Black cotton lace over pastel floral brushed cotton. Exaggerated shoulders are created by lace 'fins' that are supported by metal stays. Scalloped hem and boat neck. Short sleeves. Fully lined with pink silk. Center back zip.
Fabulous Art Deco-inspired cocktail dress from Bob Mackie dates to the 1980's. It has hand-sewn beading in geometric patterns in the bodice and rows of beaded fringe in the skirt. Front and back v-neck. Sleeveless. This dress is absolutely stunning in person. Three hook and eye closures at each shoulder. Fully lined.
No size label, but dress is approximately a size 2.
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"
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 gown from Bob Mackie likely dates to the 1990's and retailed at Amen Wardy. The sleeves and half of the bodice are made of black netting adorned with beads and rhinestones. The rest of the gown is made of thick black silk. Partially lined. Zippered back closure. Hooks and eyes at shoulders.
Vintage gown from Bob Mackie likely dates to the 1990's. It is made of black silk with a layer of black netting to which gold bugle beads and clear crystals are sewn on. Fitted throughout. High slit. Center back zipper. Lined throughout with a built-in bustier that extends from the bust to the waist. Garment is new with tags and has never been worn. Labeled a vintage size 10.
Vintage peignoir set from Bob Mackie from Glydons is made of lilac-colored nylon lace and dates to the 1980's. Long robe with scalloped collar features large bell sleeves and a detached waist tie. Nightgown has empire waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and is lined.
Iconic coat from Bonnie Cashin for Sills is made of olive green wool bouclé with pink, fuchsia, purple, and black yarn woven in an extra large check pattern. Suede trim and front waistband. Three turn metal closures at center front. Unlined. Hip pockets at side seams.
No size label.
Bust: 36" Waist: Open Hips: Open Across Shoulders: Approximately 17" Sleeve Length: Approximately 20" Center Back Length: 36"
Vintage brooch from Butler & Wilson dates to the 1990's and is made of gunmetal gray-toned metal. It features prong-set black and clear rhinestones with faux pearl accents. Double pin closures on backside. Measures 6 3/4" in length and 7/8" at widest point.
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.
Vintage 1970's ensemble from Calvin Klein retailed at Neiman Marcus and is made of cream windowpane silk. Blouse has center front button closures, a tie at the neckline, underarm gussets, and long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. Skirt is gathered all along waistband, has side seam pockets, and a button and hook and eye closure. Labeled vintage size 8. Please refer to measurements.
Condition: Very good with extremely faint discoloration at underarm.
Bust: 38" Waist: 37" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: 23" Center Back Length: 23 1/2"
Waist: 27 1/2" Hips: Open Length: 26" (Hem allowance of 4 1/4")
Fabulous four-piece ensemble from Cardinali consists of a bra top, jacket, trousers, and belt. It is made of black wool crepe with silk lining. The jacket has a car wash hem and four covered button closures at the neckline. Straight-leg trousers sit high on the waist.
Labeled vintage size 10, which is equivalent to a 4 today.
Across Shoulder: 15"
Sleeve Length: 22 1/2"
Center Back Length: 25 1/2"
Front Rise: 12 1/2"
Back Rise: 13"
Width: 1 1/2"
About Cardinali- In 1966, Marilyn [Lewis] was bored at home with two children and a husband who was running a restaurant empire. She reignited her dream of becoming a fashion designer. With no formal training and no sewing skills, she took a leap of faith and started her company Cardinali. Harry [Lewis] bought her a factory and Marilyn designed a line of 35 pieces, including suits, dresses and gowns. Saks Fifth Avenue was her first customer and her clothes retailed for $300 - $2400 in that first year (about $2000 - $16,000 in today's dollar.) Lewis only used the finest fabrics, most imported from Italy. Cardinali clothes were worn by top celebrities and socialites including Nancy Reagan, Betsy Bloomingdale, Edie Gorme, Dionne Warwick and Dyan Cannon, but what really put the company on the map was a phone call from Marlo Thomas. She wondered whether Lewis would design her wardrobe for Marlo's TV show "That Girl". Marilyn Lewis closed Cardinali after only 9 years in 1977. Although she loved the business, she became tired of the extensive travel required and found it was affecting her marriage. Cardinali garments today are rare and highly coveted by collectors and lovers of vintage couture. Courtsey of Couture Allure. (http://coutureallure.blogspot.com/2011/06/marilyn-lewis-designer-of-cardinali.html)
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.
Vintage dress from Ceil Chapman dates to the 1950's through the early 1960's. It is made of black crepe with allover sequined embellishment that is denser in the bodice than in the skirt. Fitted throughout. Squared neckline with narrow straps. Side metal zipper. Unlined.
No size label.
Condition: Excellent with a very small amount of loose/missing sequins.
Stunning cocktail dress from Ceil Chapman dates to the 1950's. It is fully covered with black sequins and has a scoop front and back neck. Twist detail at front side waist. Fully lined. Center back zipper.
Condition: Excellent with a very small amount of missing/loose sequins.