Vintage suit from Irene retailed at Bullocks and dates to the 1960's. It is made of navy blue gabardine with a small checkered pattern. Boxy jacket has diagonal seamed detailing, bronze-toned metal buttons, and 3/4-length sleeves. Straight skirt has a wrap look and is knee-length. Green chiffon scarf looks as though it was once connected at center back neck. Both pieces are lined.
No size label.
Jacket: Bust: 36" Waist: 35" Across Shoulder: 15" Sleeve Length: 20" Center Back Length: 21 1/2" Skirt: Waist: 25" Hip: 34" Length: 22 1/2"
Pair of earrings from Isabel Canovas is made of gold-toned meta and dates to 1989 from her Comedia dell'arte collection. Earrings depict two different masks and have clip backs. Both earrings are signed.
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.