Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vintage 50s Pink Silver Metallic Roses Gown Dress

A 1950s gown has a pink velvet ribbon bow with Rhinestone button accent at one shoulder.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

1960s Velvet Mattelasse Dress

The velvet fabric on this 1960s evening gown has an unusual mattelasse texture.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vintage 70s Wool Tweed Princess Coat

A large buttoned pocket flap is set on the side hip of a beautiful zig zag tweed coat.

Monday, December 28, 2009

1960s Bonwit Teller Evening Gown

The waistband of this 1960s evening gown extends into loops and a pleat on the skirt forms the center of a stylized bow at the side waist.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Jody and Pam wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

1960s Silk Dress

This 1960s dress is trimmed with baguette and round rhinestones.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage 1980s Strapless Prom Dress

The upper edge of a strapless bodice has a double layer of ruffles which also accent the bustline.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1960s Silk Suit

The buttonholes on the jacket of a 1960s pink silk suit are set on the diagonal for visual interest.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Vintage 60s Butte Knit Black Dress Lace Collar & Sleeves

Two tiers of matching black lace are inset on the sleeves of a 1960s Butte Knit dress.

Friday, December 18, 2009

1980s Fabrice Beaded Tutu Dress

The heavy beaded skirt of this 1980s Fabrice dress is supported by two rows of ruffled wide horsehair braid to give the effect of a tutu.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vintage 40s Revillon Saks Fifth Avenue Mongolian Fur Coat Jacket

The ivory fur on a 1940s Saks Fifth Avenue Revillon Coat is called Mongolian lamb.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

1968 Oscar de la Renta Evening Gown and Coat

This dated 1968 evening gown by Oscar de la Renta is adorned with gold braid that is decorated with rhinestones, gold beads, and bell shaped gold rings.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vintage 70s Blue with Red Racing Stripe Sleeve Rabbit Fur Jacket

The collar and sleeves on a vintage rabbit fur jacket are done in red against a base blue fur.

Monday, December 14, 2009

1968 Oscar de la Renta Evening Gown and Coat

The frog closures on this dated 1968 Oscar de la Renta opera coat are made of gold braid adorned with pearls, rhinestones, and gold and silver chains.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vintage 80s Geoffrey Beene for Gallant Mohair Sweater Coat Topper

The collar of a 1980s mohair topper has a large bow closure.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

1960s Priscilla of Boston Evening Gown

Tassels hang from a bow at the waist of this 1960s silk evening gown by Priscilla of Boston. One tassel is pink, the other yellow, to co-ordinate with the colors of the dress.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vintage 40s Men's Burgundy Smoking Jacket 40

The fabric of a 1940s smoking jacket has a circular and crescent shape brocade design throughout.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1960s Ruffle Hem Dress

A wide ruffle of self fabric forms the hem of this 1960s cocktail dress by Abe Schrader.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vintage 50s Travel Themed Airlines Novelty Print Swim Trunks W28-42

A 1905s pair of men's cotton swim trunks has a novelty print with various airline names spelled out in the print.

Friday, December 4, 2009

1950s Full Skirted Party Dress

Crystal pleated black netting is inserted as a decorative panel in the skirt of this 1950s party dress. The skirt is also decorated with swirls of self-fabric bias tape.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage 60s Azure Blue Butte Knit Skirt Suit

The front of a 1960s Butte Knit skirt suit jacket has a scallop knit loop trim that forms the button holes on the front closure placket.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

1960s Frank Gallant Suit

This 1960s Frank Gallant suit has a metal chain sewn at the inner hem of the jacket. This technique was developed by Coco Chanel as a way to weight the hem and help a suit jacket hang correctly.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vintage 70s White Knit Embroidered Long Sleeve Maxi Vest Top and Pants

The floor length top of a winter white suit has embroidery along the sides of the long front walking vents.

Monday, November 30, 2009

1960s Chanel Copy Suit

Bands of fabric are attached at the ends of the sleeves on this 1960s Jablow Chanel copy suit. At a time when women kept their suit jackets buttoned, adding a faux sleeve cuff gave the illusion that one was wearing a blouse without an added layer under the jacket.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Vintage 80s Jumpsuit with Overskirt

A new with tags strapless jumpsuit has a heavily embellished sequined top with an attached overskirt over the skinny pant legs.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

1940s Tilt Hat

A 1940s "doll" or "toy" tilt hat is decorated with large pink bugle beads that form a leaf pattern.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vintage 60s 70s Mary Jane Gingham Neoprene BeaverTail Wetsuit

A 1960s 70s Mary Jane Wetsuit has a beavertail bottom with two twist lock closures.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

1960s Oscar de la Renta Dress

De la Renta cuts long panels of the stripe and inserts them vertically at the front princess seams for visual interest in this late 1960s maxi dress.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vintage 80s Schiaparelli Pink Clutch Swing Coat Large Collar & Huge Patch Pockets

A 1980s pink wool coat has a huge cape collar and extra large patch pockets.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Vintage 50s Cocktail Dress

The bodice of this 1950s cocktail dress has two "crumb-catcher" panels that float away from the beaded satin to accent the bust.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vintage 60s Textural Wool Cadillac Black Dress

A 1960s Cadillac black wool dress has a raised rib texture throughout the knit fabric of the dress.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

1950s Navy Draped & Tucked Dress

Tucks radiate out from the left side waist on this 1950s dress.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vintage 60s Designer Jack Bryan Paisley Chiffon Halter Dress

The halter neckline on a 1960s designer gown is softly pleated at the back neckline which gives softness and fullness to the chiffon overlay on the front of the bodice.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vintage 40s Suit

The round cylinder shaped buttons, while worn, are still as interesting as can be. The buttons are sewn on edge and stand up and away from the suit when buttoned.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vintage 70s Signed Shaheen Greyhound Dog Maxi Skirt

An unusual dog print on a 1970s maxi skirt is signed by Shaheen.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

1970s Goldworm Matisse Art Print Dress

The print on this 1970s Goldworm dress is a copy of Matisse's painting "Interior in Aubergines".

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vintage 60s Butte Knit Black Dress Lace Collar & Sleeves

A 1960s Butte Knit dress has a scalloped lace neckline.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

1990s Moschino Cheap 'n Chic Dress

This 1990s dress by Moschino Cheap 'n Chic has a large round buckle at the front waist and the seams are edged with red topstitching.

Monday, November 9, 2009

1960s Textural Wool Cadillac Black Dress

Alternating ribbed and flat knit panels of textured ribbed wool create a stunning visual effect on a black raglan long sleeve wool dress designed in Italy for Cadillac.

Friday, November 6, 2009

1950s Satin Ball Gown

Petal points on the bust of this 1950s ball gown can be worn up or down.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vintage 30s Fashion Originators Guild Black Velvet Ermine Trim Dressing Gown

The collar, pockets and front button closure on a 1930s black velvet dressing gown are all trimmed in Ermine fur.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

1950s Patullo Jo Copeland Cocktail Dress

The bodice of this vintage 1950s one-shoulder cocktail dress by Patullo Jo Copeland is accented with a huge bow.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vintage Kasper Embroidered Dirndl Dress

A vintage dirndle dress has a zip front closure and a fully embroidered bodice with rick rack trim.

Monday, November 2, 2009

1980s Pauline Trigere Silk Suit

Black rhinestones are applied to the blouse of a Pauline Trigere 1980s suit. The design of the rhinestones matches the print of the silk faille used for the jacket and skirt.

Friday, October 30, 2009

NWT Vintage 50s 60s Soft Pink Corset Open Bottom Girdle

The front of a late 50s or early 60s new old stock girdle has an assortment of hooks & eyes and lacing eyelets.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

1960s Jobere Cocktail Dress

This 1960s Jobere cocktail dress has a second ruffled hem under the regular hem of the outer dress.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vintage 50s Vanity Fair Black over Pink Double Chiffon Peignoir

The bodice of a 1950s black over pink nightgown has an inset lace waistband with satin ribbon trim. The top of the bodice has matching lace that forms the shoulder straps.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

1960s Pink Satin Party Dress

The skirt of this 1960s party dress is gathered into a diamond patterned smocking detail that is set off with rhinestones.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Vintage 50s Jantzen Red Plaid Cotton Swimsuit Playsuit

The bust line on a 1950s Jantzen swimsuit has small rows of ruched elasticized self fabric.

Friday, October 23, 2009

1990 Carmelo Pomodoro Sequin Skirt

Oblong shaped silver paillette sequins are hand sewn to black wool jersey on this 1990s mini skirt by Carmelo Pomodoro.