Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vintage early 60's Bernetti Celery Silk Shantung Beaded Gown

The lace bodice of a 1960s silk gown is accented with small ivory pearl beads adding a touch of elegance.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

1990s Bill Blass Suit

The edges of a 1990s power suit by Bill Blass are finished with blanket stitch embroidery worked in two strands of tiny rayon cord.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Vintage Red and Black Plaid Lightweight Pendleton 49er Jacket

The shoulder has a pleat to give fullness to the bust of a classic vintage Pendleton 49er jacket.

Friday, September 25, 2009

1950s Evening Coat

A 1950s cocktail or evening coat is made from authentic Uchikake kimono silk. A Uchikake is a formal kimono made of elaborate metallic and embroidered brocade that is worn by a bride.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vintage 50's Mocha Mouton Fur Capelet

A 1950s mouton fur capelet has a double button front closure.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1960s Miss Elliette Ruffle Dress

Tiers of accordion pleats are given a lettuce edge with the use of plastic filament thread in the hem.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vintage 60s Floral Brocade Sculptured Plush Velour Swing Coat

Autumn colors combine in a soft sculptural floral velour on a 1960s swing coat.

Monday, September 21, 2009

1990s Galanos Evening Gown

The back slit of this vintage 1990s Galanos evening gown is decorated with the same buttons and loops found at the back neckline opening.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Vintage 80s Ungaro Paris Floral Silk Crepe Blouse

A 1980s silk crepe blouse by Ungaro has a softly pleated shoulder with buttons to close.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1990s Draped Cocktail Dress

Stitched tucks open into draped pleats at the waist of this 1990s cocktail dress.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vintage 50s Hand Painted Sequined Black Velvet Circle Skirt & Top

A 1950s black velvet Mexican tourist circle skirt is hand painted and accented with sequins. The ensemble has a matching top.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

1950s Marusia Full Skirted Dress

6 pleated diamonds are sewn together to form flower shapes and then stitched all over the skirt of a 1950s party dress by Marusia.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Vintage 60s Ivory Sequined Sleeveless Top

A 1960's wool knit sleeveless top is fully covered with iridescent ivory sequins.

Friday, September 11, 2009

1960s Bill Blass Dinner Suit

The shoulders are accented with epaulets and rhinestone buttons on this 1960s evening suit by Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vintage 80s Marilyn Blumer Coyote & Leather Jacket

Coyote fur is interwoven into the base wool and rayon knit fabric on a 1980's jacket.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

1950s Jacques Heim Cocoon Coat

The sleeves are ingeniously cut and sewn to curve to the front on this 1950s silk cocoon coat by couturier Jacques Heim.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vintage 60s Rogers Baby Blue Double Chiffon Peignoir

The back of a 1960s nightgown has a free hanging nylon chiffon yoke with floral trim detail.

Monday, September 7, 2009

1970s Evening Gown

Plumes of ostrich feathers in blue and green decorate the bodice of a 1970's evening gown.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Vintage 50's Gold Beaded Black Sweater

Small gold seed beads are sewn into an artful floral pattern along the font, back collar and sleeve cuffs of a 1950s black sweater.

1970s Paganne Dress

A stylized lion's head forms an unusual print on this 1970's Paganne dress.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vintage Enid Collins 'Night Owl' Jeweled Purse Handbag

The sides of a jeweled Enid Collins handbag have her trademark EC initials and the title of the purse 'Night Owl'.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

1950s Taffeta Party Dress

Stiffened tucks in the skirt form deep wings over the hips on this 1950's party dress.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vintage 40s Novelty Print Bikini Swimsuit

The top of a 1940's cotton swimsuit has an inverted V multiple shape stitching area under the bust line adding a bit of support.