Vintage clothing at MadgesHatbox
$ 150.00

Vintage 1970s Scottish Kilt, Burberry Tartan, 100% Wool

Classic Burberry tartan from Scotland.
Approx. Size:  Medium, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: The Tartan Gift Shops, Edinburgh, made in Scotland
One of a Kind - Get it before it's gone.
  • Authentic Scottish kilt.
  • 1970s tailored kilt in the Burberry clan tartan of tan, red & black made by The Tartan Gift Shops.
  • A kilt is a type of skirt that wraps around the waist and is secured by two black leather straps with silver metal buckles.
  • The front edge is fringed down the side.
  • Accordion pleats on the sides and back.
  • 100% wool, dry clean only.  
  • Works for men or women.
  • The 70s Burberry jacket shown is available here.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat (cm):
Waist: 16" (40.5)
Hips: 22" (56)
Length: 28” (71)

 

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$ 45.00

Vintage Donna Karan Tan Trench Coat, DKNY, Patch Pockets, Size 4

This lightweight trench coat from Donna Karan is perfect for spring
Approx. Size - Label size 4, but please check measurements below
Condition: Coat is in very good shape. Original belt is missing
Mark/Label: DKNY

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

  • Lightweight cotton trench coat in tan.
  • Straight lines, notch collar and two large patch pockets.
  • Lime green topstitching on sleeves and around buttonholes.
  • Five button front. Back closed vent with decorative button closure.
  • Decorative storm flaps on each side plus in the back.
  • Two large belt loops.
  • Original belt is missing so remove the loops or add your own belt in a bright spring color.
  • Cotton shell and polyester lining. 


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat (cm): 
Shoulders 16.5" (42")
Bust: 43" (48)
Waist: 20" (51)
Hips: 20” (51)
Length – Center Back: 39” (99)
Sleeve: 23” (66)
Wrist: 6” (58.5)

 

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$ 150.00

Vintage 1970s Ultrasuede Trench Coat, Salmon Pink, Matching Belt

Beautiful and sophisticated trench coat in dark salmon pink Ultrasuede

Approx. Size - Small. but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good. Very minor wear commensurate with age. Please note: Two buttons were missing from the front of the coat. There was one button as decoration at the bottom of each sleeve. They were relocated to replace the front buttons. Very slight imprint and a small hole on sleeves where the buttons were previously located. See the final photo.

Mark/Label: Ultra Suede Brand Fabric, Union Label

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone

  • Beautiful vintage trench coat in salmon pink Ultrasuede.
  • Front angled slash pockets.  
  • Cool pink and brown plastic buttons.
  • Topstitching.
  • Unique three piece matching belt that buttons at each side.
  • Pink acetate lining.
  • Note: Ultrasuede pieces need to be cleaned by a specialty dry cleaners. Use clothes brush for dirt and dust.  

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Bust: 19" (48 cm)
Waist: 19" (48 cm)
Hips: 21” (53 cm)
Length – Center Back: 44.5” (113 cm)
Sleeve: 26” (66 cm)
Wrist: 5” (12.5 cm)
Belt: 47" x 3.5" (8 cm)
 

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$ 395.00

1970s Halston Ultrasuede Trench Coat, Dark Red, Matching Belt

Dynamite Halston trench in a very dark cranberry red ultra suede
Approx. Size - Small. but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good. Minor wear commensurate with age
Mark/Label: Halston
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone
 

1970s cranberry red trench coat in Ultrasuede by Halston. Matching belt, seven button front plus two 2 button cuffs with button placket. In-line pockets, one on each side.. Unlined. Note: Ultra suede pieces need to be cleaned by a specialty dry cleaners.  Use clothes brush for dirt and dust. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders 15" (38")
Bust: 18" (45.5 cm)
Waist: 16" (40.5 cm)
Hips: 20” (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 43” (109 cm)
Sleeve: 23” (58 cm)
Wrist: 4” (20 cm)
Belt: 58" x 2" (147 x 5 cm)

 

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$ 295.00

1970s Bill Blass Tan Ultrasuede Coat Dress

Sophisticated long coat dress in a tan ultra suede Bill Blass
Approx. Size - Label size 10, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good. Minor wear commensurate with age
Mark/Label: Blassport Ultrasuede Fabric
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone
  • Tan Ultrasuede coat dress by Bill Blass.  
  • Rounded collar with tone-on-tone topstitching.
  • Matching belt.
  • Seven button front plus two 2 button cuffs.
  • No pockets.
  • 11 plastic buttons on the front.
  • Unlined. 
  • This piece works great as a spring dress or year round as a coat over jeans.
  • Note: Ultra suede pieces need to be cleaned by a specialty dry cleaners. Use clothes brush for dirt and dust. 


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders 16" (40.5")
Bust: 19" (48 cm)
Waist: 19" (48 cm)
Hips: 20” (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 44.5” (113 cm)
Sleeve: 26” (66 cm)
Wrist: 45” (51 cm)
Belt: 47" x 3.5" (119 x 9 cm)

 

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$ 55.00

Vintage 1960s Beaded Angora Yellow Cardigan, White Flower Beading

Angora makes this sweater super soft.
Approx. Size: Label size 42, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good, beading is intact. One small stain on the lining. Not noticeable when worn.
Mark/Label: Cavanagh's St. Thomas Virgin Islands
One of kind - Get it before it's gone

  • Beautiful pale yellow with white floral beading.
  • Intricate white floral beading on front and sleeves.
  • White sequins with aurora borealis coating around the neck and down the lapel.
  • Eight round ball pear buttons.
  • Ribbed wrists and bottom.
  • 70% wool, 20% angora.
  • The angora makes this sweater super soft.
  • White nylon lining in the bodice for ultimate comfort.
  • From Cavanagh's St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. http://bit.ly/2PXHUAO

Virginia Cavanagh traveled the world buying clothing and accessories for her chain of shops in the Caribbean. She specialized in beaded sweaters and cocktail wear made in Hong Kong for women and Thai silk clothing for men and women. Know for having "Famous Labels from 50 Countries".

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16" (43 cm)
Bust: 19.5" (48 cm)
Bottom: 15" (43 cm)
Length – Center Back: 19” (51 cm)
Sleeve: 19 ½ " (48 cm)
Wrist: 3 ½” (9 cm)

 

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$ 145.00

Vintage 1930s Beaded Blouse, Navy & Pink SIlk Crepe de Chine

Interesting combination of navy blue and salmon pink silk crepe de chine.  
Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below
Condition: Good. Minor wear commensurate with age. Some minor bead loss at top right shoulder
Mark/Label: None

One of a kind - Get it before it’s gone.

  • Beautifully beaded vintage blouse from the 1930s.  
  • Front yoke, sleeves, and back are all in navy.
  • The lower part of the front is in pink.  
  • This blouse is slightly tucked at the waist.  
  • Navy blue beading runs down the front fringing over the top of the pink.  
  • More navy beads fall down the of the front.  
  • The beading has an aurora coating that really makes them glisten.
  • Three-quarter sleeves with decorative horizontal darts near openings.  
  • This blouse is meant to be tucked in and was part of a set with a matching high waisted skirt since there are buttons along the bottom of the back and the bottom front edged is pinked rather than hemmed.
  • This blouse is longer in the front than the back.  
  • Back zipper side and side snaps.
  • Light shoulder padding.  

Approx. Measurements taken flat (cm):
Shoulders: 14.5" (37 
Bust: 16.5" (42)
Waist: 15.5 (40)
Length in Front: 23 (58.5)
Length in Back: 19.5 (50)
Sleeve: 18” (45.5)
Sleeve Opening: 4.5" (11.5)

 

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$ 295.00

1970s Green Silk Shantung Evening Gown, Rhinestone Buttons

This one is a stunner.

Approx. Size:  Small.  Please check measurements below.

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

 

Bright lime green shirt dress in heavy silk shantung.  Large round light green rhinestone buttons.  Short sleeve.  Collar can lay flat or stand up.  Classic 1970s chic.  This was custom made and shows it.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 18" (45.5 cm)
Bust: 18.5" (47 cm)
Hips: 24" (61 cm)
Length – Center Back: 55" (140 cm)

 

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$ 48.00

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

Worn together or separately these pieces will be fall and spring staples.
Approx. Size:  Label size 42, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Geiger Collection, Made in Austria
Vintage Item - Buy Now - Only One Available.
  • Geiger silk shirt and skirt set
  • Beautiful modernist poppy floral print in tones of green, blue, teal and purple.
  • The camp shirt also works 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.  

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

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

 

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$ 28.00

Vintage Long Sleeve Blouse by Barrie Stephens, Night at the Opera Print

Beautifully detailed print.
Approx. Size:  Label size 12 but fits smaller please check the measurements shown below.  
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Barrie Stephens
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  • Soft, soft rayon in a beautiful "Night at the Opera" print.
  • The design features a musical score, pearls, opera glasses, roses, handbag, and champagne.
  • in vibrant shades of pink, gold, and purple on a black background.
  • Blouson style with fitted elastic at hips and cuffs.
  • Long sleeve with padded shoulders. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat (cm):
Bust: 22" (56)
Waist: N/A
Hip: 28" (71)
Length – Center Back: 26” (66)
Sleeve Length: 23” (58)

 

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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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Vintage Rena Lange Long Vest, Brown Wool with Fringe Vintage Rena Lange Long Vest, Brown Wool with Fringe
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$ 85.00

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
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

Patchwork knit vintage vest 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 vest in so many different ways. Perfect for jeans or dress it up with pants or a long skirt. Open vest with two pockets. 

Founded in Munich in 1916 as by Martha Lange as a lingerie shop. Henriette Günthert soon took over the business. Her nephew Peter Günthert inherited the business in 1953 and continued to expand the company.   In the 60s he met his wife Renate, who became the principal designer. The Rena Lange house became famous for their luxury knitwear and designer fashion in Europe.  The line made it's way to the United States in the 1990s. 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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Vintage Opera Coat, Black Velvet, Vintage 1930s, Carson Pirie Scott Vintage Opera Coat, Black Velvet, Vintage 1930s, Carson Pirie Scott
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$ 195.00

Vintage Opera Coat, Black Velvet, Vintage 1930s, Carson Pirie Scott

Own the room in this sophisticated opera coat from Carson Pirie Scott, Chicago.
Approx. Size:  Small
Condition: Coat is in very good shape overall. Fabric has been repaired around the buttons. 
Mark/Label: Carson Pirie Scott
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Full length vintage opera coat in luxurious black velvet. Long coat hangs drapes from gathered shoulders. Open coat style with two large black art deco buttons at the top. Shoulder pads. Cream silk lining. Fab art deco CPS label. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 21" (53 cm)
Bust: 19" (48.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 57" (144 cm)
Sleeve Length: 21.5" (55 cm)
Wrist: 4.5" (11.5 cm)

 

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$ 32.00

1970s Long Brown Vest, Nubby Hand-Knit

This vest will quickly become a wardrobe staple
Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below
Condition: Vest is in good shape. Small repair of separated weave middle back.
Mark/Label: None
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

  • Thick, nubby hand-knit vintage vest.
  • In tones of brown, orange, rust, green and gold.
  • Two front pockets.
  • Four leather covered buttons in front.
  • Slightly fitted at the waist when buttoned.
  • Fabulous long vest in classic 1970s style. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 18" (45.5 cm)
Bust: 21" (53 cm) (if worn open can go larger slightly)
Hip: 22" (56 cm)
Length – Center Back: 28” (71 cm)

 

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$ 22.00

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
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

 

  • A standout cocktail dress. 
  • The blend of 61% cotton and 39% polyester looks and feels 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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$ 35.00

Vintage Denim Shirt, Size Large, Medium Wash

Vintage denim shirt in a soft wash
Approx. Size:  Label size large, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Ruff Hewn, True American Wear, Hong Kong

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone

You will find this vintage shirt very soft and comfortable to wear.  Nice faded medium wash. Label size large but please check measurements below.  

  • Cotton.
  • Long roll-up sleeves.
  • Functional buttons at cuffs.
  • Button placket.
  • Chest pockets.
  • Machine wash

Ruff Hewn was an importer of denim clothes in the 1980s thru mid 1990. The company is no longer in business. There is a Ruff Hewn company today that is completely different.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 20" (38 cm)
Bust: 21" (49.5 cm)
Hip: 24" (53 cm)
Length – Center Back: 29” (63.5 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23” (58 cm)
Wrist: 4" (10 cm)

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$ 28.00

Vintage 1970s Green Polyester Shirt with Top Stitching

If polyester shirts with topstitching is your idea of heaven then this one is for you
Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label: King James California, made in Hong Kong.
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
  • Gorgeous color of bright green with white top stitching on collar, cuffs, pockets and front placate.
  • Shirt has a straight hem which also makes it a fantastic lightweight jacket.
  • Long sleeve 2 two button cuff and one button placket.
  • Seven white pearlized plastic buttons down the front.
  • Four rounded patch pockets, each with one button.
  • Tailored in Hong Kong, this is a very well made shirt. 


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15" (38 cm)
Bust: 19.5" (49.5 cm)
Hip: 21" (53 cm)
Length – Center Back: 25” (63.5 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23” (58 cm)
Wrist: 4" (10 cm)

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$ 48.00

1970s Aqua Blue Column Gown in Silk Chiffon & Lace

Marvelous color of aqua blue
Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good. Some very small pinpoint holes near the bottom front which are not noticeable when worn.
Mark/Label: Original Hangtag has an RN# 18766 for Le Bann Originals, Inc.
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone
  • This dress is a stunner of 1970s style.
  • Long sleeveless column gown in a lovely tone of aqua blue.
  • The gown is made of silk chiffon with a hand-rolled hem.
  • There is a fitted lining of matching aqua blue acetate.
  • High lace collar with the same lace trim down the front.
  • The chiffon back has a slit opening to reach the zipper on the lining. This opening is covered with a large bow flowing down almost to the hem.
  • The collar has two hooks and the bow snaps into place on one side.
  • This beautiful dress equally well for a young woman's prom dress or for more adult affairs.
  • Original tag size 7 - 8 but please see sizing details.
  • In researching this company we have found ads for prom, party and wedding dresses in the 1960s and 1970s.  

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat Are For The Fitted Lining:
Shoulders: 15" (38 cm)
Bust: 16" (40.5 cm)
Waist: 18" (45.5 cm)
Hips: 20.5" (52 cm)
Length – Center Back: 55" (140 cm)
Zipper: 22" (56 cm)
 

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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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$ 24.00

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
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
  • 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 (cm):
Shoulders: 19" (48)
Bust: 22" (59)
Waist: 22" (59)
Hip: 22: (59)
Length – Center Back: 28” (71)
Sleeve Length: 23" (58.5)
Wrist: 4" (10)

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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$ 45.00

1960s Mini Dress, Leopard Print Trim by Beeline Fashions

Fabulous leopard print trim.
Approx. Size:  Small, please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Beeline Fashions
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

  • Fabulous 60s mini dress.
  • Short sleeve cotton dress has an Ultrasuede type finish.
  • Stand up collar and pocket trim are in faux leopard fur.
  • Bust darts.
Beeline was started by Beatrice F. Birginal and her husband H. Edison Birginal in the 1940s. They sold their fashions through home parties. At the height of the companies success in the 1970s, they had over 20,000 sales consultants.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 18" (46 cm)
Bust: 16.5" (42 cm)
Waist: 16" (40.5 cm)
Hip: 19" (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 37" (94 cm)
Sleeve Length: 8” (20 cm)
Zipper: 19.5" (49.5 cm)

  

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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 the bottom rear of coat.  Not noticeable when worn.
Mark/Label: Geoffrey Beene
One of a kind - Get it before it's gone
 

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. The coat has a double-sided medallion 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. The 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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$ 55.00

Abstract Floral Print Silk Tunic by D. Exterior

Approximate Size:  Fits Most.
Condition:  Like New.
Mark/Label:   D. Exterior, made in Italy.
One of a kind item – Buy Now.
  • Lovely silk tunic in an abstract floral scarf print.  
  • Colors include red, blue, back and brown.  
  • Black color blocking.  
  • Deep v-neck.  
  • From the 2010 collection.

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.
Approx. Size:  Label size 44.  This is extra small, please check measurements below 
Condition: Very good. One very small hole on right sleeve.  Pants have not been hemmed.  Belt has been altered to close with a snap.  Buckle has been disabled.
Mark/Label: Claude Montana Paris, made in Italy
One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.
  • Long coat with wide rounded shawl color.
  • The 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. http://bit.ly/2WxwDrg
Approximate Measurements Taken Flat (cm):
Jacket:
Shoulders: 18" (48)
Bust: 17.5"  (44.5)
Waist: 15" (38
Hip: 20"  (51)
Length – Center Back: 33”  (84)
Sleeve Length: 24”  (61)

Pants:  (Very small size)
Waist: 14.5"  (37)
Hips: 22"  (56)
Length" 119" (302) ((Pants are not hemmed)
Pant Width at hem: 6" (15)
Zipper" 9.5"  (24)

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

Montana, born in Paris in 1949, got his start in London the 1960s selling his line of Papier-mâché 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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