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.