Friday, April 29, 2011

1970s Michael Novarese Goddess Gown

Dramatic ostrich feathers are found all along the hem and draped sleeve on this 1970s evening gown by Michael Novarese.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vintage 70s Hand Embroidered Dress

A vintage 1970's ethnic Mexican dress has hand embroidered flowers on the yoke and front of dress.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1950s White Lace Wedding Gown

This 1950s wedding dress is composed of row after row of scalloped lace.  The lace has an eyelash treatment along the scallops.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vintage 1990s Celine Pencil Skirt

A vintage 90s Celine skirt is fashioned for a woven wool stripe fabric.

Monday, April 25, 2011

1970s Christos Wedding Gown

This 1970s wedding gown by Christos has lace appliques on satin.  The applique is cut from the lace fabric used on the skirt and hand sewn in place.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Vintage 20s 30s Tea Party Embroidered Peasant Dress

The bodice of an early vintage cotton voile dress has hand embroidered flowers on the bodice and smocking at the waist.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

1950s Maxwell Shieff Evening Dress

This 1950s party dress by Maxwell Shieff has beaded leaf appliques on the bodice.  The skirt is made entirely of larger petals.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vintage 50s Bikini Swimsuit w/Applique

A 1950s bikini bottom has appliques in the shape of leaves on the front.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1950s Wool Suit

The back waist of this 1950s suit is accented with a stylized bow.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

1970s Matte Jersey Disco Dress

This 1970s disco era evening gown is decorated with rows of square faceted mirrors and beads.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vintage 80s Jumpsuit with Overskirt

A vintage 80s jumpsuit has an attached overskirt.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

1950s Oleg Cassini Evening Gown

This 1950s evening gown by Oleg Cassini has rows of 10" long fringe that will move as you do.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vintage 50s Black Lace Rhinestone Button Blouse

A vintage 1950s Black Lace Blouse has rectangular rhinestone buttons.

Monday, April 11, 2011

1960s Bianchi Beaded Evening Gown

This 1960s evening gown and coat set by Bianchi was owned and worn by former Massachusetts First Lady Jennie Volpe.  The silk organza gown is covered in embroidery and beads.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Vintage 70s Ethnic Print Gauzy Cotton Blouse

A vintage 1970s ethnic print cotton gauze top has silver metallic threads woven in the fabric.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

1980s Silk Dress attributed to Valentino

The interior seams of this 1980s dress are completely finished by hand with silk binding.  I have attributed this dress to Valentino based upon the finishing techniques.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vintage 80s Layered Black Lace Mini Dress

A vintage 1980s strapless mini dress has a full lace bodice with an elasticized shirred back.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1940s Rayon Top and Skirt Set

This 1940s top and skirt set is made of plain black crepe.  The fabric for the top is given texture with a grid of straight stitches that gives the fabric a puckered look.

Monday, April 4, 2011

1960s Orange Beaded Clutch Purse

A vintage 1960s clutch purse has neon orange beads woven in with the raffia straw.

Friday, April 1, 2011

1960s Plaid Full Skirt Dress

This 1960s full skirted dress features grommets and lacing on the bodice.