Vintage handbag is made of gold-toned filigree metal and likely dates to the middle of the 20th century. It has an Egyptian motif and is set with turquoise and coral. Strap is not likely original to the bag.
Vintage party dress from Ben Reig dates to the 1950's and is made of cream-colored silk satin. Fitted bust features a squared neckline and wide straps. Knee-length skirt is fully covered with fringe. Waistband ties at side waist. Unlined. Side metal zipper. No size label.
Stunning cocktail dress from Ceil Chapman dates to the 1950's. It is fully covered with black sequins and has a scoop front and back neck. Twist detail at front side waist. Fully lined. Center back zipper.
Condition: Excellent with a very small amount of missing/loose sequins.
Vintage gown from Frank Starr likely dates to the late 1950's to early 1960's and is made of black crepe with black sequins sewn in a squiggle pattern that diminishes in density from top to bottom. Gathered black chiffon band starts at right under-breast and completely covers the left breast as it goes around the back. Band snaps at right back and cascades down almost to the hem. Fitted throughout. Unlined. Side metal zipper.
Vintage bombshell cocktail dress from Gene Shelly dates to the 1950's through 1960's. It is made of ivory wool knit that is densely covered with gold sequins that are hand-sewn onto the knit. Scoop front and back neck. Sleeveless. Completely fitted throughout due to the nature of the knit. Unlined. Center back metal zipper. No size label.
Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 43"
Condition: Excellent.Ãƒ"šÃ‚ Wear consistent with age and use.
Spectacular vintage bombshell gown from Gene Shelly dates to the 1950's though the 1960's. It is made of olive green wool knit that is entirely covered with iridescent green sequins that are hand-sewn onto the knit. Beaded fringe detailing at the sleeve cuffs and hem. Lightly scooped front neck with deep v-neck back. Elbow-length sleeves. Completely fitted throughout, due to the nature of the knit. Unlined. Center back metal zipper. No size label.
Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 57"
Condition: Excellent.Ãƒ"šÃ‚ Some loose/missing sequins throughout. This does not detract from the piece as the sequins are so dense.
Vintage cardigan sweater from Helen Bond Carruthers dates to the 1950's and is made of a repurposed piano shawl and features ribbon flowers sewn on throughout. Center front button closure. As in all of Ms. Carruthers' sweaters the cuffs and waistband has been tacked up. Lined with silk chiffon except in the arms.
Condition: Wool is in excellent condition. It appears that the embroidery in the appliqued piano shawl has faded, as well as has lost stitches throughout. Additionally, the ribbon flowers show wear from age and use. Small tear in lining at center back neck.
Bust: 38-40" Waist: 30-32" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: 19 1/2" Center Back Length: 18 1/2"
Lovely cocktail dress from Beverly Hills boutique Maxwell Shieff is made out of black silk taffeta. The bodice and skirt feature 3-D cut velvet appliques that are densely applied. Scoop neck. Cap sleeves. Full skirt with attached crinoline. Unlined.
Vintage necklace from Miriam Haskell dates to the 1950's through 1960's and is comprised of a double strand of cream-colored baroque pearls with a cluster of large baroque pearls at the center neck. Rhinestones of various colors and sizes are prong-set in gold-toned metal filigree. Push lock closure at back is decorated with pearls. Necklace is stamped on the back of the clasp.
Vintage coat from Rudi Gernreich for Walter Bass dates to the 1950's and is made of camel-colored, double-faced wool. Single-breasted with center front button closure. 3/4-length sleeves. Interesting tie detail at bust.
Best suited for a size 4-6.
Condition: Excellent. Missing button, which would be an easy replacement.