Two piece blouse and skirt ensemble dates to the 1960's. It is made of light turquoise lace that is decorated with hand-sewn blue bugle beads. The beading is done in such a way that it follows the lines of the lace's floral design. Pearl accents throughout. Scalloped hems and cuffs. Blouse has center back zip. Skirt has side zip as well as elasticized area in back waistband. Both pieces are lined.
Jacket labeled a vintage size 12. Skirt labeled size 10.
Condition: Excellent with some faint fading at shoulders.
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.
1960's black cocktail dress is with all-over floral applique is made of what is likely black synthetic crepe. Silky flowers are hand sewn on and have velvet centers. Dress is fitted throughout with a front v-neck and spaghetti straps. Center back plastic zipper. Lined with black silk.
Condition: Excellent. The loose flowers were tacked down by our tailor, but it is possible that there are a few that need tacking.
Bust: 32" Waist: 26" Hips: 34" Center Back Length: 31 1/2"
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"