Vintage linked belt from Yves Saint-Laurent likely dates to the late 1980's to mid 1990's and is made from what appears to be horn. Belt is constructed of 8 cream colored squares with 7 ebony colored links. Leather strap in center front to tie.
Vintage belt likely dates to the 1980's through 1990's. It is a substantial piece in the style of Chanel with gold/silver-toned metal chain with leather woven in between. Large black leather bow at the center front conceals the hook closure.
Condition: Very good with some wear to the gilt of the gold-toned metal that has resulted in it being partially silver-toned.
Vintage belt from Chanel likely dates to the 1980's and is made of gold-toned metal with an antiqued finish. Three strands of dense chain. Deep red gripoix details. Chain is finished with a gold bullion tassel.
Gorgeous belt from Judith Leiber likely dates to the 1980's through 1990's and is made of gold-toned metal. Buckle is set with black crystals and multicolored cabochons. Belt has a bit of stretch to the waist band.
Vintage Chanel belt dates to the 1960's and is made of gold-toned double metal chain. Gold bullion and black faille are woven through the chain. Large medallion hangs down from the chain and depicts a man on a horse. It comes in its original box.
Condition: Good with some tarnishing on the gold bullion but not on the metal.
Mimi Di N belt or necklace circa 1974. Gold-toned discs of varying sizes are stamped and textured to represent sand dollars. Held together by chain links. Each disc is stamped "Mimi Di N 1974". Very versatile accessory.
Length: 36" Disc Height: 3/4-1"
About the designer-
Mimi di Niscemi was born in Palermo, Italy. She studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts which allowed her to work part-time for a jewelry manufacturer who produced Schiaparelli jewelry. Her skill afforded her the opportunity to work with Dutch silversmith Rudolph Broom at the Wichita Art Association. She won a scholarship to the School of Applied Arts in Paris. In the 1950s she formed a partnership with Arnold Scaasi and produced pieces marked Jewels by Scaasi. In 1959 she joined Robert DeMario but soon moved to the New York bead house Brania where she made jewels marked Brania/Mimi di N. She opened her own jewelry firm in 1960 in New York City. She is still in business. and her pieces are marked Mimi di N.