Friday, May 29, 2009

Vintage 50's Jean of California Ecru & Black Lace Wiggle Dress

The hemline of a 1950's lace dress is softly shirred adding interest to the scalloped edge of the lace.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

1960s Victoria Royal Evening Gown

Opulent beading adorns the bodice of a 1960's evening gown by Victoria Royal, Ltd.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vintage 50's Van Raalte Black Illusion Lace Pink Ribbon Trim Nylon Full Slip

Illusion lace bodice and hemline of a 1950's full slip has black lace overlay against a blush nylon background. Sweet soft blush pink ribbon is woven into the lace captured at the edge of bodice

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vintage 30s Garden Party Dress

Smocking stitches at the waist add fullness to the back of the skirt on this 1930's silk floral garden party dress.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vintage 60's Color block Embroidered Donkey Pocket Dress

A large patch pocket on the front of a 1960's colorblock dress has an appliqued and embroidered donkey decoration.

Friday, May 22, 2009

1950s Silk Party Dress

Elaborate eyelet embroidery accents the wide waist and hem on this 1950's silk chiffon full skirted party dress.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vintage 70s Hand Rolled Silk Scarf by Vera

A 1970's silk scarf by Vera carries her signature. This is her larger signature that is on pieces from the 70's and 80's.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

1950s Party Dress

The bell shaped skirt of this 1950's party dress is accented with ruched panels and large bows at the front and back.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vintage 40's Holyvogue Trapunto Tie

A Vintage Hollyvogue tie has trapunto work. Trapunto is a process of stuffing the fabric from underneath and applying decorative stitching on the top creating a raised surface. It is an Italian word meaning to embroider.

Monday, May 18, 2009

1960s Pat Sandler Evening Gown

Large rhinestones, orange beads, and unusual silver disk sequins with cut-outs form a Cleopatra bib style collar on this 1960s evening gown by Pat Sandler.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Vintage 70s Sleeveless Polka Dots and Stripes Maxi Dress

A delightful combination of various sizes of polka dots and stripes are blended to create a fun print on this 1970's maxi dress.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vintage 40s African Print Dress

A straight band of contrasting print is seamed to curve up over the shoulder on this late 1940's dress which brings to mind the work of the designer Tina Leser.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vintage 60's Miss Elaine Marc Signature Bright Bold Ruffled Bodysuit

The nylon jersey fabric of this Miss Elaine bodysuit has the signature 'Marc'. There was a series of signature marc fabrics used in pieces by the company, and we have learned that the identity of 'marc' is now the Chairman of Miss Elaine.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1950s Jerry Gilden Dress

The neckline of this 1950's full skirted dress by Jerry Gilden is notched to allow a lower scoop.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Vintage 60's Delhiwala India Yellow Silk Embroidered Sleeveless Dress

The front neckline of this 1960's silk dress has a single hook closure at the top creating a keyhole with embroidery adorning the front and back of bodice.

Friday, May 8, 2009

1960s Serbin Screenprint Dress

This 1960s Serbin screenprint silk dress has the Serbin signature at the bottom of the butterfly print.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vintage 70's Catherine Ogust for Penthouse Gallery Origami Maxi Dress

Bright vivid colors make up an origami type print on this Catherine Ogust Maxi Dress. Dress has a mandarin collar and self fabric knotted buttons.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

1940s Film Noir Dress

The sleeves of this 1940's dress have deeply cut armholes and a dolman shape. This was a popular style immediately post-war in 1946-47.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vintage 70's Bonnie Cashin for Meyers Black Leather Purse

A vintage Bonnie Cashin black pebbled leather purse incorporates interesting pocket treatments.

Monday, May 4, 2009

1960s Lillie Rubin Beaded Cocktail Dress

Swirls of lace are accented with rhinestones, beads, and dangling crystals on this 1960's cocktail dress by Lillie Rubin.

Friday, May 1, 2009

1980 Eel Skin Clutch

The top flap of a 1980's eel skin clutch purse is sewn and treated into a windowpane like pattern creating an interesting texture which compliments the balance of the purse.