Manuel Pertegaz 1960's hat is made of tightly woven, golden beige straw. Interior velvet band. Hand-written numbered tag sewn on the inside.
Condition: Very good with a small red mark on side (see photo) and some slight discoloration on back.
Crown: 5 1/2- 7"
Interior Circumference: 21 1/2"
Manuel Pertegaz is a Spanish-born designer who opened his own fashion house in the early 1940's. His designs (along with those of Jeanne Lanvin and Cristóbal Balenciaga, among others) were recently featured as a part of the exhibition, ÒBarcelona Haute CoutureÓ at The Palau Robert in Barcelona, Spain. One of his hats is owned by The Costume Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More recently (in 2004), he designed the wedding dress for of Letizia, Princess of Asturias.
Vintage sweater from Elsie Tu dates to the 1950's through early 1960's and is made of cream-colored wool. It is decorated with white seed beads in a squiggle pattern and highlighted with sapphire blue, prong-set rhinestones. Scalloped hem has beaded fringe. Fully lined. Center back metal zipper.
No size label, but we estimate it would fit a size Small.
Condition: Excellent. There is very minimal bead loss, which does not detract from the beauty of the sweater.
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 dress and sweater ensemble was made by Italian designer Anna Giovannozzi and features a cream knit ground that is completely covered with iridescent sequins. Sleeveless dress has round neck and is fitted throughout. Waist-length sweater has a single center front button closure and 3/4-length sleeves. Dress is lined and has center back zippered closure. Sweater is unlined.
Dress: Bust: 29-34" Waist: 21-26" Hip: 31-36" Center Back Length: 38" Skirt Length: 24"
Sweater: Bust: 33-35" Waist: 31-34" Across Shoulder: 15 1/2" Sleeve Length: 16" Center Back Length: 19
Condition: Good. Lining of dress has some faint yellowing throughout, presumably from perspiration. Dress has extremely faint yellowing in the underarms..
Vintage little black dress dates to the 1960's and is made of a mixture of lace and crepe. Beaded bust has a deep v-neck and opening at back. Center back zipper. Unlined. Unfortunately the label is no longer present. The original owner remembers that it was a custom-made piece for her by the Italian couture house of Gattinoni; however, this verbal provenance cannot be proven. No size label. Best suited for a size 4.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Bust: 34" Waist: 27" Hips: 35-36" Center Back Length: ~39"