Monday, February 28, 2011

1970s Michael Novarese Beaded Evening Gown

Elaborate beading decorates the black silk chiffon of this 1970s evening gown by Michael Novarese.

Friday, February 25, 2011

1960s David Crystal Dress

The chest of a 1960s David Crystal dress has a crocodile patch on the chest.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

1930s Satin Evening Gown

This 1930s satin evening gown has triple shoulder straps.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Textural Sweater

The knit on a Coogi Sweater has variations in the weave giving lots of visual interest.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

1960s Tuxster Cape

This 1960s cape was made by Tuxster. The company name came from its use of cotton poplin that has been allover pintucked.

Monday, February 21, 2011

1970s Ethnic Gauzy Dress

The front yoke of a 1970s dress has two cords with charms that tie into bows at the neck.

Friday, February 18, 2011

1970s Lilly Pulitzer Dress

The straps on this 1970s Lilly Pulitzer dress lace in and out of small loops to form a criss-cross pattern on the back.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

1980s Adele Simpson Dress

A 1980s dress has a large tie at the neckline that is partially fastened with silk covered snaps.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

1940s Irene Lentz Dress

This 1940s Irene Lentz dress features tucks that form draping on the skirt.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

1980's Chanel Boutique Skirt Suit

A vintage 1980s Chanel Skirt Suit has signature Chanel logo buttons and gold chain at hemline.

Monday, February 14, 2011

1950s Tachi Castillo Circle Skirt

This 1950s circle skirt by Mexican designer Tachi Castillo is decorated with large birds done in hand worked crewel embroidery.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

1950s Irene Lentz Suit

The jacket of this 1950s Irene Lentz suit closes with 2 large buttons in one long bound buttonhole.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1980s Ungaro Silk Crepe Blouse

The pleated shoulder of a 1980s blouse closes with buttons.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

1950s Wiggle Dress

The darts on this vintage 50s dress open into inverted pleats.

Monday, February 7, 2011

1960s Leather Coat

The back belt of a 1960s leather coat is fastened with hooksnap toggles.

Friday, February 4, 2011

1980s Richlene Beaded Evening Gown

The bodice of this 1980s Richlene evening gown is covered in sequins, beads, and embroidery.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

1950s Bridal Gown

The skirt portion of a 1950s wedding dress has diagonal pleats giving fullness to the skirt and ends in a large bow at center back.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1970s Bob Mackie Dress

4 asymmetrically placed shoulder straps come together with a hook and eye at the left shoulder of this 1970s custom made disco dress by Bob Mackie.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

1950s Patricia Black Slip

A 1950s black slip has layers of lace, chiffon and appliques at the bustline.