Vintage evening gown from Lanvin dates to the 1970's and is made of cream-colored faille, possibly synthetic or a synthetic blend. It features a mock neck, center front covered button closures, and a slight leg of mutton sleeve with zippered cuff. Labeled a vintage size 10. Please refer to measurements.
Condition: Excellent. Silk lining has some damage to it. This is not noticeable when worn.
Vintage dress from English designer Leslie Sandra dates to the late 1960's through 1970's. It is made of high-quality chocolate brown stretch matte jersey and features beautiful rounded cutouts around the front and back necklines. Dense draping extends outwards from the princess seams. Long billowing sleeves have snap cuffs. Mock neck. Center back zipper. Unlined. Labeled a vintage size 10; however, it is closer to a modern day 0-2. Please refer to measurements.
Bust: 30-32" Waist: 24-25" Hip: Open Center Back Length: 40 1/2"
Vintage gown from Lesley Sandra dates to the 1970's and is made of layers of navy silk chiffon with a handkerchief hem. Sequined and beaded detailing at front and back neckline and sleeves. Fully lined. Center back zipper.
Condition: Excellent with a small mend in the chiffon.
Bust: 35 1/2" Hip: 40" maximum Center Back Length: 57"
Loris Azzaro black sweater has chain and beaded trim around neckline, hem, cuffs, and center front. Center front snap closure. Unlined. Please note that the designer label is missing from this piece; however, we purchased the identical sweater in purple that still has the label intact. No size label, but we estimate that it is best suited for a modern day XS.
Bust: 28-32" Waist: 24-26" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: 18" Center Back Length: 18"
Vintage gown from Loris Azzaro dates to the 1970's and is made of black netting with glitter dots in a stripe pattern. Tiered ruffle skirt with bow at center front. Gown is lined except for neckline and sleeves. Center back zippered closure with hooks and eyes at upper back. Looped button closures at wrists. No size label but we estimate it to be a 0/2.
Vintage gown from Loris Azzaro dates to the 1970's and is made of black jersey with a transparent chiffon insert in front and back bodice. Insert is adorned with black and slate blue sequins and black bugle beads. Halter style neckline. Center back zipper. Unlined. No size label. Please refer to measurements-
Vintage dress from Louis Féraud Paris dates to the 1970's. It is made of stretch jersey with a striking geometric print in orange, sky blue, brown, purple, and gray. Round neck. Long tapered sleeves. Unlined. Center back covered button closure at neckline.
1970's caftan from Malcolm Starr is made of white cotton twill with black velvet and floral printed cotton appliqued in graphic patterns throughout. Keyhole neckline. Wide long sleeves. Center front zipper. Lined.
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.
Vintage sleeveless coat from Missoni dates to the 1970's and is made of a green double-faced wool. The exterior is a textured houndstooth pattern in green, white, and navy blue. Lining has same color palette, but in a striped pattern instead. Capelet is attached at neckline and extends to nearly elbow-length. Detached waist belt is the only closure.
1970's sweater coat from Missoni. Brown, blue, and tan plaid wool. Ribbed cuffs and trim are made from brown knit. Patch pockets at hips. Hook and eye closure at center front neckline with tie. Unlined.
Vintage ensemble from Missoni dates to the 1970's and is made of a metallic pleated lurex knit. Blouse has an elastic waistband and ruffled trim at neckline and elasticized cuffs. Maxi skirt is lined and has an elastic waistband. Both pieces are unlabeled; however, the skirt has the orange thread from where the label was stitched on (see last photo). No closures on either piece. Labeled vintage size 46.
Vintage gown from Missoni dates to the 1970's and retailed at Apropos boutique. It is made of a soft silk jersey with an active floral print in bold colors. Orange knit straps and center front insert. Center back slit at hem. Unlined. No closures. Belt is not original to the gown, nor is it included in the price. Labeled a size 46; however, it could accommodate a much smaller size if it were belted.
Vintage gown from Missoni is made of gray metallic lurex with a floral motif and has caftan-like styling. Gown is made of two rectangles of fabric (front and back panels) that are stitched along the body lines to create a form fitting dress. Unlined. No closures outside of detached waist sash. Labeled a vintage size 44.
Vintage gown from Mr. Blackwell dates to the 1970's. The bodice is made of sheer nude netting that has red sequins that are sewn in an inverted v-shape. They are accented with prong-set clear rhinestones. Full length skirt is made of red jersey. Unlined. Center back zipper.
Vintage Norma Kamali OMO dress or coat dates to the late 1970's through early 1980's. It is made of sheer brown fabric that is covered in rows of bronze sequins. Deep v-neck. Heavily padded shoulders. Center front heavy duty hook and eye closures. Unlined.
No size label, but would fit a US size XS to S.
Condition: Very good with very minor sequins loss.
Brightly-colored coat or dress from Oscar De la Renta dates to the 1970's. It is made of bright orange jacquard with a geometric design in green and purple. Round neck. Long, tapered sleeves with buttoned cuffs. Center front closure with spherical rhinestone-encrusted buttons. Lined.
Condition: ExcellentÃƒ"šÃ‚ with one missing rhinestone button nearest to the hem.
Two-piece ensemble from Oscar de la Renta dates to the 1970's. It is made of pale pink silk with a pastel floral pattern. Blouse has scoop neck front, v-neck back, zip closure, and a sheer over-layer. Skirt is gathered at waistband and has an attached waist sash. Both pieces are lined.
Vintage gown from Pauline Trigère dates to the 1970's and is made of cream-colored crocheted fabric. Dress has fitted bodice with v-neck front and scoop back neck, spaghetti straps, and an a-line skirt. Sleeveless bolero has rounded neckline and hits just below the bust. Both pieces are lined. Dress has center back zippered closure and bolero has no closures.