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: Good to very good with the satin having marring throughout especially on the length of the left sleeve. The backing of the belt is cracked which has resulted in the belt no longer appearing smooth. These condition issues are reflected in the price.
Bust: 36" Waist: 32" Hips: 40" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: 22 1/2" Center Back Length: 36 1/2"
Stark white dress from Donna Karan dates to the 1990's. Structured and segmented bodice has flexible boning in every seam. Skirt has asymmetric, curved seams with soft boning, which gives this dress a very unusual shape. Sleeves can be removed by unzipping at shoulder seam. Zip front. Side pockets. Unlined. Labeled U.S size 2, Italian 38, French 36.
Black silk capelet circa 1905 from famed Paris department store, Au Bon Marché, is made of rows of pleated silk surround black scalloped embroidery. Layers of pleated sheer silk cascade down elbow-length sleeves. Lace down center front. Fastened in center front with three hooks and eyes. Fully lined.
Condition: Good to fair- Lining in bodice is intact, but there is shattering in sleeves at shoulders and breaks in fabric at pleating on sleeves. Some repairs in lace.
This gorgeous piece of 20th Century ethnic dress is made out of heavy black boiled or felted wool with red braided trim and orange soutache detailing. It is sleeveless, has no closures, and soutache "tassels" at the back waist. It is unlined except for a 4" panel on the interior sides of the center front that is lined with bright red felt with a blue and white floral print. I am not sure of the origin or age of this piece. Originally I thought that it was Middle Eastern, but a more advanced collector informed me that it was actually from Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, I cannot say which one it is definitively, but I am still looking for documentation. Either way, this is a beautiful piece of outerwear with a striking color combo and clean shape.
Condition: Excellent with one extremely small moth hole on the back approximately 8" up from the hem. All garments are cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
Eavis & Brown two-piece ensemble hasÃƒ"šÃ‚ a very Art Deco feel. Navy blue silk chiffon is embellished with square-cut white seed beads, round purple beads, navy embroidery, iridescent clear seed beads, and rhinestones. Dress is fitted throughout bodice, has a full skirt, spaghetti straps, center button back closure, and skirt zipper. Coat has mock neck, long Edwardian-like sleeves, beaded fringe around neckline, scalloped hem, shoulder pads, and single center front closure at neck. Both pieces are lined.
Labeled size M, although it fits moreÃƒ"šÃ‚ like an XS.
Vintage evening dress from English brand Eavis & Brown dates to the 1980's through 1990's. It is made of jet black lace that is adorned with black beading and sequins. Nude chiffon lining. Center back looped button closure. Labeled a size Medium, but it is best suited for a modern size 4 to 6. Please refer to measurements.
Vintage lawn blouse dates to the Edwardian Era during the 1910's. It is made of white cotton batiste with hand-embroidery, filet lace, and openwork decoration. Hidden button closure is just to the left of the center front. Unlined.
Antique Edwardian bodice dates to the early part of the 20th Century during the 1910's. It is made of cream-colored linen that has been hand-embroidered with large areas of openwork throughout. Round neck and cuffs are scalloped. Covered hook and eye closure to the right of the center front. Unlined.
Antique coat dates to the Edwardian era and is made of ivory tape lace that is sewn in a scrolling floral pattern. Unusual wide bell sleeves make this coat an extremely rare piece. Turn down collar. No closures. Unlined.
Condition: Very good, with some breaks in the lace throughout. Item has not been cleaned due to its delicate nature.
Vintage dress dates to the Edwardian Era from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Teens. It is made of white linen with panels of crocheted lace. Round neck with lace trim. Short sleeves. Center back button closure. Unlined.
Condition: Very good to excellent with light rust stains where the hooks and eyes are. This is concealed when garment is on the body. Additionally there are a few breaks in the lace at the side neckline.
Antique tea dress dates to the Edwardian Era from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Teens. It is made of white cotton with hand-embroidery and openwork throughout the bodice, at waistband, cuffs, and hem. Fitted bodice has pintucked detailing, ruffle collar, and 3/4-length sleeves. Center back button closure. Unlined.
Condition: Very goodÃƒ"šÃ‚ with a missing button and a faint stain on the front skirt. This dress could likely benefit from a soaking in Biz or Oxyclean
Lovely Edwardian white net dress with pink and mauve embroidered daises. Sheer although it is lined with self fabric. V-neck with lacing up center front. 3/4 sleeve with double ruffles at the cuffs. Skirt is ankle-length and has 3 rows of cording at hem. L-shaped snap front.
Condition: Very good with some small breaks in the netting throughout. One larger hole in the lining at the left hip (see photo).
Edwardian hat from "Coret" in San Francisco. It is made of gathered forest green jersey, lined, has an interior grosgrain band, and trimmed with black feathers. It is in good condition considering its age with fading, some very small holes, broken feathers, and a few stains.
Vintage coat from Balenciaga's house of Eisa dates to the late 1950's through mid-1960's.Ãƒ"šÃ‚ It is made of thick navy ribbed wool with brushed bronze-toned semi-spherical buttons down the center front. Side pockets are cleverly concealed in the princess seams that angle into side seams at the hip. Two inverted pleats at the back waist extend to the hem. Narrow turn down collar.Ãƒ"šÃ‚ Coat is fully lined with navy China silk.
Condition: Exterior is in excellent condition but the lining is worn and has small tearing in various areas throughout. Coat could be worn as is, but lining would most likely have to be replaced at some point. There might have been a repair at the seam in the right underarm. Item is priced accordingly.
Bust: 38" Waist: 34" Hips: 38" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: approximately 22 1/4" Center Back Length: 42"