$ 22.00

Aqua Blue Mini Dress with Decorative Beading

Fun and kitschy mini dress.
Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Dress is in good condition except for faint staining on the back shoulder.  See 4th photo.
Mark/Label: None
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone
  

Fun and kitschy 60s mini dress in bright aqua.  Bodice decorated with beaded trim around the shallow v neckline and front of the bodice.  Additional beads are scattered above the waistline.  Short sleeves.

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: 40" (140 cm)
Zipper: 22" (56 cm)
 

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$ 35.00

Vintage 1960s Shirt Dress by Lady Bayard, Green Toile Print

Unique architectural garden print in green toile.
Approx. Size: Medium, please check measurements below.
Mark/Label: Lady Bayard
Condition: Very good. Loose hem has been repaired.
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

  • Classic shirt dress from the 1960s.
  • Sleeveless dress with 5 white button shirt placket that goes halfway down the front.
  • Beautiful cotton toile print of classic architecture in green and white.
  • Some of the images are upside down.
  • Bust darts. Label size
  • 9 - 10 but please check measurements since this is not contemporary sizing.
  • Lightweight and comfortable. 


Toile de Jouy, (French: “fabric of Jouy”, ) also called Jouy Print is a cotton or linen printed with designs of landscapes and figures for which the 18th-century factory of Jouy-en-Josas, near Versailles, Fr., was famous. The Jouy factory was started in 1760 by a Franco-German, Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15" (38 cm)
Bust: 18.5" (47 cm)
Waist: 18" (45.7 cm)
Hips: 19" (83 cm)
Length – Center Back: 92" (66 cm)

 

 

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$ 55.00

Vintage 1950s Sleeveless Sheath Dress, Blue & White Leaves, XXS

Be cool in and comfortable in this beautiful blue leaf print fabric.

Approx. Size: Label size 9 but this is a XXS. Very small through the back and bust. Please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: None
One of a kind vintage piece - Get it before it’s gone.


Gorgeous sleeveless vintage dress in a blue leaf print design. Striking mid-century summer print of large oak leaves in medium and light blue leaves on a white background in polished cotton. Rounded neckline. Matching piping at the waist with a sweet bow at the each end of the waist. Back zipper.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulder: 14" (35.5 cm)
Bust: 14 ½" (37 cm)
Waist: 12" (30 ½ cm)
Hip: 15" (38 cm)
Length – Center Back: 40” (113 cm)
Zipper: 21" (53 cm)
 

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Vintage 1980s Off-white Lace Wedding Dress.  Perfect for Second Wedding. Size 8 Vintage 1980s Off-white Lace Wedding Dress.  Perfect for Second Wedding. Size 8
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$ 125.00

Vintage 1980s Off-white Lace Wedding Dress. Perfect for Second Wedding. Size 8

Beautiful lace rosettes, perfect for a casual or second wedding.

Approx. Size: Size 8, but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Ricco Antonio, Saks Fifth Avenue

One of a kind vintage piece - Get it before it’s gone

If you are looking for a second wedding dress, this is the one.  Lovely tea length, off-white dress covered in semi-sheer lace rosettes.  The sleeve length just above the arm shows the most flattering part of your arm.  The unlined rosette lace on the sleeves and across the neckline shows just a bit of skin.  Scalloped hem and sleeves.  Hem has satin edging.  Fitted waist. Double white lining at the bust line with single weight lining in the rest of the dress. Label size 12 but fits like an 8.  Please check measurements.  

Ricco Antonio was a high fashion, eveningwear line designed by Filipino born Ricardo Gorosin. While Gorosin had no design training he watched his mom who had a thriving design business in Los Angeles, catering to entertainers such as Cass Elliott and
He began making custom designs for individual clients in the early 1980s. By chance his fashions caught the eye of Bertha Wright, while he was visiting his sister in Lexington Kentucky. Wright, owner of the famous Calumet Farms horse-breeding farm set him up in business under the name Ricco Antonio in 1983 and he moved his base of operations to Lexington.  Eventually Gorosin and his patron had a falling out and the label closed in the 1990s.

 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15.5" (39 cm)
Bust: 17" (43 cm)
Waist: 15" (38 cm)
Hip: 21" (53 cm)
Length – Center Back: 52” (132 cm)
Sleeve: 11" (28 cm)
Zipper: 21 (53 cm)

 

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$ 65.00

1950s Orange & Purple Floral Silk Chiffon Dress, Ruffled Sleeve, Size XXS

Light and summery floral print

Approx. Size: Extra small, but please check measurements
Condition: Very Good
Mark/Label: None
One of a kind - Buy Now.

Lovely floral print silk chiffon dress.  Floral design in orange, purple and gray. Small ruffle around wrists.   Works both for daytime and cocktail. Spring to Fall print.  Very small across the back and form fitting.  http://bit.ly/2E38FcY

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:   
Shoulder: 16" (40.5 cm)
Bust: 15 ½" (39 cm)
Waist: 13" (33 cm)
Hip: 17 ½" (44.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 32” (82 cm)
Zipper: 7" (17.5 cm

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$ 65.00

1950s Blue Silk Floral Jacket & Dress with Belt by Jerry Gilden NY

Classic tailored silhouette, beautiful blue floral fabric.
Approx. Size: Size Small, but please check measurements below. 
Condition: Very good. 
Mark/Label: Jerry Gilden.
One of a kind vintage piece - Get it before it’s gone.

  • Gorgeous two piece silk floral vintage suit.  
  • Sleeveless dress is perfect for daytime wear.  
  • Add the jacket for more formal events or cocktail.
  • This suit would be perfect for exiting your wedding reception.  
  • Silk sleeveless dress in a medium and light blue floral design. Matching short waist jacket and belt.   
  • Dress has front and back bust darts and is fitted with side metal zipper.  
  • Closed back vent. 
  • Short two-button jacket with notched collar and 3/4 sleeves.
  • The jacket is lined. Looped threads at each side hold the wide stiff belt in place.
  • Large oversize buckle in the same fabric.  
  • Label size is vintage 12 but this dress is small, but please check measurements listed below. 

Jerry Gilden made of moderately-priced women’s ready-to-wear in the 1940s &1950s. At one time the company was one of the top five producers of women’s dresses in the United States.  His main designer was a woman named Giselle. She was responsible for designing the dresses and separates that made the Gilden name famous.  Jerry Gilden closed in 1960.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat (cm)
Jacket -
Shoulders: 18" (45.5)
Bust: 19" (48)
Length – Center Back: 15½” (39
Sleeve Opening:  5" (12.5)


Dress -   
Shoulders: 18" (45.5)
Bust: 17½" (44.5)
Waist: 13" (33)
HIps: 18½" (47)
Length – Center Back: 38” (95.5)
Zipper: 13" (71)

Belt:  31" x 2" (78.5 x 5) ; 26" to first hole; 28" to last hole (66 - 71); buckle 2.5" square (6)
 

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$ 65.00

1950s Black Lace Evening Coat, Shawl Collar

Show off your favorite cocktail dress under this beautiful sheer lace evening coat 
Approx. Size:  Medium, see measurements below.
Condition: Good, no tears or rips in the lace. There is one area, bottom right front corner where the lace has slightly faded, please see the final photo. Not noticeable when worn. 
Mark/Label: None.
One of a kind - Buy Now
  • Black lace cocktail jacket in a classic mid-century design.
  • Wide shawl collar that flows down into soft labels.
  • Flattering "just above the knee" length.  
  • Would look amazing over something sleeveless as shown.
  • Please see condition report. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat (cm):
Shoulders: 17" (43)
Bust: 21" (53) (open jacket so can go slightly larger)
Waist: N/A
Hip: 25" (63.5)
Length – Center Back: 39” (99)
Sleeve Length: 9” (22)

 

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$ 125.00

David Pallas Pink Silk Suit, Green Floral Embroidery

Pretty and pink with this embroidered silk suit.
Approx. Size: Size small, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: David Pallas Paris, made in France
One of a kind - Get it before it’s gone.

1990s pink silk suit with lovely green floral embroidery. Long jacket has a slight shimmer.  Scalloped embroidery on neckline continues along the bottom jacket edge.  Six large buttons in matching fabric close with fabric loops. Two large pockets on the front.  Matching mini skirt with waistband.  Closes with back hook and eye and zipper. Pink lining on both pieces.  Jacket falls a couple of inches below the skirt.  Jacket is 38% viscose and 62% polyamide.  Skirt is 100% silk.  http://bit.ly/davidpallas

David Pallas was a Paris atelier with a ready-to-wear line know for impeccable tailoring. Founded in 1970, the company was taken over by Daniel Pallas, the son of the founder, and Daniel's wife Véronique.  They manufactured clothes for other high-end designers.  In 2013 the couple rebranded the company as Pallas and are now known for their women's tuxedo jackets.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:   
Jacket -
Shoulders: 15" (38 cm)
Bust: 19" (48 cm)

Waist: 16" (40.5)
Hips: 20" (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 34” (86 cm)
Sleeve: 24" (61 cm)
Wrist:  5" (12.5 cm)

Skirt -   
Waist: 14½" (37 cm)
Hips: 18" (45.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 19” (48 cm)
Zipper: 8" (20 cm)

 

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Vintage 1970s Southern Belle Dress, Green with White Lace, Spaghetti Straps Vintage 1970s Southern Belle Dress, Green with White Lace, Spaghetti Straps
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$ 45.00

Vintage 1970s Southern Belle Dress, Green with White Lace, Spaghetti Straps

This one has real Southern Belle style
Approx. Size: Small, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Union label

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

Fabulous long green dress with layers of white lace. Green acetate lining with just enough crinoline to allow the layers of lace to hang correctly. Matching green spaghetti straps tie at the top of the shoulders for a perfect fit. Covered back zipper with hook. Perfect bridesmaid gown for a Southern themed wedding. Also will make a great prom dress. 


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat so multiply by two:
Shoulders: 16"  (45.5 cm)
Bust: 13"  (33 cm)
Waist:  24" (61 cm)
Hip: 35"  (89 cm)
Length – Center Back: 53”  (135.5 cm)
Sweep: 67"  (170 cm)
Back zipper: 14" (35.5 cm)

 

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$ 175.00

Vintage 1970s Black Jumpsuit with Dress Panel, Rhinestone Trim, Size Small

Classic 1970s cocktail jumpsuit.
Approximate Size: Small, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good condition, some of the rhinestone trim at the bottom of the pants has been reattached.
Mark/Label: None
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.


Glamorous black wool jumpsuit, perfect for anything from cocktails to a dress ball. Sleeveless with empire waist trimmed in a double row of rhinestones. Front and back of jumpsuit have a faux dress panel so you don't see that it's a jumpsuit until you move. Once you start to move you see the pants also trimmed in rhinestones. Long back covered zipper with two hooks at collar. Back panel with rhinestone trim closes over bottoms part of the zipper with two horizontal snaps and one hook.

This beautiful piece is from an estate that had many wonderful 1960s and 70s custom-made pieces including this one, thus no label. 

Approx. measurements taken flat:
Shoulders: 33" (5 cm)
Bust: 15.5" (40 cm)
Waist: 14" (35.5 cm)
Hips: 18" (45.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 54" (137 cm)
Zipper - 22" (56 cm)

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$ 55.00

Vintage 1960s Short Sleeve Sheath Dress, Adele Martin Original, Blue Raw Silk, XXS

Make it a stylish summer in this raw silk sheath.

Approx. Size: Label size 9 but this is a XXS. Very small through the back. Please check measurements below.
Condition: Very Good
Mark/Label: Adele Martin Original
One of a kind - Buy Now.

Sophisticated 1960s sheath dress in blue raw silk. The raw silk adds a beautiful texture to this dress. Rounded neck. Matching fabric buttons on front and the back. 13 smaller ones on front that fasten with fabric button loops down the front. Five large buttons on the back with two snaps plus metal zipper below. Satin lining. This dress originally had a belt and has a string belt loop on each side but looks fabulous without one. Works well for spring, summer and fall wear.  http://bit.ly/2pNrs83


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulder: 16" (40.5 cm)
Bust: 15 ½" (39 cm)
Waist: 13" (33 cm)
Hip: 17 ½" (44.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 40” (101.5 cm)
Zipper: 7" (17.5 cm) 

 

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$ 795.00

Vintage 1950s Jacques Heim Black Velvet Cocktail Dress, Extra Small

A real collector's item from legendary French couture designer Jacques Heim.
Approximate Size: XS but please check measurements below.
Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. Loose hem has been repaired and partially loose label has been reattached.
Mark/Label: Jeunes Filles designed by Jacques Heim
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Luxurious black velvet cocktail dress. Sleeveless with bateau or boat neckline. Slightly nipped waist. Back closes with hook and eye under a velvet bow. There is a large cutout in the back below the bow. This dress is extremely small, especially through the bust line so please check the measurements. 

 

Jacques Heim was a prominent French fashion and costume designer. He was also known for his furs. From 1930 to his death in 1967, he ran House of Jacques Heim. The company closed in 1969. Heim's Jeunes Filles collection for younger women was introduced in 1936. He was way ahead of his time when in 1932, he introduced one of the first versions of the two piece swimsuit, a design he called the Atome.


Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 13" (33 cm)
Bust: 14" (35.5 cm)
Waist: 11" (28 cm)
Hips: 13" (33 cm)
Length – Center Back: 26" (66 cm)

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$ 145.00

Vintage 1930s Beaded Blouse, Navy & Pink 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.

Beautiful beaded vintage blouse from the 1930s.  Front yoke, sleeves and back are all in navy. 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. Blouse is longer in the front than the back.  Back zipper side and side snaps. Light shoulder padding.  

 

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

 

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Reversible Silk Jacket, Red & Black Brocade or Quilted Mandarin Style Reversible Silk Jacket, Red & Black Brocade or Quilted Mandarin Style
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$ 95.00

Reversible Silk Jacket, Red & Black Brocade or Quilted Mandarin Style

Approx. Size: Medium.  Please check measurements below.
Condition:  Like New
Mark:  None
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

Red Hot and Black. This phenomenal jacket is reversible, giving you two looks in one. One side is a black and red brocade print with black buttons. Jacket reverses to quilted red mandarin style with brocade collar and frog buttons. Sleeves can either be worn to match or cuffed to the opposite pattern. Both sides have black piping on collar, lapels and sleeves.Jacket is a modified box shape. Long curved front darts keep it from looking too boxy. You will get tons of use out of this piece. 

 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 17" (43 cm)
Bust:  
22" (59 cm)

Hip: 22" (59 cm)
Length- Center Back: 23" (150 cm)
Sleeve Length: 25" uncuffed (63.5 cm)

 

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$ 95.00

Oppio Pink & Black Women's Tank Dress & Jacket, Floral Embroidery

Bold and beautiful Italian style
Approx. Size: Italian size 48, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: OPPIO, made in Italy,  Sorelle Chiarugi, S.P.A (Chiarugi Sisters)
One of a kind - Get it before it’s gone.

This sensational women's tank dress with matching jacket. makes a bold statement. Hot pink, black and white color block.  Long jacket falls a couple of inches above bottom of skirt. Floral embroidery on top of jacket, front and back; plus on the top of the dress.  Jacket has four button close on front with two buttons on each cuff. One button on the top of each patch pocket.  Knit viscose makes this a very comfortable fit. Black acetate lining in both pieces.  Fabric is fairly heavy.  Dry Clean only.    http://bit.ly/2sYnVqh

Oppio was an Italian brand active from 2002 - 2012 and headquartered in Milan, Italy. Oppio is Italian for opium.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:   
Jacket -
Shoulders: 16" (40.5 cm)
Bust: 18½" (47 cm)
Hips: 18" (45.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 30½” (77.5 cm)
Sleeve: 23" (58.8 cm)
Wrist:  5" (12.5 cm)

Dress -   
Shoulders: 15" (38 cm)
Bust: 18" (45.5 cm)
Waist: 15" (38 cm)
Hips: 18" (45.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 31½” (80 cm)
Zipper: 18½" (47 cm)

 

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$ 195.00

Carlisle Red Wool Suit, Faux Fur Collar, Size 14

Own the room in this lovely and elegant suit by Carlisle in deep red
Approx. Size: Large, Label size 14.  Please check measurements below
Condition: Very Good
Mark/Label: Carlisle, Made in Hong Kong
Vintage Item - Only One - Buy Now.

 

Very soft wool in a basket weave pattern. Removable faux fur collar takes this from work to Christmas parties. Patch pocket and raw edge design makes the suit less formal. Jacket would look amazing over straight leg jeans.

Five button jacket with four patch style pockets with also with buttons. The a-line skirt hits just below the knee with back vent. Skirt is without a waistband. It does have 4 darts on the front and back and an covered back zipper plus hook and eye closure. Raw edge detailing on collar, shoulders, cuffs, pockets and skirt hem. Suit is fully lined with red acetate. 

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:

Jacket:
Shoulders: 18"  (45.5 cm)
Bust: 18"  (45.5. cm)
Length: 26"  (66)
Sleeve Length:  24"  61 cm)

Fur collar: Length: 17" plus 18" tie on each end; width: 4.5"

Skirt:
Waist: 17.5"  (44.5 cm)
Hip: 22"  (56 cm)
Length: 25"  (63.5)
Zipper: 8"  (20 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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$ 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
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 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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$ 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
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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. 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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$ 125.00

1970s Shirtwaist Ball Gown in Salmon Pink Silk Chiffon

We were gobsmacked when this one arrived in the shop.

Approx. Size: Small, but please check measurements below.

Condition: Very Good, one seem and small hole have been repaired

Mark/Label: Belt marked Tetra, Size 14

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Soft silk chiffon in a deep salmon pink. Classic fitted shirtwaist top with 2 buttons and matching belt with oversized square buckle. Flowing skirt falls below. Hand-rolled bottom edge give the effect you are floating. Sheer sleeves with shirt cuffs. Underneath the silk chiffon is an orange fitted lining that is probably acetate. The two colors work beautifully together creating a beautiful three season look.  http://bit.ly/2BOp7hd

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15.5" (40 cm)
Bust: 19" (48 cm)
Waist: 20" (51 cm)
Hip: 24" (61 cm)
Length – Center Back: 59” (149 cm)
Sleeve: 22" (56 cm)
Wrist: 4 (10 cm)
Belt: 36" x 1.5" (91.5 x 4 cm)

 

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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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$ 55.00

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 pin point holes near the bottom front which are not noticeable when worn.

Mark/Label: Original Hangtag has a RN# 18766 for Le Bann Originals, Inc.

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This dress is a stunner especially if you like 1970s style. Long sleeveless column gown in a lovely tone of aqua blue. 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 an 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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1950s Strapless Cocktail Dress, Black Taffeta

Mid century finesse

Approx. Size:  Small, please check measurements below

Condition: Good, one small hole near back zipper

Mark/Label: None

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Stunning strapless black cocktail dress in black taffeta. Tight, ribbed corset bodice. Full skirt from waist and bustle in back. Covered back metal zipper. 

Approx. Measurements Taken Flat:
Bust: 13"  (33 cm)
Waist: 11"   (28 cm)
Hip: N/A
Length – Center Back: 36”   (91 cm)
Sweep: 86"   (218 cm)
Zipper length: 11"  (28 cm) 

 
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1940s Bolero Style Blouse with Rhinestones in Pink & Black Silk Crepe de Chine

This beautiful short top with decorated sleeves also works great as a jacket.
Approx. Size:  Small, please check measurements below
Condition: Very good. No stains, rips or tears.
Mark/Label:  None
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  • Beautiful short, nipped-waist top in black and pink silk crepe.
  • Also works well as a jacket. Sleeves are decorated with burgundy and green Sequins, faux pearls and gold silk braiding in a flower and leaf pattern.
  • Four large buttons in front covered in matching fabric.
  • Glam look for either dressing up or in jeans. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15"  (38 cm)
Bust: 30"  (76 cm)
Waist: 28"  (71 cm)
Length: 21"  (53 cm)
 

 

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