Vintage dress likely dates to the 1930's and is made of black silk with orange accents. Beautiful and dramatic Chinese-inspired embroidery is worked in ombre thread and adorns the front and back. Unlined. Center front frog closures at neckline. Other than that, there are no closures.
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 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 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.
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.
Measurements- Bust: 35 1/2" Hip: 40" maximum Center Back Length: 57"
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 dates to the 1970's and is made of a black matte jersey with lattice cutouts at neckline. Dress consists of a fitted under-dress with front and back panels that are attached and gathered just under cutouts. Unlined. Center back zipper with hook and eye closures.
We purchased this gown from the original owner who remembers buying it in England; however, the piece is unfortunately missing its label.
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 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 and jacket ensemble from Missoni dates to the 1970's and is made of silk jersey with an abstract floral print. Sheath gown has front and back V neck with black woven spaghetti straps and a center back slit. Ankle length jacket has ribbed cuffs and matching ribbed detailing at shoulders. Both dress and jacket are unlined and have no closures. While the fabric is not body conscious, it is slinky and drapes very nicely.
Labeled vintage size 46.
Condition: Good. Light snagging throughout in jacket as well some extremely small stains in both pieces. Two small holes in the front bodice of the jacket as if someone put a pin through it.
Bust: 36-42" Waist: 36-44" Hips: 40-48"
Center Back Length: 58"
Across Shoulders: 16" Sleeve Length: 25" Center Back Length: 57"
Vintage dress from Robert David-Morton dates to the 1970's and is made of a very lightweight synthetic jersey. Fabric has multicolored geometric print. Angular neckline echoes the print. Rushed bust and under bust. Lined only in front bust. Center back zipper.
No size label.
Bust: 32-36" Waist: 26-29" Hips: Open Across Shoulders (approximate): 15" Sleeve Length (approximate): 21" Center Back Length: 59"
Vintage gown from Zandra Rhodes is made of ivory silk chiffon with her iconic "Field of Lilies" print. Off the shoulder blouson bodice has slightly batwing sleeves with elasticized cuffs. Three bands of elastic at waist. Full skirt is a slightly different color than bodice. Bodice is lined; skirt is not. No closures. Neckline can be cinched or made wider from a narrow drawstring that ties at center front interior. Detached ivory satin belt. Vintage Size 8..
Vintage gown from Bill Blass dates to the 1980's and is made of a dark forest green velvet. Ruched bodice features a large plume of iridescent green feathers radiating from a center front rhinestone cluster. Strapless. Fully lined. Center back zipper. No size label though we estimate it to be a 0/2.
Emanuel Ungaro gown dates to the 1980's and is made of royal blue silk. Strapless bodice has a v-neck and is pleated at bust. Diagonal pleating radiates from the left under-bust downwards and creates an extremely flattering silhouette. Lined. Center back zippered bodice. Waist snaps all around back. Labeled a vintage size 6, but would be best suited for a modern day size 0-2.