Vintage Fashion from Classic Designers
$ 28.00

Linda Allard Ellen Tracy Vintage Yellow & Black Short Skirt, Jagged Houndstooth, Wool, Cashmere, Size 2

Interesting jagged houndstooth pattern

Approx. Size:  Extra Small.  Please check measurements

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Linda Allard Ellen Tracy, Made in Hong Kong

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Snazzy bright yellow and black wool & cashmere short skirt in a jagged houndstooth design. Skirt has yellow acetate lining, back concealed zipper and one hook. Back vent allows freedom of movement. Short, a-line style. Made in Hong Kong label indicates that this piece is from the 1980s. 92% wool, 8% cashmere. Size 2.

Ellen Tracy was formed by Herbert Gallen in 1949 and was originally a blouse manufacturer.  In the early 60s he hired a recent design school grad, Linda Allard who in the space of two years became the principal designer.   The company soon expanded into sportswear and became a very prominent bridge label for career women.   Ellen Tracy was purchased by Liz Claiborne in 2002.  In 2000, Gallen, by then a widower and Allard married.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Waist: 13" (33 cm)
Hip: 19: (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 22” (56 cm)
Slit: 6" (15 cm)
Zipper: 6.5" (16.5 cm)

 

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$ 19.00

Zebra Stiletto Pumps, Red Faux Alligator Trim, Size 8

Sexy red pumps

Size: 8 medium;  length: 10.5" (26,5 cm); 4" heel height (10 cm) 

Condition: Like new condition

Mark/Label: Qupid, made in China

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Zebra print pumps in faux leather.  Toes and stiletto heels are bright red faux alligator. New old stock.

 

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$ 55.00

1980s Geiger Tyrol Red Wool Knit Sweater Jacket, Short Waist, Size 34

Fabulous bright red jacket from Geiger

Approx. Size Small, but please check measurements

Condition:  Like New

Mark/Label: Geiger Tyrol on label plus metal plate on jacket front 

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This short waist, body hugging jacket will look great with this season's wide leg pants. The design and trim reminds Madge of a matador style jacket. Heavy wool in several different weaves that add interesting detail. Red Tyrol trim around neck and additional rope style wool trim on sleeves and front and back plackets. Broad shoulder with pads. Rib cuffs and hem. 6 antique gold metal buttons down the front with the extra button still stitched inside near the label. Label size 34 but please check measurements below.

Approx. Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16" (40.5 cm)
Bust: 16" (40.5 cm)
Waist: Stretches 14"-15" (35 - 38 cm)
Length – Center Back: 53” (135.5 cm)
Sleeve: 23" (58 cm)
Wrist: Stretches 3"-4” (7 - 10 cm)

 

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$ 395.00

Hermes Scarf, Rocking Horse Design, Raconte-Moi le Cheval by Dimitri Rybaltchenko

Nice large size makes this scarf extremely versatile.

Approx. Size:  35" (89 cm) square 

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Hermes Paris, Raconte-Moi le Cheval

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Gorgeous Hermes scarf designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko.  Titled Raconte-Moi le Cheval, this scarf is a beautiful print of rocking horses on a field of black. Brown border.   Scarf is silk twill with hand-rolled edge.   Originally released in 2000.  

 

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$ 35.00

Elie Tahari Silk Shell, Abstract Tie Dye in Gray, Green & Purple, Size XL

The perfect shell for fall through spring.

Approx. Size:  Extra Large but please check measurements below.

Condition:  Very good 

Mark/Label:  Elle Tahari

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Abstract pattern of green and purple on a base of gray silk will work under any color of jacket from navy to gray to brown.  Soft comfortable silk with rounded, shirred neckline for a flattering look.  Back darts, olive green lining.  Zipper back.  91% silk, 9% elastine for a little stretch.  This one will become a wardrobe staple.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders:  14.5” (42 cm)
Bust:  22" (49 cm)
Waist: 11" (28 cm)
Hips: 23" (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 25” (60 cm)
20” concealed zipper  (51 cm)

 

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$ 125.00

Vintage Geiger Collection Silk Shirt & Skirt Set, Modernist Floral, Size 42

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shirt: 
Shoulders:   13.5"  (32 cm)
Bust: 21" (53 cm)
Hips: 20.5" (52 cm)
Length – Center Back: 27" (68.5 cm)
Sleeve:  14" (35.5 cm)

 

Skirt:  
Waist:  15"  (38 cm)
Hips: 21" (53 cm)
Length – Center Back: 34" (86 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Geiger Collection, Made in Austria

 

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This Geiger silk shirt and skirt set is a beautiful modernist poppy floral print in tones of green, blue, teal and purple.  Camp shirt work also works open as a light jacket.  Tea length skirt falls in soft pleats.  Shirt has six buttons with one spare still attached inside the hem.  Skirt has two inch waistband with side one button and zipper. Label size 42.  Worn together or separately these pieces will be become fall and spring staples.

 

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$ 18.00

BCBGeneration High Heel Pump, Pink Patent Leather

Pretty in pink.

Shoe Size: 8.5 medium;  length: 11" (28 cm); 4" heel (10 cm)

Condition: Minor wear on soles.  One small scuff on back of heel.

Mark/Label: BCBGeneration

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Sensational Pink Pumps by BCBGeneration.  Siletto heel, rounded toe.

 

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$ 35.00

Aqua Blue Turtleneck Shell by Carlisle, XL Extra Large

Perfect piece under all of your spring and fall jackets

Approx. Size: Extra Large, but please check measurements below

Condition: Like New

Mark/Label: Carlisle

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Beautiful aqua blue turtleneck shell. Light ribbed knit.  Label Size extra large.   
Coordinates with the long Carlisle cardigan shown in the last photo. Available here.
 

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$ 45.00

Blue Silk Top by Carlisle, Scalloped Neckline, XL - Extra Large

Lovely shade of cornflower blue.

Approx. Size:  Extra large, but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Carlisle

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Long sleeve silk knit top in a lovely shade of cornflower blue. Rounded neckline and wrists have a scalloped design. Label size Xl but please check measurements. 70% silk, 20% cotton and 10% spandex for a comfortable fit. 

 

Founded in 1981 Carlisle is a high-end fashion company based in New York City and is sold through fashion consultants. Carlisle produces couture dresses, suits, separates, and accessories with a sense of classic style that is modern yet appropriate for any professional or social occasion. The line is famous for their impeccable Hong Kong bespoke tailoring and fabrics.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16.5" (42 cm)
Bust: 19.5" (49 cm)
Hip: 19" (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 25" (61 cm)
Sleeve Length: 25” (61 cm)
Wrist: 4" (10 cm)

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$ 145.00

Vintage Armani Jacket, Grey Wool, Milano Borgonuovo 21 Black Label, Size 48

Sleek Armani jacket.

Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Giorgio Armani A Milano Borgonuovo 21, Vestimenta SPA, Made in Italy

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Sensational 1990s Armani Jacket in a striated gray wool. Unique front design with high front collar that zips up from the waist and is open below in a cutaway style. Two fake pockets. Gray rayon lining, lightly padded shoulders. Made in Italy. This probably went with a pair of matching pants. Dress it up over a dark skirt or pair with jeans like we have shown here. Label size 48 but please check sizing below. 

The Borgonuovo or "black label" is Armani's most expensive line. Vestimenta SPA was the Italian manufacturer.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16" (40.5 cm)
Bust: 19" (48 cm)
Waist: 18.5" (47 cm)
Hip: 23" (58 cm)
Length – Center Back: 29” (73.5 cm)
Sleeve Length: 22.5” (56 cm)
Wrist: 5.5" (14 cm)
Zipper Length: 16" (40.5 cm)


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$ 95.00

Vintage Rena Lange Long Vest, Brown Wool with Fringe

Sensational long knit vest from Rena Lange

Approx. Size:  Fits most but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Rena Lange

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Patchwork knit of different shades of brown. Madge loves all of the knit fringed on the collar, lapel, armholes and along the bottom. You can wear this piece in so many different ways. Perfect over jeans or dress it up with pants or a long skirt. Open vest with two pockets. 

Founded in Munich in 1916 as a lingerie shop, the Rena Lange house become famous for their luxury knitwear and designer fashion. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2014.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16" (40.5 cm)
Bust: 18" ( 46 cm) - open vest so can go larger
Hip: 21.5" (54.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 23.5” (60 cm)

 

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$ 45.00

Green Silk Long Sleeve Top by Carlisle, XL - Extra Large, New Old Stock

Long sleeve silk knit top in a lovely shade of medium green. Rounded neckline. Banded cuff with back button and cuff placket. Label size Xl but please check measurements. The fabric content of 85% silk, 15% cashmere makes this top so soft and comfy.  Never worn with tags and extra button.

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Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16.5" (42 cm)
Bust: 19.5" (49 cm)
Hip: 19" (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 24” (60 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24” (60 cm)
Wrist: 4" (10 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Carlisle
Founded in 1981 Carlisle is a high-end fashion company based in New York City and is sold through fashion consultants. Carlisle produces couture dresses, suits, separates, and accessories with a sense of classic style that is modern yet appropriate for any professional or social occasion. The line is famous for their impeccable Hong Kong bespoke tailoring and fabrics.

 

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$ 45.00

Blue-Green Polka Dot Swing Jacket by Mack & Mack, Size Medium

This swing jacket is made of shantung silk in an iridescent turquoise green. Unstructured jacket covered in embroidered brown polka dots. Matching brown cord trim on collar, lapels and at wrists. Wide collar and lapel looks fabulous either up or down. Open jacket is unlined The color on this jacket is really quite unique and will carry you through early fall. Great look great with jeans or more dressed up. Label size M but please check measurements below. This style was called a Dottie.

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Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 18" (46 cm)
Bust: 23" (open jacket so can go a little larger) (58 cm)
Hip: 28" (71 cm)
Length – Center Back: 26” (66 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23” (58 cm)
Wrist: 5.5" (14 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Mack and Mack

Mack and Mack is based in Greenville, NC. The company buys limited quantities of designer fabrics that are cut and sewn on site into unique jackets, tanks, wraps, and coats.

 

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$ 75.00

Oleg Cassini Beaded Cocktail Sheath Dress, Peach Silk Chiffon, Bugle Beads

Our way back machine takes us to the height of 1980s big-shouldered glamour

Approx. Size:  Large, but please check measurements below

Condition:   There is a small amount of bead loss primarily in the back. A smaller section of beading is missing one one side.

Mark/Label: Oleg Cassini, made by Hi-Ro Industries, Made in China.

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Sensational cocktail dress by Oleg Cassini.  Peach silk chiffon sheath with bronze bugle beads in a pinstripe pattern. Heavy faux pearl beading across the neckline continuing across the top of the shoulders. Matching beading at the cuffs. Bodice is lined while the long sleeves are see through. Padded shoulders.  It is the 1980s after all.  Cuffs have snaps. Some bead loss, please see condition statement. 

 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:

Shoulders: 18"  (46 cm)
Bust: 19"   (48 cm)
Waist: 20"  (51 cm)
Hip: 20"  (51 cm)
Length – Center Back:  44”  (112 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23”  (58 cm)
Wrist: 4"  (10 cm)

 

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$ 42.00

1990s Purple Cocktail Dress by Helene Berman London, Size 4

This purple cocktail dress has a gorgeous sheen

Approx. Size - Small, but please check measurements below

Condition: Good, one very small hole near back zipper

Mark/Label: Helene Berman London

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The blend of 61% cotton and 39% polyester looks like silk. This dress is very fitted with rounded neckline and 2" shoulder straps. Very witty asymmetrical bow across the bust. Covered metal zipper and black slit. Acetate lining. Label size 4 but please check measurements below.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat: (Label size 4)
Shoulder: 15" (38 cm)
Bust: 17" (43 cm)
Waist: 15" (38 cm)
Hip: 18" (46 cm)
Length – Center Back: 36” (91 cm)
Zipper length: 21" (53 cm)
Back Slit: 9" (23 cm)

 

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$ 45.00

Carlisle Aqua Blue Knit Shell with Self Scarf

You will get so much use out of this aqua shell from Carlisle.  Light knit sleeveless shell with snap-in scarf collar.  Round scarf with aqua polka dots on a field of navy blue snaps into place when you want to use it.  New old stock with tags.  Originally $175.00

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Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders:  19"  (48 cm)
Bust:  20.5"  (52 cm)
Hips: 19"  (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 23"  (58 cm)

Condition: New with Tags

Mark/Label: Carlisle

 

 

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$ 75.00

Aqua Blue Knit Cardigan by Carlisle, Extra Large XL

You will get a lot of use out of this stylish cardigan from Carlisle

Approx. Size:  Extra Large, but please check measurements below

Condition: Like New

Mark/Label: Carlisle, Label size XL.

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Perfect for cardigan for spring and autumn. Long knit cardigan in a lovely aqua blue. Soft ribbed knit in a mix of rayon and nylon. long sleeves meant to wear cuffed. One black leather & plastic toggle button. Leather is stamped in an alligator pattern Two patch pockets. Nice long length, flattering for every figure. 65% rayon, 35% nylon. In like new condition.

 


Founded in 1981 Carlisle is a high-end fashion company based in New York City and is sold through fashion consultants. Carlisle produces couture dresses, suits, separates, and accessories with a sense of classic style that is modern yet appropriate for any professional or social occasion. The line is famous for their impeccable Hong Kong bespoke tailoring and fabrics.


Approx. Size - Measurements Taken Flat
Shoulders: 17" (43 cm)
Bust: 20" (50 cm)
Hip: 21" (53 cm)
Length – Center Back: 35.5" (90 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24" incl. 2.5 cuff (30 cm incl. 6 cm cuff)
Wrist: 4" (15 cm)
 

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$ 48.00

Lime Green Dupioni Silk Jacket, Petite

Beautiful dupioni silk open jacket. Gorgeous color of lime green. Wide collar and lapel looks fabulous either up or down. Jacket is unlined. The oversized knife edge, turned cuffs really add a focal point. This tone of green will carry you through early fall and looks great over jeans or more dressed up. Labeled petite but please check measurements below. Dry clean only. #CC-F24

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ITEM DETAILS
Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16" (40.5 cm)
Bust: 18" (open jacket so can go larger) (46 cm)
Hip: 20" (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 24.5” (62 cm)
Sleeve Length: 22” (56 cm)
Wrist: 5" (13 cm)
Cuff Width: 4" ( 10 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Vitamin

 

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$ 18.00

Vintage Blue & Green Plaid Silk Shirt, Company by Ellen Tracy, Size 16

Silk on this shirt has a nice sheen

Approx. Size:  Label size 16 but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Company Ellen Tracy, Made in China

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Beautiful plaid silk blouse in tones of blue, brown and burgundy. Five front buttons in brown. Button cuff and sleeve placket.

Ellen Tracy was formed by Herbert Gallen in 1949 and was originally a blouse manufacturer.  In the early 60s he hired a recent design school grad, Linda Allard who in the space of two years became the principal designer.   The company soon expanded into sportswear and became a very prominent bridge label for career women.  The Company label was founded in 1991.  Ellen Tracy was purchased by Liz Claiborne in 2002.  In 2000, Gallen, by then a widower and Allard married.

 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat: 

Shoulders: 19" (48 cm)
Bust: 22" (59 cm)
Waist: 22" (59 cm)
Hip: 22: (59 cm)
Length – Center Back: 28” (71 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23" (58.5 cm)
Wrist: 4" (10 cm)

 

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$ 28.00

Vintage Pink Plaid Silk Shirt, Company by Ellen Tracy, Size 16, XL

Fun hot pink plaid works for three season wear.

Approx. Size:  16, but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Company Ellen Tracy, Made in China

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Beautiful fun silk blouse in bright pink and fuchsia plaid. Silk has a nice sheen. Five front buttons in brown. Button cuff and sleeve placket Label size 16. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 19" (48 cm)
Bust: 22" (59 cm)
Waist: 22" (59 cm)
Hip: 22: (59 cm)
Length – Center Back: 28” (71 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23" (58.5 cm)
Wrist: 4" (10 cm)

Ellen Tracy was formed by Herbert Gallen in 1949 and was originally a blouse manufacturer.  In the early 60s he hired a recent design school grad, Linda Allard who in the space of two years became the principal designer.   The company soon expanded into sportswear and became a very prominent bridge label for career women.  The Company label was founded in 1991.  Ellen Tracy was purchased by Liz Claiborne in 2002.  In 2000, Gallen, by then a widower and Allard married.


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$ 400.00

Leopard Pony Print & Gray Cashmere Cape from Ebony Fashion Fair

Luxurious double-sided cape/shawl

Approx. Size: 5' long x 30" wide

Condition: Wear across the middle of the leopard side. Probably from being folded over a hanger for a long time.

Mark/Label: None

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Luxurious large fux leopard shawl. One side is a faux leopard print in pony. The reverse is gray cashmere. The edge on each side is in the reverse material for an additional pop of color.

Eunice Johnson founded the Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) in 1958. Johnson was co-owner, with her husband, of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as: Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops.
Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly and Willi Smith. The EFF ended in 2009 after the death of Eunice Johnson. Since her passing, Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashion archive. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces that will be made available.

 


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$ 1,195.00

1980s Geoffrey Beene Couture Opera Coat & Jumpsuit, from the Ebony Fashion Fair

This opera coat is timeless, the jumpsuit is totally 80s chic

Approx. Size: - Coat- Fits Most, Jumpsuit - Small.  Please see measurements below

Condition: Very good, one faint stain on bottom rear of coat.  Not noticeable when worn.

Mark/Label: Geoffrey Beene

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Sensational reversible satin opera coat with matching black knit and satin jumpsuit from famed designer Geoffrey Beene. Open opera coat is absolutely stunning. One side is plain black Reverses to chartreuse and blue color block. Sleeves can be cuffed to show the alternate color. Coat has a double-sided medallions in blue and green that are top stitched in a coiled effect.

Jumpsuits are back in style and this one is a 1980s classic. Scoop neck bodice and sleeves are in black knit jersey. Bottom is a balloon pant style in black satin with chartreuse and teal polka dots that match the coat. Front zipper with hook and eye at neck. Rolled hem.   The jumpsuit is so 80s, the coat is timeless.

Geoffrey Beene, born in Louisiana in 1927. After dropping out of medical school he moved to Los Angles and studied fashion design. He later studied in New York City and Paris. He founded his firm, Geoffrey Beene, Inc., in New York City in 1963. A year later, he was awarded the Coty American Fashion Critics' Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of fashion. His first collection was featured on the cover of Vogue Magazine. Beene's clients included Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Faye Dunaway and Glenn Close.[ In 1968, he designed Lynda Bird Johnson’s wedding dress. Beene was known as both an innovator and a teacher. Several of his former apprentices such as Kay Unger and Alber Elbaz are now successful fashion designers.
Eunice Johnson founded the Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) in 1958. Johnson was co-owner, with her husband, of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as: Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops.   Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly and Willi Smith. The EFF ended in 2009 after the death of Eunice Johnson. Since her passing, Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashion archive. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces that will be made available.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Opera Coat: One Size fits most
Shoulders: 19"  (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 60”  (152 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24”  (63.5 cm)

Jumpsuit: Size Small
Shoulders: 17"  (43 cm)
Bust: 15"  (38 cm)
Waist: 14"  (35.5 cm)
Hip: 22"  (56 cm)
Length – Center Back: 56"  (142 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23"  (58 cm)
Width of Pant at hem: 9"  (23 cm)
Front Zipper Length: 23"  (58 cm)

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$ 95.00

Abstract Floral Print Silk Tunic by D. Exterior

Lovely silk tunic in a abstract floral scarf print.  Colors include red, blue, back and brown.  Black color blocking.  Deep v-neck.  From the 2010 collection.

One of a kind item – Buy Now

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Fits Most

Condition:  Like New

Mark/Label:   D. Exterior, made in Italy

D. Exterior is a high fashion brand of Cose di Maglia s.r.l. The company, founded in Brescia in 1986 by Nadia Zanola, has its origins back in the 1950s with the first family knitting workshop.

 

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$ 900.00

Vintage Couture Claude Montana Coat & Pant Ensemble from the Ebony Fashion Fair, Size 44

Fabulous wool coat and pants in vivid purple by famed 80s designer Claude Montana. This set was used at the Ebony Fashion Fair in the 1980s.

Long coat with wide rounded shawl color. Coat has a metal hook closure at the waist with an additional hook & snap in the middle of the lapel for additional coverage if you aren't wearing a shirt. Coat flairs out from the hips with vertical pleats on each side of the front. Very flattering look. A faux pocket on each side of the front. Slight dolman sleeve. Purple acetate lining.  Matching purple belt with antique silver metal buckle.  

Pants are wide leg with a high waistband that is 2.5". Side metal zipper. Long darts on front and back give these pants a very tailored look. In-line pockets.    Acetate lining

NOTE:  Belt has been altered to close with a snap.  Buckle has been disabled.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:

Jacket:
Shoulders: 18" (48 cm)
Bust: 17.5"  (44.5 cm)
Waist: 15" (38 cm)
Hip: 20"  (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 33”  (84 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24”  (61 cm)

Pants:  (Very small size)
Waist: 14.5"  (37 cm)
Hips: 22"  (56 cm)
Length" 119" (Pants are not hemmed)
Pant Width at hem: 6" (15 cm)
Zipper" 9.5"  (24 cm)

Belt:
Length: 34" (86 cm); Width: 3" (7 cm), buckle 4" x 4"  (10 x 10 cm)

Condition: Very good. One very small hole on right sleeve

Mark/Label: Claude Montana Paris, made in Italy

Montana, born in Paris in 1949, got his start in London the 1960s selling his line of papier mache jewelry. Back in Paris at the start of the 1970s he worked with the leather accessory company. MacDouglas. He launched his own line in 1977 and become famous as one the most important designers of the 1980s. His clothes were known for their powerful. masculine lines. Jackets usually had shoulder pads. His designs were highly prized by high powered women. In the late 80s he also designed for Lanvin for several years.

The Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) was founded in 1958 by Eunice Johnson, co-founder with her husband of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as: Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops. 

Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly and Willi Smith. EFF ended in 2019 after the death of Johnson. Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashions since that time. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces made available.

  

  

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