Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1970s Fur Coat

This 1970s coat is made from rare Springbok fur and edged in doeskin suede.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vintage 50s Blue Full Slip

Floral lace is appliqued atop the bust line of a 1950s vintage slip.

Monday, August 29, 2011

1970s Yves St. Laurent Russian Collection Jacket

This 1970s red satin jacket by Yves St. Laurent is quilted with gold threads in a star pattern.  The edges are finished with braid.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Vintage 60s Alfred Shaheen Dress

A vintage 60s Alfred Shaheen Rayon dress has his signature in the print.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

1970s Knit Dress

Rows of graduated knit stitches stand out among the purl stitches that make up this 1970s knit dress.  The graduated knit stitches accent the waist of the dress.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vintage Sweater with Feather Design

A feather design is knit into the weave of a 1950s sweater.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1970s Donald Brooks Dress and Jacket Set

Instead of using stitched buttonholes Donald Brooks left openings in the seam between the body and the contrast band for the buttons on this 1970s dress and jacket set.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vintage 60s Lilli Diamond Dress with Mink Tails

4 mink tails extend from a sash of wool on a fabulous vintage 60s Lilli Diamond dress.

Friday, August 19, 2011

1960s Beaded Owl Purse

This 1960s beaded purse is styled like those of Enid Collins and came from a craft kit.  You added the jewels, sequins, and trims yourself.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vintage Bonnie Cashin for Coach

The front of a vintage Bonnie Cashin for Coach purse tote has a front kiss lock coin purse.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

1950s Wool Suit

This 1950s wool suit has top-stitched curved pockets that mimic the curve in the neckline.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

1970s Alice of California Blouse

A 1970s Blouse from Alice of California closes with a woven frog.

Monday, August 15, 2011

1950s Tweed Swing Coat

This 1950s tweed swing coat has unusually shaped pockets with flaps both at the bust area and the hips.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vintage 80s NBL Red Leather Open Back Dress

A 1980s Red Leather Dress by Michael Hoban for North Beach Leather has an open back.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

1990s Bill Blass Suit

The silk used for this 1990s suit by Bill Blass is a silk satin with a jacquard weave in a crocodile pattern.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1930s Velvet Opera Coat

The collar of this 1930s opera coat has tucks all the way around to give it shape, almost like the petals of a flower.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Vintage 50s Rhinestone studded dress

The neckline of a 1950s dress is studded with rhinestones.

Friday, August 5, 2011

1970s Leonard of Paris Dress

The Leonard signature is scattered throughout the print on this 1970s maxi dress by Leonard of Paris.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vintage 80s Jean Muir Dress

A vintage 80s Jean Muir dress has two tone buttons at top the of the shoulders.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

1950s Townley Suit

Bands of faille are applied at the front of this 1950s tweed suit by Townley.  The seams at the center of the bands are left open to form slot buttonholes.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vintage 60s Ruched DressA 1960s yellow chiffon dress

A 1960s yellow chiffon dress has a ruched bodice and chiffon swags hanging from the back of the neckline.

Monday, August 1, 2011

1960s Ball Gown by Ernest Newman

The hemline of this early 1960s ball gown by California couturier Ernest Newman is arched in the front and forms a train in the back.