Vintage sweater from Elsie Tu dates to the 1950's through early 1960's and is made of cream-colored wool. It is decorated with white seed beads in a squiggle pattern and highlighted with sapphire blue, prong-set rhinestones. Scalloped hem has beaded fringe. Fully lined. Center back metal zipper.
No size label, but we estimate it would fit a size Small.
Condition: Excellent. There is very minimal bead loss, which does not detract from the beauty of the sweater.
1960's black cocktail dress is with all-over floral applique is made of what is likely black synthetic crepe. Silky flowers are hand sewn on and have velvet centers. Dress is fitted throughout with a front v-neck and spaghetti straps. Center back plastic zipper. Lined with black silk.
Condition: Excellent. The loose flowers were tacked down by our tailor, but it is possible that there are a few that need tacking.
Bust: 32" Waist: 26" Hips: 34" Center Back Length: 31 1/2"
Vintage little black dress dates to the 1960's and is made of a mixture of lace and crepe. Beaded bust has a deep v-neck and opening at back. Center back zipper. Unlined. Unfortunately the label is no longer present. The original owner remembers that it was a custom-made piece for her by the Italian couture house of Gattinoni; however, this verbal provenance cannot be proven. No size label. Best suited for a size 4.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Bust: 34" Waist: 27" Hips: 35-36" Center Back Length: ~39"
Vintage dress from Cathay Imports Limited dates to the 1960's and is made of a heavy cream fabric (most likely a synthetic or synthetic blend. Fabulous wide band of beaded fringe trim features seed beads, pearls, rhinestones, and larger faceted beads. High front neck with back v-neck. 3/4-length sleeves. Center back zipper. Fully lined. No size label.
Condition: Very good with a few faint stains throughout and some staining on the lining that does not show through.
Bust: 39" Waist: 36" Hips: 40" Across Shoulders: 17" Sleeve Length: 18" Shoulder Seam to Hem Length: 36 1/2"
Vintage party dress dates to the 1960's and is entirely covered with iridescent sequins and silver seed beads over an iceberg blue chiffon. Fitted throughout. Scoop front and back bodice. Short sleeves are edged with three tiers of looped beaded fringe. Bands of silver seed beads trim the waist, sleeves, and neckline. Fully lined with what feels to be blue silk. Center back zipper. Unlabeled, but clearly a high quality piece.
Condition: Excellent with few loose beads throughout and some missing beading which is barely noticeable do to the density of the beading.
Bust: 36" Waist: 28" Hip: 36-38" Across Shoulder: 16" Approximately Sleeve Length: 6" Approximately Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 42"
1960's dress from Sheila Follis is made out of light blue silk with a organic floral print in violet, yellow, and dark blue. It features a squared scoop neck, short chiffon sleeves with scalloped edges, and bust darts for shaping. Center back zipper. Lined.
Labeled Size 10; Italian 42
Condition: Very good with some light damage to the fabric at the shoulder.
Vintage dress dates to the 1960's and is made of a polished cotton in warm hues with an abstract pattern. Gathers at top and bottom waistband. Fully lined with orange silk. Center back plastic zipper. Labeled as being a vintage size 10 and made in Hong Kong.
Vintage cocktail or day dress from Chester Weinberg dates to the 1960's and is made of a black wool blend fabric that has a geometric pattern in three shades of pink. High neckline has a large center front bow. Patch pockets at front hips. Long sleeves with three buttons at the cuffs. Center front button closure. Lined.
Condition: Good. Some small moth bites that have not gone all the way through and are difficult to notice because of the pattern in the fabric. Please contact for additional photos.
Vintage adorable dress dates to the 1960's and is made of pink linen or linen blend. It features orange fabric that is appliqued at the neck and cuffs with yellow top-stitching. Round neck. Bell sleeves. Center back zipper. Lined with synthetic lining.
Condition: Very good with some small faint orangish spots on the front waist and hip. They almost blend in with the pink and are difficult to notice.
Vintage homemade dress dates to the 1960's and features figural patchwork applique. A large colorful donkey carrying a bouquet of flowers in his mouth adorns the front. Mice are appliqued on the right sleeve, and the left sleeve features ribbon latticework. Front yoke is made of red calico print and has two ceramic decorative buttons. Unlined. Center back plastic zipper.
Vintage dress and sweater ensemble was made by Italian designer Anna Giovannozzi and features a cream knit ground that is completely covered with iridescent sequins. Sleeveless dress has round neck and is fitted throughout. Waist-length sweater has a single center front button closure and 3/4-length sleeves. Dress is lined and has center back zippered closure. Sweater is unlined.
Dress: Bust: 29-34" Waist: 21-26" Hip: 31-36" Center Back Length: 38" Skirt Length: 24"
Sweater: Bust: 33-35" Waist: 31-34" Across Shoulder: 15 1/2" Sleeve Length: 16" Center Back Length: 19
Condition: Good. Lining of dress has some faint yellowing throughout, presumably from perspiration. Dress has extremely faint yellowing in the underarms..
Two piece blouse and skirt ensemble dates to the 1960's. It is made of light turquoise lace that is decorated with hand-sewn blue bugle beads. The beading is done in such a way that it follows the lines of the lace's floral design. Pearl accents throughout. Scalloped hems and cuffs. Blouse has center back zip. Skirt has side zip as well as elasticized area in back waistband. Both pieces are lined.
Jacket labeled a vintage size 12. Skirt labeled size 10.
Condition: Excellent with some faint fading at shoulders.
Vintage gown dates to the 1960's and is labeled "Original Antoinette Exclusive". It is made of a mottled green jacquard floral fabric (likely a silk blend) with gold lamé. Gold-toned sequined stars are hand-sewn on the front bodice and top of the skirt. Fitted bodice has high neckline front with scooped back. Skirt is pleated all around waistband. Side zippered closure. Fully lined.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Bust: 37" Waist: 29" Hip: Open Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 56 1/2" Skirt Length: 42"
Vintage gown from the 1960's is made of baby blue silk satin with glass bead "fringe". Scoop front and back neck. Center front slit in skirt. Center back metal zipper.
Condition: Very good with very small dye marks throughout from the color in the glass beads. Our cleaner said that when he dry-cleaned it that it came out fine, but it was during the steaming process where this color transfer happened. It was too light to show up in the photos, but it almost looks intentional because it is throughout.
Vintage gown dates to the 1960's and is made of pink lace with sequins sewn on in a floral pattern. Fitted bodice has scoop neck and is sleeveless. A-line skirt is ankle-length. Tulle underskirt is attached at waistband to give added volume. Center back zipper. Fully lined.