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 gown and wrap from Beverly Hills designer Maxwell Shieff dates to the 1950's and is made of black and gold jacquard with a large-scale floral motif. Gown is fitted throughout outside of a fishtail hem. Dress is lined and has a center back zipper. Wide wrap could be worn a variety of ways.
Vintage gown from Mr. Blackwell dates to the 1950's through early 1960's and is fully covered in black and fuchsia sequins. Fitted throughout. Squared bustline with narrow shoulder straps. Center back zipper. Fully lined. Back vent in skirt.
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 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 dress from La Mendola dates to the 1960's and is made of yellow silk with a polychromatic floral print. High front neck with v-neck back. Shift-style. Back zipper in skirt. Fully lined. No size label. Best suited for US 6-8.
Condition: Excellent. There are some light small stains throughout that get lost in the print unless upon close inspection. Wear consistent with age and use.
Bust: 36" Waist: 30" Hips: 38" Shoulder Seam to Hem Length: 38 1/2"
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 Marimekko dates to the 1960's. It is made of cotton printed with orange and dark pink vertical stripes. Inverted pleats begin below front and back yokes. Dress can be worn with optional sash, which changes the dress' silhouette completely. Unlined. Center front silver-toned metal button closure.
Condition: Excellent with minor wear consistent with age and use.
Labeled a vintage size 38, which would be suitable for a modern day size 2. Please refer to measurements-
Vintage gown and cape from Italian couture house Gattinoni dates to the mid 1960’s. Gown is made of cream four ply silk and is adorned with exquisite trim made of woven raffia, rhinestones, faux pearls and beads. Floor length textured pink cape has a floral pattern, matching trim around the neck band, and rhinestone buttons. Dress is fully lined and has a center back zipper closure. Lined cape is labeled, dress is not. This dress was custom made for an Italian actress at the 1965 premiere of Thunderball.
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 ensemble from Chloe dates to the 1970's and consists of a halter blouse and skirt. Silk blouse features an abstract print and ties at neck and back waist. Below knee-length skirt is made of silk jersey, has zippered closure, and is lined. Blouse is unlined.
No size label, but we estimate it to be approximately a size 0-2. Condition: Excellent.
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 gown from Galanos for Amelia Gray in Beverly Hills is made of black netting with a metallic silver scalloped pattern and is adorned with bugle beads, seed beads, and iridescent doughnut shaped paillettes. Center back zipper. Fully lined.
Condition: Excellent with minimal bead loss only discernible on very close inspection.
Shoulder Seam to Hem Length: 58"
Skirt Length: 43" (with 1 1/2" at hem to be let out)
Vintage gown from Givenchy dates to the 1970's and is made of red silk chiffon with a floral print. Bodice is fitted with a halter neckline that ties at the center back neck. Ruched panels around the bust extend around the back bodice. Cowl detailing at hips. Coordinating headband and detached waist sash. Lined with side zipper. Labelled size 38 though it would fit a contemporary 0/2.