Thursday, April 30, 2009

1950s Silk Shirtwaist Dress

The soft folded collar of this 1950's silk shirtwaist dress extends into an ascot tie.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage 50's Jane Andre Wiggle Dress

Vintage 50's golden rose brocade sleeveless wiggle dress has a sculptured scallop neckline with a self fabric bow at the waist.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1960s Evening Gown

Bows grace the shoulders of the early 1960's beaded evening gown.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Vintage 80's Michael Hoban North Beach Leather Dress

The back of a strapless Michael Hoban for North Beach Leather dress is corset laced with a leather thong.

Friday, April 24, 2009

1960s Adolphe Zelinka Suit

Grey wool mohair is crossed with gold lame in this unusual 1960's geometric Mod era suit by Adolphe Zelinka. Gold jeweled buttons accent the fabric nicely.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

1950s Reversible Half Apron

The hemline of this 1950's reversible apron is fashioned in points using a floral polished cotton and a semi sheer lavender chiffon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1960s Bob Bugnand Evening Gown

Two layers of silk georgette are ruched onto a crepe lining and held in place with tiny hidden hand stitches. The ruching is found on the bodice of an early 1960's Bob Bugnand evening gown.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

1950s Swim Cap

A 1950's Rubber colorblock swimcap is textured and has three dimensional flowers also done in alternating colors creating a color block.

Monday, April 20, 2009

1960s Sequined Wiggle Dress

Black and white sequins follow the floral design of the cotton fabric underneath on this early 1960's wiggle dress by Mardi Gras.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vintage 50s Black & White Floral Lace Sleeveless Top

A 1950's sleeveless top is made from Black and White floral lace.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

1960s Vera Neumann Dress

The asymmetric neckline of this 1960's cotton shift dress by Vera Neumann is cut to follow the lines of the print.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vintage 50's All Lace Rhinestone Button Robe

The floral shaped buttons on this 1950's all lace robe have a rhinestone center.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

1950s Strapless Bombshell Dress

Black silk taffeta forms a "crumb-catcher" shelf bust over a nude taffeta bustier lining covered in lace.

Monday, April 13, 2009

1965 Rudi Gernreich Orange & Purple Paisley Silk Cocktail Mini Dress

The silk chiffon fabric from a 1965 Rudi Gernreich mini dress has a soft crinkled effect. The pattern of the fabric is a bright wild paisley design.

Friday, April 10, 2009

1940s Philip Mangone Suit

Here's something you don't see today. The sleeves on this 1940's Philip Mangone suit are tailored to curve forward with the natural curve of your arm. Go look at a modern suit jacket in your closet. It doesn't do that, does it? One more reason to choose the quality of vintage clothing!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vintage 60's Men's Mocha Brown Chamois Suede Californian Car Coat

The back of a 1960's men's car coat has an inverted pleat above the back half belt which transitions into a vent at the hemline.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1960s Evening Cape

The large collar of this 1960's metallic evening cape is filled with stiff netting so it poufs.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vintage 60's Floral Embroidered Wiggle Dress

The fabric of a 1960's wiggle dress is embellished with a machine embroidered floral design.

Monday, April 6, 2009

1970s Pauline Trigere Evening Gown

The buttonholes on this 1970s silk evening gown by Pauline Trigere are worked by hand, a true sign of couture level craftmanship.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vintage 80's Cache Black Beaded & Sequined Bubble Dress

The collar of a 1980's bubble dress is adorned with mutiple rows of bugle beads.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

1950s Rothmoor Suit with Cape

The darts are angled and sewn to the outside for a nice decorative detail on the skirt of a 1950s Rothmoor suit with matching cape.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vintage 60s Blue Rose Summer Wiggle Dress

A blue rose is artfully camouflaged in the print on this 1960's wiggle dress.