Vintage anonymous ball gown dates to the 1950's and is made of multiple layers of cream silk organza. Silk satin waistband and skirt panels feature striking red cut velvet flowers with beaded detailing. Fitted bodice is strapless and features interior boning. Full skirt has crinoline sewn in at the waist that may have been added after the gown was made. Center back metal zipper. This is a very well-made gown that employed couture-like finishing and materials. Unfortunately no label is present.
We would estimate this gown to be approximately a size 0 to 2
Condition: Excellent. There is a very small hole in the top layer of the skirt. It is difficult to notice.
Bust: 32" Waist: 25" Hip: Open Skirt Length: Approximately 45"
Vintage dress from Spanish designer Don Luis de Espana dates to the 1970's and is made of a white synthetic jersey. Fabric features a bold floral print that is concentrated at the hem. A panel is attached to each back shoulder, which creates a dramatic effect. Unlined. Center back plastic zipper.
1980's couture dress from the boutique, "Miguez-Carton" in Cannes, France. Shirred front and back bodice. Spiderweb lace across top chest and down sleeves is decorated with black sequins and white satin rosettes. Diagonal peplum has body and stiffness and is lined with white taffeta. Back skirt vent. Center back zipper. Fully lined. This is an extremely high-quality, hand-finished dress that is reminiscent of Vicky Tiel's designs; however, no designer label is present.
No size label.
Bust: 36" Waist: 29" Hips: 38 1/2" Across Shoulder: 15" Sleeve Length: 22" Center Back Length: 45" Skirt Length: 28 1/2"
Vintage dress from Kathryn Conover New York by Night dates to the 1980's and features a black bodice with a yellow notched collar. Black and white polka-dotted skirt has a narrow band of synthetic horsehair to give it volume. Detached wide belt has a velcro closure. Center front snap closure in bodice and wide hook and eye at waist. Fully lined. Dress is labeled a vintage size 4. Please refer to measurements below as sizes are not standardized.
Condition: Very Good with two faint spots on right lapel and 1/4" faint fabric flaw on right lapel. Pen mark on left skirt that is hidden by the pleat.
Vintage gown from Adolfo dates to the 1980's and is made of jet black velvet with black silk taffeta accents. Diagonal asymmetrical neckline with oversized ruffled shoulder. Slit in hem at left calf. Center back diagonal zipper. Fully lined.
Vintage dress from Alaia dates to the 1990's and is made of transparent black stretch lace with a taupe-colored slip attached at the center front and side seams. Ribbed trim around neckline, cuffs, and hem. No closures.
No size label, but we estimate it would fit a Small to Medium.
1970's gown from Alfred Bosand. Purple and gray lace with bright red bugle beads. Deep v-neck. Spaghetti straps. Scalloped lace hem starts at knee and has purple metallic accents. Center back zipper. Fully lined. Skirt lining is cut on the bias.
No size label.
Condition: Very good with a small area of loose beads on one of the straps.
Bust: 34-36" Waist: 27-30" Hips: 36-40" Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 55"
Floor-length gown from Amelia Gray dates to the 1960's and is made out of jet black satin. V-neck is punctuated by a large frog closure. Tapered sleeves with zip cuffs. Center front zipper is concealed by an inverted pleat. Fully lined.
No size label.
Bust: 34-35" Waist: 31" Hips: Open Across Shoulders: 14 1/2" Sleeve Length: 22" Center Back Length: 55"
Vintage gown from Andrea Odicini dates to the 1980's and is made of black and white polka-dotted silk. Squared neckline with gathered short sleeves. Dramatic open back is accented with large bows. Fishtail hem. Fully lined. Zippered and snap closure. Labeled a size 46. Please refer to measurements.
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 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.
Bill Blass cocktail dress circa 1980's is made out of black silk organza with black silk chiffon that covers the chest and arms. Fitted bodice has a round neckline and long tapered sleeves with three covered button closures. Full skirt is pleated all around waistband and has a center front ecru insert. Lined except for throughout chiffon. Center back zipper with keyhole opening and looped button closure at neckline.
No size label.
Condition: Very good with some light wear to seams inÃƒ"šÃ‚ chiffon.
Vintage gown from Bill Blass dates to the 1980's and retailed at I. Magnin. It is made of neutral-colored ombré silk with an animal print. Loose-fitting, exterior bodice has v-neck and batwing sleeves with zippered cuffs. Center front bow at waistline. Large keyhole opening at center back. Covered button closure at back neck. Center back zipper. Lined.
No size label.
Bust: 34-36" Approximately High Waist: 28" Hip: Open Across Shoulder: 15" Approximately Sleeve Length: 24" Approximately Center Back Length: 54"
Gorgeous column gown from Bob Mackie is made of light gray fluid jersey. Fitted bodice is adorned with two bands of sequins and bugle beads. Straight skirt is gathered all along waistband. Center back zipper. Bodice is boned and lined.
Condition: Good with some vertical fading in the skirt that almost gets lost in the folds. Additionally, the pads in the bust need to be replaced or removed.
Vintage evening gown from Bob Mackie dates to the 1980's and is made of nude stretch netting that is adorned with sinuous bands of silver bugle beads, cream sequins, and pearls. Gown has long sleeves with zippered cuffs, a mock neck, and is fitted throughout. Front hem curves upwards into a high slit on the left leg. Fully lined. Center back zipper. Labeled a vintage size 6. Please refer to measurements, as sizes have changed over the years.
Condition: Excellent with a repair at the top of the slit that is visible upon inspection. Pin tuck on left back is weak and needs to be stabilized.
Vintage dress from CD Greene retailed at Fred Hayman and dates to the 1990's. It is made of rayon matte jersey that has polka dots of varying sizes made of mirrors that are glued on. Deep scoop front and back neck. No closures. Lined.
1980's Carolina Herrera sample gown. Bodice is made of black velvet with scoop neck and long sleeves with zippered cuffs. Full skirt is made up of black organza "petals". Center back zipper. Fully lined.
Chanel boutique dress is made out of red silk dupioni. Short sleeves with open detail at shoulders. Front and back v-neck. Crisscrossed bodice. Skirt's pleats release below the hips to create a flattering silhouette. Center back zipper with button and snap closure in back bodice. Lined only throughout bodice and hips.