From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Diana Dew was best known for her electric dresses.
The bubble overskirt over the straight skirt under with beaded applique which matches the applique across the gathered bodice. This WILL attract compliments! Disregard the size Medium tag I haven't found a photo of Melanie wearing this piece, but it was worn It totally blends in with the pattern of the hand-painted floral silk. Interesting shape of a sleeveless cape which can be worn many different ways Great bathing suit cover up or wear over just about anything. Can also be used as a regular scarf.
Even now, I find it thrilling to have found something this incredible. Gorgeous enough for a museum. Check out the close-up photos to see the detail. The trim is a black Mongolian curly lamb, and the coat is lined in a heavy black faux fur for warmth. The coat is quite heavy and warm! Comes with the original matching wide belt with leather tie. Excellent condition just 2 hooks missing As it's of the late 60s, early 70's So best for you to be smaller than the measurements.
Also Listed in the Furs, etc. You know if you saw this in a s Vogue ad, the girl would be wearing white go-go boots and a vinyl hat with the white Courreges Eskimo glasses which I happen to have for sale as well at: Fairly heavy weight pieces in what seems to be a cotton blend?
This suit weighs an astonishing FIVE pounds!!! The trim, breast pockets and belt are a canary yellow heavy ribbed fabric. The only issue is one extremely light small spot found on the lower skirt back see photo and the fact that the belt needs a cleaning. The skirt is slight hip-hugger, A-line and seems the zipper is to be worn in the front!!! Also Listed in the Museum Category. So you don't need to wear this many petticoats, but I wanted to give you an idea of how much material is in this skirt!
If you click on the photo at left to see how it looks without any petticoats none come with it. The skirt is lovely as it's "tiered" with stitching and minor shirring. The wide waist and halter top gives this the coveted "Marilyn Monroe" look.
Otherwise, you might need to get creative and cover with a long flowing ribbon or something There are no tags sadly, but just think Jean Shrimpton if you are too young to know her, then please google her. If it does, you WIN!!! Calvin designed for various Seventh Avenue fashion houses for five years before launching his own line of coats in This could be one of his first pieces!! Bright purple cotton velvet double-breasted trench maxi coat!!
You can wear the neckline 3 different ways There is a very long 33" slit at the back to ad walking. There are real pockets under the flaps of course. The only issue is that the original belt is missing. Obviously it's very wearable without a belt So sweet, classy and "Audrey Hepburn" from the front Obviously best for those girls who can get away with going braless that's NOT me. I tried to photograph this so you can see the fringe detail Black thin crepe material.
Great LBD from the 's. Isn't that what vintage is all about?? This jacket could SO easily been assumed to be a Balenciaga jacket from the s. The only way you know it isn't is because the tags are modern. The boxy tulip shape is classic Balenciaga Wild wide "belt" at mid back! Wonderful sparkling rhinestone buttons are decorative as the jacket closes with three snaps up the front.
The sign of an expensive jacket is the attention to detail. The textured fabric is used on a diagonal to match the shape of the jacket Up to 38" bust but marked size Ilie Wacs was a celebrated coat designer. He just passed away at age 86 in September , but he left "an indelible mark on the history of fashion.
He was the head designer from through among the ranks of other great Originala designers Marc Bohan and Louis Dell'Olio. The kind of item that you will treasure in your closet. I added the black satin sash belt A sash like this will make it look like the smoking jacket. A regular belt will make it look more like a coat or coatdress.
Rhinestone belt for another look. Practically one size fits all! I was told this was worn by Miss California during the Miss America pagent. It DOES look incredibly cute on, but seems a wacky story. Get out the slippers and black satin pants! This was likely a man's smoking jacket, but equally terrific for a woman. And because it's just a wrap style, will fit nearly everyone It can easily be worn large. Shown on a size 6 mannequin, she looks comfy, don't you think?
I just tried this on myself, and I look damn good in it as well! I should never try anything on, as I wonder if I should just keep it. Luckily the arms are way too long for me at 5'2" so I would need to tailor it, so The jacket is claret red with a gold circular brocade design.
It has black satin lining, lapel, and cuffs. The belt doesn't come with it Front pockets with black border. Excellent condition with just some very light scuff marks on satin and extremely minor pulls. I'm being extremely picky!!! Would make a great gift! Could even be used by a woman as an outerwear jacket because it will be big enough to fit a sweater underneath.
Check out the bodice first Strapless gown with matching chiffon scarf to be worn however you wish. I always like this look, but that's just me. The skirt on this gown is column shaped, not a wide flowing chiffon, so looks great on you smaller gals as it will not overwhelm you! Excellent condition probably just worn once. Back double zipper yes, very well made! The material has a lovely, ethereal quality.
Sadly it's a small size, but for those lucky gals, it's perfect! Labeled size 2, but sizes keep changing!! There is one issue OK, I have your attention so you won't think this is my normal perfect condition piece. So your options are: You'll see this in the last 3 photos click on gown at left to see these. You'll see some water spot discolorations at the hemline, and harder to see is the skirt side that is lightly discolored down side.
If you look at the 3rd photo of the side of the gown, you will see how light it is Meanwhile, this is obviously a fabulous color and fabulous strapless gown. LOVE the back velvet bows!!!! Would be listed for much more if perfect. Even Oscar De La Renta is going back to this theme! Pair with a pink cardigan sweater and you can wear this to a wedding you'll look smashing! It's as beautiful as a peppermint!!
Side double zipper yes, very well made! The material is a lovely weight satin. This will NOT overwhelm you! Can you tell I'm in love with it?? Do you hate to dress up for the Xmas party but still want to look smashing, yet comfortable??
Or are you the boss and want to remain professional at your company Holiday party? Or are you like me and you are just always cold, so want to be covered at the next Winter party? From the estate of the wealthy NYC woman comes this very wearable black tank top and matching cardigan covered all over with tiny black beads. This is the high-end black label Donna Karan. And as a typical New Yorker, most everything in her wardrobe was black.
BOTH items can be worn showing the beaded side, or with the labels removed, plain black side. Wear however you want.
Wear to work with the black side showing and reverse for your evening! Any tiny tiny beads missing will not be missed. Think finest knitted silk.
Will give a subtle glitter all over due to the black beads. Also Listed in the Furs, Etc. Black Tiny Beaded Camisole! From the estate of the wealthy NYC woman comes this very wearable black beaded camisole. This came with the beaded cardigan and tank as you see above, but this cami has no label, so I have no idea if it's also a Donna Karan, but looks great with the beaded cardigan above.
Excellent condition with just a bit of "messiness" at the straps with some missing beads. Just give it a little "haircut". The back is stretchy to fit you properly, so this is meant to be worn with a jacket or sweater over I would say. Closes at back with hooks and eyes like a longline bra. Even looks adorable OVER a blouse or even a t-shirt or turtleneck if you are fashion forward! You can find a few of these here and there, but this is by FAR the best looking one I've seen.
The print is a "novelty" print with music notes, "Le Matin" newspaper a Parisian newspaper discontinued in , a large pipe, a vase with leaves A very similar dress even with the inverted pleats in the skirt is listed for sale in an advertisement in a Texas newspaper dated March 31, see photos. Most people list these Holly Hoelscher shirtwaist dresses as "'s", but most, I believe, are from the early to mid 's. No surprise, as you can see and feel the quality of this silk and the construction with the sheer lining Balenciaga used linings like that!
Hidden buttons at front. I've said it before I will say it again I love whimsy in fashion. I love fun Moschino! I haven't ever seen this dress before. But the words, boldly printed in black, made the dress anything but simple. Wear with a white trench jacket and you will be runway ready! This dress came from an estate of a wealthy NYC women who had only the best high-end pieces. Excellent condition with the most minor minor minor minor how many times do I have to write this for you to believe me spots on the white embroidery see photos.
These can probably be cleaned by drycleaner. Back photo is lightened to see back zipper. I love finding something I've not seen before and I've seen a lot of fashion! Gradient purple jacket features lightening bolts, nighttime cityscape, and incredible lucite bubble buttons that have tiny lightening scenes inside you will also see my 3 lights in the reflection!! Marked size 6 US. Up to 36" bust, up to 31" waist, up to 40" hips, 27" long. This coat is SOOO cool, as the neckline can be worn up in a modified funnel, or down with wide lapel.
Closes with large snaps in doublebreasted shape. Excellent condition, except for what looks like a horizontal scratch at back see photo. As simple as design you can get, but from the era when Oleg Cassini was the King of Fashion. When he was so "hot" And then going on to become engaged to Grace Kelly. This was a man firmly smack in the middle of the most fashionable life of the 'ss. This dress is perfection of simplistic design.
Now if only this dress was in perfect condition All tiny, but there Priced to reflect condition. Extreme high-end fashion back to This dress is a fairly basic "secretary" dress in a blue and black silk print with unique rolled shoulders!! The black belt is just a black ribbon I used for show Or do whatever you want The elastic in the waist should be replaced if you are a smaller waist as it's all stretched out Excellent condition except for the extremely light and minor abrasions or fading in the silk see photos A laboratory and showcase for fresh design talent, Paraphernalia led a new epoch in fashionable New York.
Founder Paul Young chose a motley group for his original design team: In the later 60s, many more Paraphernalias opened. By then, most of the original designers had left the flagship store, and Paraphernalia franchise died out in the late 70s. Diana Dew was best known for her electric dresses. This dress is highly collectible and desirable for the classic 's psychedelic print. I've seen quite a few Paraphernalia dresses that are pretty boring.
All it needs is a plastic chain belt slung at the hips. The hem looks like it was shortened, but could be taken back down again. It WAS the s after all I hemmed up everything of mine too Extremely minor spots hidden in the design see photos.
Who is Lila Acheson Wallace? I have to admit, I didn't know her name either, but just to give you an idea of her great wealth, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art MET in New York City inaugurated the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing to permanently house and exclusively devoted to 20th-century art. During her long association with the museum, she was one of its single greatest benefactors. In addition, in she was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon, and in , she was posthumously awarded the National Medal of Arts.
She died in I was recently lucky enough to get a few of her pieces This one is a long pink and gold metallic brocade dress with brilliant sparkling!!! Simple design of almost achingly beautiful material. In near mint condition. Photo of that dress is shown on their online collection!
Oh, and Lila Wallace was famous and important enough in to be on the front cover of Time Magazine!!! Comes with COA from Antiquedress. Please read the description above. Yet another lovely piece, but has some issues.
Just slightly tired waistband, and the skirt has some water spotting and a few other spots. Possibly cleanable by a high-end cleaner.
Hand bound seams inside. Oh, the ivory Mainbocher blouse is available as well, but being sold separately One of the last dresses from the Dupont estate collection. Simple shape design fitted square neck sleeveless bodice and slightly gathered long skirt with gorgeous woven gold, turquoise and teal "sari" design at lower skirt.
Many of her gowns were designed with a similar look Mainbocher popularized the Indian sari fabrics in the s. In Excellent condition with the exception of one teeny little mark on the breast see photo and ever so slight fading?? Or just normal to the raw silk fabric.
And this dress is just another reason why. I am not usually an orange lover, but this one dress may have single-handedly changed my mind about that. Love this sheer bold 60s print over an another sheer orange lining.
High boat neckline, simple shape dress with the wide scallop hemline all ruffled with bows at the sides. Great little summer dress! This gorgeous, lavish s cocktail dress is an absolute eye popper and, I'm told, it came from the wardrobes of Paramount, however there are no labels inside.
Certainly beautiful enough to believe it! It has definitely been worn so MAY be found in a movie or two They really are incredible! This dress is heavy and as photographed all jewels and rhinestones are present one is loose and they are encrusted all the way around the upper rear of the dress. The skirt is also covered along with rhinestones and glass beads a couple rhinestones missing on the skirt.
In true Hollywood glamour, this cocktail dress is beautifully made with silk chiffon which beautifully compliments the huge sparkling prong set rhinestones. It is fully lined in silk. Replaced brown nylon zipper to the side. There are no main rhinestones missing although there are few 2mm wide ones missing from the edge which you will only see if you are staring.
The dress is EXCELLENT condition with the exception of the chiffon snags to the back upper skirt and upper back where the rhinestones caught on fabric when stored, and other snags here and there. The skirt also has a few seams that are slightly unstitched not a big deal at all! Silver snaps, safety pins, hooks, zippers with "O" ring pulls, and a few Swarovski crystals for good measure.
The sleeves have zippers that open, and there are two diagonal zippers on the bust, and ones at the pockets And yes, it actually zips! With original hang tag still attached to zipper pull. Labeled size 12 USA. Pretty incredible silk material! It's ever so slightly stretchy amazingly of a gold and ivory silk paper-thin fabric with fantastic "daisy" enameled buttons at front, puffy sleeves and wide great pointed cuffs. The best of the best!
Elegant and glitzy at the same time. Dress it down with jeans, or dress it up for evening. Great piece to have in you closet! If you prefer to be a bit more sedate, use the pieces and mix and match in your wardrobe! Great simple straight below knee skirt can be shortened if you prefer, so worn in this "ladylike" length.
The jacket is very s And then comes the matching leopard silk belt also covered with the clear sequins and a flat buckle at front!
Excellent condition except the lining that has reddened and has ever so slight tearing just at the waist snaps The exterior will need the occasional "haircut" She wore many suits and blouses, but had a few dresses.
Massive balloon sleeves of black silk taffeta matching the tie at waist to bow or tie as you like , all over the simple black velvet dress with plunging "v" neckline to show off some cleavage!
I have stuffed the sleeves a bit, so you can do the same to puff up. Hidden side metal zipper. If you are smaller than these measurements, the dress will look great as well. You can unbaste in 2 seconds if you dare wear it that low. Andrea Odicini is absolutely revered and is considered by Italian women who know couture to rank along side, or even above, Valentino even HE is known to pay Odicini great homage!! From a wealthy Genoese family, he was able to pick and chose his clientele.
If he did not like you, or if he thought that you did not understand fabrics and construction, he would not design for you! When he moved his atelier from Rome to Genoa, many women would journey to Genoa just to buy his creations because no one could equal his collections. In the 's, he finally agreed to make a ready-to-wear line, but his creations were still ultra costly. Guess those people at Giorgio didn't have a Made in Italy label handy!
You DO know Giorgio's And if you know Andrea Odicini you will know the quality. I always loved Ungaro dresses from the 's. Now I know what designer they were copying.
The bodice has a high turtleneck that can be worn up or down I show it both ways with buttons on the side. Long cuffed batwing sleeves. And then, well then comes the unique and wonderful double layered skirt with asymmetrical "scarf". Check it out from all sides! Excellent condition and the best jacquard fuchsia silk. Labeled Size 42 but that's old sizing. Shoulder pads are gone. Looks great without them!! Compare to Valentino prices today for a silk dress I can't find much about Marldena gowns, but they were around for at least 30 years it seems, so they must have been quite popular!
This gown is lovely The entire dress is lined in pellon LOVE the detail rose at the bustline. The gold metallic thread can look more silver in certain lights, and gold in other lights. Strapless with gathered bodice very Jean Desses! And then the uniqueness of this dress is the black ostrich feathers dangling at lower back skirt!!!! Now sadly two of these ostrich feathers are missing I just don't have the time You will find tiny holes where those feathers were sewn on Otherwise great condition with just slight pulls in fabric and hem could use a stitch or two.
So if I get around to dealing with the feathers myself Because of her innovation and talent, Jo Copeland designs were often copied. Even Ceil Chapman copied this look as I have a Ceil dress with similar raspberry colored trim! Jo Copeland's quality construction demanded high prices.
This is one of the early labels. Black thin silk crepe dress. The entire bodice is covered with black openwork lace, studded with black sequins.
The raspberry velvet bodice trim and matching large bow. There is one sequined button missing I would just replace the top button with something similar. I confess I have a weakness for Givenchy. Probably partly due to the association with Audrey Hepburn from way back. But whatever it is that draws me to them.. This is not the cheaper Nouvelle Boutique ready-to-wear line.
Nearly black heavy cotton pique sundress with open back just closed with three bows snapped into place. White and green stylized daisy print. I've lightened some of the photos so you can see the tailoring.
I still may decide to keep this dress for myself Sweet dress that looks much more expensive than it is! You can tell only from looking at the interior that this was a middle-of-the-road department store dress.
Like a Lilli Diamond if you know your vintage labels. Unfortunately the original label is gone. All that's left is a portion of the Workers Union label and little piece of the original paper label.
Excellent condition on the exterior. The interior is discolored as you see doesn't show to the exterior Love the wrap pleated collar which skims over the shoulder. There is a whisper of a sheer black silk organdy over black silk The original net crinoline comes with it, but it was just pinned in. You can sew on if you want. Looking at it from afar you really wouldn't guess it was leather. And certainly wouldn't guess it was black velvet flocked leather, but get close enough and you will swoon!
LOVE the empire tailored waistline, the high collar and the notch at back collar, the cuffed sleeves, the lovely black braided buttons, slight peplum at the back. Just give me a simple black pencil skirt and killer heels and there is nothing classier, nor more rich looking. What Giorgio Armani is all about. The best of the best. Shown on the mannequin of 35" bust, 25" waist. It just fits her bust.
You might want to be under 35" bust for comfort. I put the word "classic" in quotes Always architectural in style, Mugler's fashions are destined for museums.
I have a Mugler white jacket in my closet that I will not part with! You may feel the same way! Mugler suits originally sold for thousands of dollars. This Mugler suit is of a very lightweight wool labeled peignee Wide padded shoulders, though not as wide as the 80's suits. Unlined as usually for Mugler. Jacket snaps and buckles at front.
Skirt snaps up back! I love the back of the jacket as well! Just the perfect 's shape! From the Vintage Label Resource: Rodgers previously designed for the movies and later worked with Silverman at Martini, a dress company that did adaptations of Paris designs.
Rodgers and Silverman continued this practice in their designs and were known for their Americanized versions of Balenciaga designs.
And as you can see from the write-up, a very talented designer with impeccable skills. You could wear this dress today to dinner and look perfectly modern, or vintage it up with vintage accessories if you prefer.
Add a little cardigan sweater. Excellent condition with just a few, very minor, light spots you shouldn't care If you REALLY look, you may find a few beads missing, but they are not at all noticeable, and could be replaced if you need perfection. So hard to find a beautiful white 30s gown in great condition!!
Only those who know to look for the chain at inside back or some other telltale sign would even guess it wasn't. Not that Ungaro is a shabby label!
Nope, frankly I used to covet Ungaro dresses in the s as they were so figure flattering. Well, enough about me. So here's a black boucle textured suit with lovely frog decor at neckline, two tassel ties at neck, turned up cuffs, skirt with 3 adorable buttons at the lower side, classic 4 pocket boxy jacket and trimmed in ribbon, braid and beading! This is the one suit you will go to again and again in your closet.
Wear the pencil skirt alone. Wear the jacket with jeans. This is the kind of unexpected combination that I adore Most of the information on Michael Novarese comes from his obit sadly. He became one of the foremost designers from He was elected into the Smithsonian representing American Designers from His clothes were custom made, so Couture, and RTW, but were all known for their hand-finished detail and fine fabrics.
This gown would have been somewhere in the middle I would assume Very sexy with very low "V" neckline showing great cleavage! The wide waistband is built-in as a "faux" belt. Wonderful sparkle from the sequins all over the paisley.
Oh, and if you want to confirm the quality, just check out the incredible match of fabric print at back and slit!!!! Mom always told me, to check for top quality, look for prints that match up at seams. Much prettier in person There are times I wish I had "touch-o-vision" on this website.
The silk on this dress both the lining as well! They just don't seem to make fabrics like this anymore. She married to become a Countess and was well known as a style maker long before she became a designer. Her dresses sold for thousands of dollars when new, so no surprise that this has the "hand" it does. Love the way the closures are hidden. The zipper is actually in the pocket of the skirt, and then there are snaps across the waistline at front to create the wrap design.
Wide 's shoulders and cuffs. Originally this dress probably had white removable collar and cuffs, as there are snaps inside, but they are no longer with the dress. I love it without. Don't miss them at all. A perfect LBD for your closet. The dress you will break out each and every time nothing else will do.
Sure to get compliments! Black dress full of squiggles of black round beads with the occasional black jet bead drop in front and back. Lined with a fine cotton in the skirt and satin at the bodice. There are belt loops which can be used with a belt - doesn't come with one - or just cut them off. I prefer this dress without a belt. But that's just me. This sweet little white silk shantung mod dress with little bow tie at neck is a perfect little sheathe dress I'm getting cold just looking at it!
Perhaps it's because I now wear a size 32EE bra that I can't imagine anyone wearing this! OR if you are a bit more modest, you could wear a tube top under and it will still be fantastic From Bonwit Teller high end department store from their Private Label collection.
Must have cost a pretty penny when new. Though I don't think this was ever worn.. Marked size 12, but that's an OLD size 12, though it measures up to 40" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 43" hips, and 37" long from shoulder to hem Still I wouldn't wear this to fit I'd wear it slightly large to wear more like an A rather than cling to your body.
A great museum or private collection dress! Go try to find another! Very Courreges or Pierre Cardin. I'm sure you've seen or heard of the Victor Edelstein midnight blue velvet gown worn by Princess Diana when dancing at the White House with John Travolta in You know, the gown that sold for at the time a record price.
Well, this is not that gown, but this one is similar, and from the same era Under is a gown equally as beautiful as Diana's The gown has a slight fishtail, fitted drop waistline, wide nearly off the shoulder neckline.
There is no closure on the jacket, it's just meant to be worn as you see. I'm sure this was incredible expensive when new, and it doesn't look like it was ever worn. This one is less. Oh, and the style is back "in"! The red "gown" or "coat" below is by Alexis Mabille c. It's a sleeveless dress with matching bolero jacket with button front and wrap over tie. Excellent condition, but the dress has been altered to fit January's tiny body, and that's the beauty of this dress, not a drawback.
It was taken in at the back zipper and hemmed up. The material feels great It was rented from a costume shop for the shoot and returned to them, and I purchased for YOU from them. I'm a total fan of the show, and love January's portrayal of Betty. Having stood near January Jones back in myself, I know just how tiny she is Comes with the hangtag from the costumer and a COA from Antiquedress. Classic color combination from the 's and 's. Coming back into favor!
Love the sweetheart neckline and the wrap skirt front and back with the bows also front and back at the waist! I WAS selling these glasses complete in the box for one price But one pair has already SOLD, so the complete box is no longer available. But as you purchase each separately, at least you know they came from ONE previous owner and are all original to this one store stock box!
I will give you a COA from Antiquedress. If you don't know Doris Duke, you are young A few of her garments went up for auction, and I scooped this piece up!
I adore sporting pieces!! This one is probably more of an apres ski outfit as it's not waterproof , but certainly could have been worn on the slopes. It's a black heavy soft plush fabric trimmed in black leather. Zips up the front. Love the leather zip front on the pants! Leather trim on the lower legs and wrists as well. I tried the pants on I didn't want to take them off. Feels like you're wearing a teddy bear!! Doris Duke was 6'1" tall!!!! So these are long pants!!! Possibly made especially for Ms.
Duke, as there were few women THAT tall. Great for a display or to wear. There is a bit of strange stitching inside the hem of the jacket, but the exterior seems to be correct, so whatever. This Emma Peel in plush! Especially ones that are as much a piece of artwork as a garment.
I'm assuming some of you have the same passion. In , Jeanette Kastenberg created Warner Bros. I know from the article in New York Magazine. This is equally as beautiful if not more than those jackets. Every square millimeter of this jacket is covered with sequins and beads in incredibly intricate design Guess that's one of the reasons for the original high price tag. This one is a white sequin background with iridescent yellow, red, and blue sequins with black bugle beads creating the lines.
Wear for a gala affair with ballgown, or with jeans for an evening out. Closes with snaps at front. May have had shoulder pads, but they aren't there now, and aren't missed. Worn by Liza Minnelli! Here's the sad story of Andre Van Pier, a designer who reached the pinnacle in the celebrity fashion industry in the s, and died alone and broke and buried by the State in an unmarked grave in August I'm sure at some point there will be a movie made of his life.
Check out the photos of the dress alone Zips up the back on a 34" bust. The 24" long jacket is open at front, meant to be worn as you see. You can just image Liza Minnelli in this, but I have not yet found any photos of her wearing it. Both lined in striped sheer silk. In her role as lead fashion designer, she often traveled to Paris to purchase clothes from designers.
She married her boss, Adam Gimbel in Salon Moderne was not particularly successful or prestigious prior to her arrival. She created many ready-to-wear fashions and is credited with introducing culottes divided skirts to the American market.
Gowns designed by Gimbel were known for their simplicity, elegance, and use of expensive fabrics. Great dinner coat of a fancy textured black silk in a great swing style! Patch pockets and a collar to wear up or a bit more open. Very good to Excellent condition This is meant to be worn large, so really best for sizes I've been holding on to this one for myself.
But sadly I seem to never get out of my "at home" duds I would LOVE to find a place to wear this, but alas As my Mother always told me And indeed check it out. Gotta love the interior lining as well! Coordinated color floral print.. They just don't make stuff like this anymore. All the modern fabrics suck OK, I said it! Once you know Vintage quality, you will find it hard to buy new! Labeled Size 8 but measures: Excellent condition with the only thing to note that the buttons were all re-sewn on probably not as neatly as originally.
Check out the great fabric in the close-up photos!! Ooh and the great wide patch pointy pockets. Wear that jacket alone with anything, and wear the skirt alone as well!
Pair with floral blouse to be incredibly in vogue! Yeah, I know, that's what I said to myself, and I should know more than most! Vera Borea also known as the Countess di Regoli was a French fashion designer who came to prominence in Her Paris salon was patronized by customers from France and the US.
From the beginning her clothes featured unusual small details which made her designs unique. Her sports clothes were coveted for their cool, vigorous, and fashionable appearance. Honore location until at least A mid-weight black wool blend which I could explain the fabric better, but not a wooly wool.
Fabulous round solid and circle goldtone studs trimming jacket and skirt hemline. The waistline of the jacket is studded on black grosgrain ribbon very Chanel-ish. Slightly A-line shaped skirt. As was the style from the 70's, the sleeves are narrow. Only two hooks close the jacket front. Looks as smashing as any 's Chanel suit on!
Don't know Donald Brooks? He did not become as famous as Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene, but within the industry, they were know as "the three B's of fashion. Brooks began designing for Townley Frocks after Clare McCardell , and from he designed under his own name. His collections were quite successful. He was one of the few American designers who designed for the theater, TV and movies.
He received a Tony nomination, three Oscar nominations, and an Emmy Award. Brooks designed over 3, costumes for more than 20 Broadway shows, etc. In , the Parsons School of Design had a retrospective of his work.
The gown is a very heavy-weight silk and quite substantial feeling. Two extra layers of skirt under the bold striping Buttons up the front bodice so you can get as sexy as you want. Excellent condition except for a few issues to mention.
I see two small round holes under the sash and one very end of the sash is crusted see photos. Please look at all the photos I can't seem to photograph this to see everything at its best in one photo. I need either a better camera, or better lighting, or more ability! But hey, I keep forgetting this isn't about me So, sadly this dress has no label, but think Pucci, Leonard, Bessi, Maurice. This comes from the estate of a woman who bought the best including a closet full of furs The bohemian traits of post-war Paris spread to other urban parts of the French-speaking world, notably to Algiers , where an underground culture of "jazz clubs, girls and drugs" grew up - in the words of punk rock producer Marc Zermati , who was in the city at the height of the Algerian war in the late s, "all very French".
In major industrial and student unrest in Paris and other parts of France came close to ousting the government of President Charles de Gaulle , who, after leading the Free French during the Second World War, had returned to power at the time of the Algerian emergency.
The events of represented a further significant landmark in post-war France,  although their longer term impact was probably more on cultural, social and academic life than on the political system, which, through the constitution of the Fifth Republic , has remained broadly intact. Its students were more modish and "trendy" than those of the Sorbonne in the city's Latin Quarter , being described at the time in terms that typify more generally the styles and attitudes of young people the late s:.
It is the girls that give the show away - culottes , glossy leather, mini-skirts , boots - driving up in Mini-Coopers Rebellious sentiment is more obvious among the boys: The picture in Nanterre in May was lots and lots of painted dollies cohabiting with unkempt revolutionaries.
In the United States adherents of the " beat " counter-culture probably best defined by Jack Kerouac 's novel, On the Road , set in the late s, written in and published in were associated with black polo-neck or turtle neck sweaters, blue denim jeans and sandals.
The influence of this movement could be seen in the persona and songs of Bob Dylan in the early to mids, "road" films like Easy Rider and the punk -oriented "New Wave" of the mids, which, among other things, produced a boho style icon in Deborah Harry of the New York band Blondie , whom photographer David LaChapelle has described as "the definition of cool ".
New York's Greenwich Village , which, since the late 19th century, had attracted many women with feminist or " free love " ideals,  was a particular magnet for bohemians in the early s. Bob Dylan's girl-friend Suze Rotolo , who appeared with him on the cover of his second album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan , recalled that the Village was "where people like me went — people who didn't belong where they came from..
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band , is said to have caused the guru of psychedelia, Timothy Leary , to remark that "my work is finished". The documentary film, Festival Murray Lerner , , recorded how the "clean-cut college kids" who attended the Newport Rhode Island Folk Festival in had, by when Bob Dylan caused a sensation at that year's festival by playing an electric guitar , become "considerably scruffier": The London art dealer Jeremy Maas reflected in the mids that.
It was observed by all of us who were involved with these exhibitions [of pre-Raphaelite paintings] that visitors included increasing numbers of the younger generation, who had begun to resemble the figures in the pictures they had come to see.
Jimmy Page of the British band Led Zeppelin , who collected Pre-Raphaelite paintings, observed of Edward Burne-Jones that "the romance of the Arthurian legends [captured in his paintings] and the bohemian life of the artists who were reworking these stories seemed very attuned to our time",  while the author David Waller noted in that Burne-Jones' subjects "have much in common with the sixties rock chicks and their pop-star paladins ".
Although the annual Saturday Book recorded in a view that "London's now nothing but flash coffee bars, with teddies and little bits of girls in jeans",  the "Edwardian" " teddy boy " look of the times did not coincide with Bohemian tastes. For women, the legacy of the "New Look" was still apparent, although hemlines had generally risen as, as one journalist put it in , "photographs of those first bold bearers of the New Look make them seem strangely lost and bewildered, as though they had mistaken their cue and come on stage fifty years late".
However, when the singer Alma Cogan wished to mark her success by buying mink coats for her mother and sister, the actress Sandra Caron, the latter asked for a duffel-coat instead because she wanted to be regarded as a serious actress and "a sort of a beatnik".
In Iris Murdoch 's novel, The Bell , an art student named Dora Greenfield bought "big multi-coloured skirts and jazz records and sandals". However, as Britain emerged from post-war austerity , some Bohemian women found influences from continental Europe, adopting, for example, the " gamine look", with its black jerseys and short, almost boyish hairstyles associated with film actresses Audrey Hepburn Sabrina , , and as a "Gréco beatnik"  in Funny Face , and Jean Seberg Bonjour Tristesse , and A bout de souffle , , as well as the French novelist Françoise Sagan , who, as one critic put it, "was celebrated for the variety of her partners and for driving fast sports cars in bare feet as an example of the free life".
Others favoured the lower-cut, tighter styles of continental stars such as Bardot or Gina Lollobrigida. Valerie Hobson was among those whose wardrobe drew on Italian couture ; in addition to a large collection of stiletto heeled shoes, she possessed a skirt made from python skin. In , when the Beatles then an obscure Liverpudlian combo with five members, as opposed to their eventual "fab" four were working in Hamburg , West Germany, they were influenced by a Bohemian "art school" set known as Exis for "existentialists".
The Exis were roughly equivalent to what in France became known as les beats and included photographer Astrid Kirchherr for whom the " fifth Beatle " Stuart Sutcliffe left the group and artist and musician Klaus Voormann who designed the cover for the Beatles' album Revolver in John Lennon 's wife Cynthia recalled that Kirchherr was fascinated by the Beatles' "teddy-boy style", but that they, in turn, were "bowled over by her hip black clothes, her avant garde way of life, her photography and her sense of style".
Beatlemania did not of itself create the apparent iconoclasm of the s; however, as one writer put it, "just as Noël Coward and Cole Porter reflected the louche, carefree attitude of the [Nineteen] Twenties, so did the Beatles' music capture the rhythm of breaking free experienced by an entire generation of people growing up in the Sixties".
These included the military and Victorian fashions popularised by stars who frequented boutiques such as Granny Takes a Trip , the "fusion of fashion, art and lifestyle" opened by Nigel Waymouth in the King's Road , Chelsea in January ,  and, by , the hippie look largely imported from America although, as noted, London stores such as Biba had, for some time, displayed dresses that drew on Pre-Raphaelite imagery . The Rolling Stones ' Keith Richards , whose early girl friend, Linda Keith , had, in her late teens, been a bohemian force in West Hampstead , noted on the Stones' return from an American tour in how quickly hippiedom had transformed the London scene.
This fusion of influences was discernible in two black-and-white productions for BBC television in On the face of it, Carroll a pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson had been a rather conventional and repressed Oxford University don , but he was a keen and artistic photographer in the early days of that medium taking, among other things, rather bohemian looking pictures of Alice Liddell and other young girls  and he developed an empathy and friendship with several of the Pre-Raphaelites;  the sculptor Thomas Woolner and possibly even Rossetti dissuaded him from illustrating Alice himself,  a task that was undertaken instead by John Tenniel.
The imagery of Alice , both textually and graphically, lent itself well to the psychedelia of the late s. By the late s shops such as Laura Ashley whose first London outlet opened in  were routinely promoting the "peasant look" and selling a range of "uniquely eccentric clothes The magic was being able to step into a 'Laura Ashley' dress and imagine you had found something out of a dressing-up box".
However, the much-publicised incidence of " bra burning " in the s tended to be overstated and came to be satirised: It was also seen by many, including Greer herself, as a distraction from the cause of women's "liberation". I realize Playtex [underwear manufacturer] had supported me better than any man I know. By the mids, the American singer Madonna had turned the bra into a positive, even provocative, fashion statement.
Madonna's flamboyant and gritty style notably seen to bohemian effect alongside Rosanna Arquette in the film, Desperately Seeking Susan was, in turn, a precursor of so-called " girl power " that was associated in the s with various prominent young women such as singers Courtney Love , who played the Glastonbury Festival in a headline-grabbing pink bra,  and the more commercially oriented Spice Girls and offbeat or quirky American television series Xena: Journalist Bob Stanley remarked that "the late s are never entirely out of fashion, they just need a fresh angle to make them de jour ".
In the mid-to-late s, variants of the short and fundamentally un-Bohemian rah-rah skirt which originated with cheerleaders were combined with leather or demin to create a look with some Bohemian or even gothic features for example, by the singing duo Strawberry Switchblade who took inspiration from s punk fashion .
These drew on, among other influences, the style, popular in retrospect, of Talitha Getty died , actress wife of John Paul Getty and step-granddaughter of Dorelia McNeil, who was represented most famously in a photograph of her and her husband taken by Patrick Lichfield in Marrakesh , Morocco in In the early 21st century, "boho-chic" was associated initially with supermodel Kate Moss and then, as a highly popular style in , with actress Sienna Miller.
In America similar styles were sometimes referred to as " bobo -" or "ashcan chic", or " luxe grunge ", their leading proponents including actresses Mary-Kate Olsen and Zooey Deschanel. As if to illustrate the cyclical nature of fashion, by the end of the noughties strong pre-Raphaelite traits were notable in, among others, singer Florence Welch , model Karen Elson and designer Anna Sui. In Germany, terms like Bionade-Bourgeoisie , Bionade-Biedermeier or Biohème refer to former Bohemians that gained a sort of Cultural hegemony with their LOHA lifestyle  - The phenomen of such former young bohemians becoming establishment during the years is a typical aspect of gentrification processes.
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Florence Nightingale's observations regarding the foxgloves are noted in correspondence of her friend, the novelist Elizabeth Gaskell , whose acquaintance with Effie Ruskin dated back to their schooldays. However, it is unclear when Nightingale herself met Effie: Gaskell was especially well connected.
Gaskell was among a group visiting nearby Pomfret Castle when Adam received news of the Trent incident that, in the early stages of the American Civil War almost brought Britain and the Union to war: Tilley was actively involved in recruitment for war service and was happily married to her songwriter, Walter de Frece , who was later knighted and became a Member of Parliament.
Offering to assist her, Clive had suggested to Twine that "it will be more or less guess-work on my part — in the bag put one pair of thin com — er — lady's summer underwear". Rhoda asked if Twine "could just manage a pair of cami-knickers and a Princess petticoat ".
As early as , in Travers' début novel The Dippers , Pauline Dipper's "black silk petticoat [did not] extend unduly, and it was possible to esteem the shapely outline of calf and instep, compressed in stockings of the same material" chapter III.
Also in The Dippers , a young woman tried to start a conversation about "hygienic underclothing for ladies" with a man she mistakenly believed to have written articles on the subject: Almost 70 years after Lombard's death, the Sunday Times described red lipstick as the " ne plus ultra [not further beyond] of make up We respect red lipstick as a badge of loveliness and youth Georgia May , bold style Florence Welch , sexual confidence Scarlett Johansson and old-school glamour Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — and, above all, we appreciate that it doesn't work for everyone": Shane Watson in Style , 4 December Europe Goes to War Hastings himself rejected the notion that the years immediately before the war represented some sort of golden age.
The term, "vamp" after "vampire" , was associated in particular with the silent film actress Theda Bara — Portrait of an Anti-Star. Other recent examples of the s style bob have included Gemma Arterton in St.
Dietrich made clear her personal preference for such clothes: I think I am much more alluring Punch , 30 March In contrast to Vadim, who had not turned twenty, Allégret —73 was in middle age when he directed Hobson. He had been married to the daughter of the editor of French Vogue , who left him after the war for a theatrical agent, André Bernham, taking their daughter with her ibid. The Authorized Biography — Volume One: Simone de Beauvoir was an existentialist companion of Sartre.
He resigned the following year and died in A later historian contrasted the stature of de Gaulle with "the soap opera lives" of Presidents Sarkozy and Hollande A year later, he and Cher were "feted" at the Dorchester Hotel in London and "presented to the world" by Ahmet Ertegun: A Freewheelin' Time, op.
See also Fiona MacCarthy , op. Anne Sebba Laura Ashley: A pragmatic 21st-century view was that "feminism is not about burning your bra in the street.
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