and the shop continued under other proprietors in the same tradition, with the same painstaking attention to detail.
I doubt this was originally a wedding gown, but it it certainly could be, so it's included in this wedding section for those of you who have been WAITING for the gown that was going to WOW!! Can't get much more WOW than this!!!! There are minor spots mostly at the hemline, and a few minor ones here and there, but in the evening light you should be wearing this gown, they will hardly be an issue.
Measures up to a 29" waist tight, but can squeeze into that though the inner waistband is 26" you don't need to use that , up to 37" hips. Bust is hard to measure as the back is open Yes, the price is high Also Listed in the Wedding and s-Today Categories.
Gustav Beer opened his Parisian Couture House in after years of designing in his native Germany , so this is one of his first gowns from Paris! I'm speechless and that doesn't happen often! I can't believe this gown just came to me out of the blue As fabulous as any of the gowns you'd see in the museum photo books see the gown photo from the New York Metropolitan Costume Institute! I like this one lot better!!
The kind of piece I never thought I would ever find Even the condition is fantastic! Sure, the inner chiffon lining is going badly from the inner puff sleeves, and there is just a bit of pulling of the material off the waistband from the weight , but other than those minor issues, it's nearly mint!
Love the gold sequins in the standard round shape, but also in a open pointed oval shape on ecru lace appliqued with black chenille. Please don't wear this, as it really is an important enough piece that it should be babied.
But for mannequin purposes, it Measures: I've taken loads of photos so you can see all the details But alas, she didn't, so if you have the body, you can walk down the aisle like the Princess you are. Ivory crushed velvet gown with beaded wide sleeves and upper bodice, and then the beading follows through to the long train!! The long velvet ropes at the neckline with wax blossoms "tassels" complete the look. This gown was so much nicer on the body than then mannequin, so As it's a bias cut, it will fit a variety of bodies, but it is small, so best for size The model is Email me your measurements no cheating to make sure it will fit you, as this is going to be a final sale item due to the uniqueness.
Although there is no label in this gown, it was found in a box with a little silk pillow ruined now that read: Valentin Elgoibar, Bilbao, Spain. Unlike a new wedding gown, this is an investment as it will always keep it's value. Also Listed in the Today and Wedding Categories. First off, FYI, the P. P means Pret-a-Porter or "ready-to-wear" as opposed to "made-to-measure" Couture. That was your first lesson today. Your second lesson is to introduce you to Genevieve Antoine d'Ariaux who wrote the book on fashion In , she wrote: There was even a novel, "Elegance", by Kathleen Tessaro, that tells the story of a frumpy middle-aged woman who transforms her life after finding a year old copy of d'Ariaux's book!
In her own words from the book, Madame d'Ariaux writes: My own couture house, Genevieve d'Ariaux was doing very well at the time, with a clientele of fashionable women who Being a fanatic about quality, I would refuse to deliver a garment unless I was entirely satisfied with it, and the costs were soaring".
So you can imagine her clothing is quite rare! In addition to her books, she was given the title of French fashion editor. Obviously a great sense of humor, one favorite quote in her book reads: Dress has a 5" hem and looks to have been taken up 2". There is no crinoline under, but I photographed with one not included. Metal zipper at back of dress.
Think this looks slightly familiar?? Well, I already sold the gold version of this dress. Check that one out at: This is still one of the early Mackie's. DON'T confuse it with the more modern stuff. The faux wrap bodice with LOW back. I tried to capture a photo of the dress in motion. Spectacular to see this shimmy and shake The color is a blue-ish green.
And black bugle beads cover the bodice as well. Sold at Fred Hayman, Beverly Hills. You really need to know WHAT this is! They just don't make anything like this any more. The modern designer couture gowns just don't have the quality fabrics for some reason. Perhaps the modern silk worms are eating too much fast food? Or aren't getting enough loving?
Whatever the reason, that just means that vintage is the way to go! Especially if you have lusted after Audrey Hepburn's famous Givenchy gown in "Sabrina" and could never find anything even close. White silk satin column strapless gown with attached black silk lined train. Incredibly heavy black 3-dimentional beading around bodice and waist front to back.
Excellent condition, but as it's white, it either needs hemline cleaning, or hem up for you shorter women and no spot cleaning necessary. I've photographed the gown slightly hemmed up and not hemmed up to see the length of the train. Either way is great. With long black gloves! Also Listed in the Wedding and Today Category.
Part of the problem is that it's only these very early net Mackie dresses and costumes that were priced at this level.
There were many Mackie mass-produced dresses that were produced later, and often people don't know the difference. Always seek out the fully beaded dresses and gowns on nude netting - these were lined in nude material to be worn out in public, but if the linings were removed, they were the same nearly see-through dresses that were worn by Cher, Diana Ross and others!
This dress screams Ann Margaret during her Vegas days. So these, along with Mackie's beaded costumes, are the collectable Mackies! There was a strange silk modesty strap that you step into to hold the dress down, but I detached one side as no human could fit into the dress the way it was.
You can easily remove the other side from the lining, but I left it as it is original to the dress. Let's start with the fact that this coat is extraordinary. The House of Beer was one of the top fashion houses from through the late s when they merged with another fine fashion house, Drecoll and became Drecoll-Beer.
At this time this coat was designed, Beer's motto had become "conservative elegance". I'd say they managed to reflect that in this coat! It was meant to be fashionably clutched. I imagine that became fashionable years prior with the wearing of large embroidered shawls which would be clutched as well.
The coat is a basic black, with huge shawl collar, slight cocoon shape, sleeves that bell out at the back, and well Sadly I don't know what it's called Designed to look like Russian karakul broadtail lamb, but somehow it's integrated right into the wool.
The exterior of this coat is in Excellent condition The interior silk lining has a few minor issues at the back neck see photos , and the Beer tag is just hanging by a thread.
I'm leaving as I found it, so you don't think I stitched the Beer label on god forbid! Also, sadly the lining is gone from the sleeves, but again, this is all issues ONLY on the interior. Moore's book "The Woman in Fashion"! Comes with the 2 Original photos of Ms. Moore Wearing the Ensemble! Both Pieces were Expertly Relined! From I have been collecting, buying and selling Antique and Vintage clothing for 45 years now yes, I bought my first Edwardian white dress at age 10 at a flea market!!
So, as you can imagine, it takes an extraordinary piece to take my breath away I believe I gasped out-loud with a "Oh God"!
If you are reading this, you probably feel the same way. This outfit was previously owned by Doris Langley Moore, who loved it so much she had herself photographed wearing this outfit! As I mention upfront, for those collectors who want items fully original, these pieces have been fully and expertly relined most likely by a museum Trained Black Chantilly net lace gown with embroidered green silk floss leaves and pink silk roses with embroidered bows and trellis designs and tiny silver sequins.
One of the most elaborate gowns and coats ever seen! Baker, Court Dressmaker" from London. The matching coat has pagoda sleeves, deep collar, pastel colored chiffon roses and black velvet ribbon trims with silver sequins. Condition is amazing with only tiny a few leg breaks in the Chantilly lace. The color is an off-white of a ever so slight robins egg bluish tinge, which you see when placed against a true white.
Embroidered transparent evening dress with train, likely English or French in gorgeous woven block design with wavy embroidery, gathered string tie sleeves, low neckline and squared off train! Extremely rare to find these gowns with trains. There are a few small holes see photos that could just use some darning, but otherwise in lovely clean condition!!
This is impossibly small in the back I had to find my teeny black mannequin for the back photo so my photo isn't as pretty as it should be! The sides of the bodice and sleeves are lined in a tight woven fairly stiff cotton see interior photos! The string pulls at the sleeves don't easily pull, so as you see one sleeve is more puffed than the other, but certainly these can be fixed to work.
Center bodice ties as well to fit. The back of the gown closes with "corset ties" though no cord remains there.
F rom American designer Norman Norell comes this museum quality velvet sable trimmed coat. The coat dates from the s and is made from an deep emerald or bottle green velvet in a Russian princess cut. Gorgeous sable fur surrounds the high neck, sleeves and hemline of the fully cut skirt. There are large velvet covered buttons and very wide and dramatic cinch belt at the waist. This amazing coat is fit for a princess or yes, even a museum, and is must-have for any serious vintage collector!
Fully lined in green silk taffeta. The condition is excellent, and the coat has no fading, stains, crush marks on the velvet and the sable fur is soft and supple and isn't shedding. The only item to note is the belt has a tear at the backside. Totally unseen from the front. Brilliant, near mint condition! Certainly a sable trimmed coat would have been valued at much more!!
Also Listed in the Today and Furs, etc. If you look through the websites, you will see the uniforms changed every couple of years or so, and these two pieces came from the Emilio Pucci designed collection of These can be worn in a variety of ways to give the stewardesses at least some variety.
The turquoise, white, purple, green and black synthetic knit dress with original matching rope belt can be worn alone, and the turquoise bonded wool jumper with buttons at shoulder straps can be worn alone as well, but due to the short slit up the front and the miniskirt length , you might show a bit more leg than you want However, in , the buttons were changed to a flat translucent dark gray.
Perhaps it was decided they would create a smoother look under the jumpers, or the fabric buttons were catching on everything but I doubt Emilio Pucci would have approved of using plastic buttons on his design. Both pieces in Excellent condition. In , Halston was hired to design the next collection.
They didn't hold a candle to Pucci's uniforms!! The sides are unique with piercings that increase from top to bottom. Scalloped on the front and back.
This has been dated for me to the 16th Century!!! Or prior to the Pilgrims!!! Just hard to even fathom that I am holding this in my hands.
Chain is nearly 12" long. What do all these women have in common? Wanna add your name to the list? Too bad you can't see this in person. You just have to take my word for it that these two pieces are tailored as the highest end pieces would be Gold metallic and cranberry puffy high relief brocade on both pieces. Coat has no closures and is lined in beige satin. Near Mint condition for both pieces. This is one of those incredible flapper beaded and sequin dresses that you can't believe doesn't have a label.
Someone who was totally confident in their design abilities as this is "wild" both in design and in the types of beads and sequins used I don't even know what else to say. It's all about the photos. The skirt continues the awesome circle or bubble if you want to be as cute as I try to be motif all in the gold beading, and flairs at each side.
The front is exactly the same as the back of this dress. In the second to last photo, you will see that one green bead. I was told this confirms that this was totally hand beaded as one rogue bead was inserted to show the human touch. In the last photo you will see the only minor issue otherwise near mint!!
It's mid center, but since the dress is exactly the same front and back, it can be worn with that in the back. As it is, it's almost as though she might have been carrying a bouquet! Why not get married in your finest, likely couture dress! From Bob Mackie's private collection of gowns purchased from the Sotheby's auction. As far as I am concerned, this was the most amazing piece at the auction!
I've been searching for the Cosmo cover with Brooke Shields wearing this gown, but haven't located it yet. The gown and jacket are in Excellent condition and look incredible on! The red beading on the black netting gives an interesting coloration, with the detail pattern of the gown appearing more pronounced in certain lighting conditions.
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