Playful Isabel Canovas handbag is shaped like a milk carton and dates to the 1980's. Extremely soft black leather exterior. Each side of the "carton" has a picture of shortbread in varying stages of ingestion, from untouched to the very last bite. Shortbread is hand-painted onto leather then trimmed and highlighted with gold leaf. Double tube-shaped handles. Golden yellow faille interior with three side pockets, one of which zips closed. Two snap closure.
Condition: Good. Very good with a dent in the exterior (see 3rd image) and some surface scratching.
Vintage jacket from Issey Miyake's A-Poc (A Piece of Cloth) line dates to the 1990's and is made of ruched bronze fabric (presumably a cotton blend). Elbow-length sleeves. Front diagonal pockets. Elasticized trim. Center front zipper. Unlined.
Vintage cape from Issey Miyake dates to the 1980's and is made of striped tan wool. It has a relaxed shape with two openings for the arms at the elbows. Asymmetrical back and side seam. Unlined. No closures.
Avant-garde dress from Issey Miyake dates to the early 1980's and is made of 100% cotton that is hand-dyed with a batik process. Deep v-neck has two ties. Caftan-like cut is very boxy. Unlined. No closures. Never worn. Garment is new with tags.
Labeled a size Small, but we feel that the dress is really an open size due to the measurements (see below).
Striking dress from Issey Miyake's Fete line is made of orange fabric that is permanently pleated with an almost ghostly abstract print in black and white. Contrasting pleats in a chevron pattern run vertically down the center front. Side button closure. Unlined.
Labeled a Japanese size 2.
Bust: 34-46" Waist: 28-40" Hips: 32-44" Center Back Length: 45"
Vintage ensemble from Issey Miyake's Flower Pleats Series dates to his Spring/Summer 1990 collection. It is made of 100% heat set polyester with a brown and black woodgrain print. Large sculptural circular forms are created on blouse and skirt with discs in the fabric, from which the fabric radiates. No closures on the blouse. Skirt has side button closure.
Exact dress in a different colorway is part of LACMA's permanent collection. Please see link for image- http://collections.lacma.org/node/188255.
Labeled size Medium, but would be better suited for a small as the skirt's waist is fixed (although button could be moved to add an inch or two to the waist).
Asymmetrical gown from Issey Miyake was part of his Spring/Summer 2006 Collection. It is made out of indigo-colored cotton jersey with ikat-like, abstract print. Pieces of black braided jute anchor gathers throughout the dress and have ends that are left hanging. Handkerchief hem. Unlined. No closures.
Issey Miyake Artist Series No. 3- Tim Hawkinson is made of cream pleated polyester. No closures. Unlined. New with tags. Labeled a size 4, but please refer to measurements as it would fit a wide variety of sizes. Jumpsuit was not pinned on mannequin.
Minimalist sweater dress from Issey Miyake dates to the 1990's. Bodice is made of black wool that is finely knit and is connected to the skirt by weaving the yarn through small holes in the skirt's waistline. V-neck with stand collar. Straight skirt is pleated and is ankle-length. No closures.
Dainty necklace and earring set dates to the late 20th Century and is made of blue and clear Italian blown glass. Necklace centerpiece consists of transparent leaves that are attached by wire that is wrapped in silk or rayon yarn. Earrings consist of clusters of leaves that extend upwards. Earrings labeled Italy.
Vintage hat from Jack McConnell dates to an unknown era during the latter 20th Century. It is made of beige woven straw that has a wide band of white flowers that extend from the hat, some of which are adorned with rhinestones.
Silk scarf from Jacques Estérel circa 1970's features a graphic floral print in mustard, yellow, lilac, light blue, and pale gray. Long edges are rolled and hand-stitched. Short edges have fringed finish.
Vintage dress from English designer Janice Wainwright dates to the 1970's and is made of a jewel-toned green jersey with green velvet 1920's-inspired details. Long sleeves have slight batwing shaping and velvet trimmed snap cuffs. Flared drop waist skirt can be worn belted or without. Hook and eye closure at neckline can be worn fastened or unfastened. Unlined. No additional closures.
Labeled vintage size US 8, UK 10.
Condition: Excellent. Small faint stain at right cuff.
Bust: 38-40" Waist: 37-39" Hips: 38-42" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: 25" Center Back Length: 44"
Gorgeous bomber jacket is made from a vintage Japanese embroidered Uchikake wedding kimono. It is fashioned of cream hammered silk with densely embroidered cranes that are worked in a metallic gold thread. The crane is a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity. Fully lined. Center front zipper.
Vintage formal gown from Jean-Louis for I. Magnin dates to the 1960's and is made of black and red silk jacquard with a large floral print. Fitted bodice has a boat neck and scoop back with 3/4-length sleeves. Full skirt is pleated around the waistband and has a narrow back tie. Center back zipper. Unlined.
No size label. Please refer to measurements below.
Condition: Good with some wear to the hem. Will need to be fixed or shortened to conceal
Show-stopping gown from Jean Louis is made out of fire engine red silk chiffon. Fitted bodice has ruching that emanates from scoop neck. Wide waistband extends from just under the bust to below the waistline and is highly gathered. Straight skirt is gathered all along waistband. Long sleeves with snap cuffs. Lined throughout except for in sleeves.