Vintage dress dates to the 1950's. It retailed at Polly's on Park Ave. and was designed by Evelyn Byrnes Inc. It is made from ivory cotton or cotton blend fabric with a green and orange floral print. Fitted bodice has front boat neck and scoop back neck. Diagonal gathering on wide waistband panel culminates in a fabric covered buckle at side waist. Skirt is gathered all around waist seam. Gauze lining. Center back metal zippered closure. Please note that this dress was not photographed with a crinoline underneath.
Across Shoulder: 16"
Approximately Sleeve Length: 5"
Approximately Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 40 1/2"
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..
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 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 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, but dress is approximately a US size 4-6.
Vintage cocktail dress from Donald Brooks dates to the 1960's and is made of black wool crepe and features faux pearl detailing at the neckline and down the center back bodice. There is gathering just under the bust in a V formation resulting in a slight fullness to the skirt. Long sleeves have zippered cuffs. Fully lined. Center back zipper with hook and eye closures at upper back. Although the Elizabeth Arden tag remains, the Donald Brooks tag is missing.
Bust: 34" Waist: 26" Hips: Open Across Shoulders: 14 3/4" Sleeve Length: 22 1/2" Center Back Length: 38"
Space-age dress from Donald Brooks dates to the 1960's and is made of cream-colored silk satin. Wide bands of fabric are concentrically stitched around neckline, at cuffs, down center front, and around the hem. A-line skirt. Wide bell sleeves. Center front covered snap closures. Fully lined. Detached belt with same stitching.
Condition: Excellent. The original lining of the belt was cracking, so an additional backing was added to the belt. It is unseen when worn.
Vintage cocktail dress by Larrry Aldrich dates to the 1960's and retailed at Doris Scott. It made of black crepe that is adorned with black bugle beads in a squiggle pattern throughout. Round neck and short sleeves. Center back zipper. Fully lined in kelly green silk.
Condition: Excellent with a few loose beads throughout.
Vintage dress from Ann Buck dates to the 1970's and is made of slate blue matte jersey. It features a sheer lace panel at center front bust and suede accents. Attached tie ties at center back waist. Unlined. No closures.
We estimate this dress to fit a US size 2/4.
Condition: Good. Some faint staining on back right shoulder (see photograph).
Vintage gown from Chloe dates to the 1970's and features a bodice that is embellished with sequins, beading, and embroidery that depicts ships, houses, clouds, and waves. High boat neck in the front with back v-neck. Straight skirt features a peplum-like detail at the hip and zippered closure at center back. Bodice is made of double layers of what feels like silk chiffon and skirt appears to be made of a lined rayon. Gown retailed at Neiman Marcus. Labeled a size 42.
Vintage little black dress from Halston is made of silk dupioni and dates to the 1970's. Bodice features a deep v-neck, doleman sleeves, and is fitted from the underbust to the waist. Full skirt is gathered all around waistband. Two ties at the center back bodice create a dramatic effect. Unlined. Side snap closure in skirt.
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 dress from Azzedine Alaia dates to the 1980's and is made of a soft cotton chenille. Bodice has blouson styling that extends into the sleeves. Dress is fitted at the waist and has a full skirt. Interior waistband. Unlined. Center front button closure. Labeled a size Small.
Vintage cocktail dress dates to the 1980's and is made of black matte jersey that is adorned with sequins throughout the front and back torso. Sleeves are gathered and drape beautifully. Stand neckline is gathered at center back and has hook and eye closures. Unlined.
Missing designer and size labels. It was purchased from the original owner who believed it to be Marc Bower. Best suited for a size 2-4
Vintage cocktail dress from Bob Mackie dates to the 1980's and is made of black fabric that is dotted with copper-colored sequins with a black chiffon overlay. From the hips to the hem, the dress is covered with black beaded fringe. Short sleeves and round neck are trimmed with a band of black bugle beads. Center back zippered closure.
No size label.
Bust: 32-33" Waist: 28" Hips: 34" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: 7" Center Back Length (including fringe): 36"
Vintage 1980's Christian Dior party dress dates to the 1980's and is made of iridescent green silk taffeta. Fitted bodice is ruched throughout. Skirt is fitted and features vertical ruffles. Lined with a side zipper. No size label though we estimate it to be a 0/2.
Bust: 32" Waist: 24" Hips ~ 34" Shoulder Seam to Hem Length: 39" Skirt Length: 24"