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 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 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 dress from Chloe dates to the 1970's and gives nod to the styles of the 1940's. It is made of a textured black silk fabric with a multicolor silk floral print. Interesting seaming detail leaves skin exposed underneath. Unlined. Center front placket with button closures. Elbow-length sleeves have interfacing at shoulder to give height and structure. Detached belt. Labeled size 36.
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 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"
Vintage cocktail dress from Christian Dior dates to the 1980's. It is made of a mix of velvet, faille, and lame fabrics with sequins and beads adorning the front bodice. There is an interior crinoline attached at the waist that extends 12" down and adds a flattering fullness to the hips. Center back zipper. Lined in front skirt and bodice. No size label.
Bust: 34" Waist: 28-29" Hip: Open Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 44"
Vintage three-piece ensemble from Fabrice consists of an above knee-length cocktail dress, ankle-length skirt, and jacket. All pieces are made of lipstick red silk is adorned with faux pearls and silver sequins and beads in an abstract pattern. Jacket has padded shoulders and a single center front hook and eye closure at neckline. Dress and jacket are lined. Dress has no closures. Skirt has zippered closure. Main photo shows the dress and skirt worn together to create a gown. Approximate US size 2.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Vintage dress from Gianni Versace dates to the 1980's and is made of black velvet. Metallic gold trim along neckline. Long sleeves with French cuffs. Deep center front v-neck. Hip pockets. Unlined. No size label. Please refer to measurements.
Vintage cocktail dress and jacket from Loris Azzaro is made of textured blue fabric and dates to the 1980's. The dress has a jagged geometric neckline that is echoed in the waistline of the skirt. Origami-like folding on the backside of the dress creates volume and added interest. Both pieces are fully lined. Dress has center back zippered closure. Jacket has no closures.