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[ORDER ITEM - #4416]
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#4416 - c. 1990's CHRISTIAN LACROIX, Paris Deep Dark Blue Brocade Suit From the Haute Couture Shop "Pink", In Nice, France! Just imagine you are on the French Riviera and need a fabulous little suit to wear for dinner out with that cute French guy, Yves, you met yesterday! Where to shop? Ah, go to "Pink", the haute couture shop in Nice, France... listed as the one of the French Riviera's best fashion shop! You seek out the top of the line pink Lacroix label.. not the less expensive pret-a-porter or Bazar labels, and find this incredible nearly black/blue brocade suit... with just the right little embroidered flowers, and just so the cute French guy know you mean business... arrow wielding cupids with hearts! Perfect! Even the plastic blue and yellow flower buttons are interesting, just in case your both decide that he should be unbuttoning those buttons after dinner! :) Excellent condition. Measures: 35/36" bust, 27" waist, up to 37" hips, 20" long skirt. VERY TIGHT wiggle skirt!! Don't expect to move fast! 3/4 length sleeves. Near mint condition. Labeled size 40.

$ 745. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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[ORDER ITEM - #3766]
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#3766 - c. 1980's CLAUDE MONTANA, Italy Black Linen Open Back Jacket! Oh baby... it's "just a black linen riding jacket" from the front... but turn around and surprise your friends... and excite your future boyfriends by wearing nothing underneath! :) Or wear for daytime with something under.. even a shock of color to show through opening at back.. and then top is off with a matching silk or lace hanky stuffed into the sweet little pocket just under cutout! Notched collar, 3-button front, slit pockets at front, chrome buttons. Interior front of jacket is lined. Labeled size 44/10. Mint condition (other than the fact that I didn't press it, so the sleeve is has that unforgivable long wrinkle... I'm SORRY!! :( Measures: 36-38" bust, 28" long from shoulder to hem, 3" waist, 16" across back, 26" long sleeves from shoulder to cuff. Well made and unique!

$ 395. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10
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[ORDER ITEM - #3785]
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#3785 - c. 1990's GALANOS Silk Butterfly Dress with Matching Gauze Chiffon Coat! Designed by one of the most popular American Designers of the mid-century, GALANOS of Beverly Hills dubbed "America's couturier". Using couture standard dressmaking techniques which made his pieces expensive. James Galanos worked in Hollywood with John Louis head of costume design at Columbia Pictures, and showed in first collection in 1953 which won him the coveted Coty award in 1954. Average price of his clothes in the 50's was $400! NOTE: I'm guessing as to the decade of this outfit. It's nearly timeless, so it could easily be from the 60's or 70's as well! This gorgeous two-piece outfit is created from an unbelievable, stunning silk gauze chiffon butterfly print. There is a lined silk chiffon sheath dress and matching sheer silk gauze chiffon coat with inset panels in skirt to create a flouncy hem. The coat closes with two sets of string ties, the sleeves are cut on the bias and the cuffs are completely hand smocked and zip closed. (This coat can easily be worn with many other items under for a multitude of looks!). Many of the features are hand sewn, the entire coat is finished with french seams and delicate bias trim, the dress with sideseam zipper. Near Mint condition. Measurements: 34/35" bust (best for A/B cup), 28/29" waist, up to 36" hip, 38" long from shoulder to hem with additional 5" hem in dress.

$ 1,175. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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#3474 - c. 1950's TRAINA NORELL Black Crepe Dress! Outstanding fabulous black crepe dress (cotton/wool blend?) with wonderful styling and tailoring. Wide shawl collar creates an attached capelet. Buttons up the back with fabric covered buttons. Two large hip patch pockets. 1/2 length sleeves. Originally had a belt, but looks fine without. Measures: 34" bust, 25" waist, up to 36" hips, 28.5" long from waist to hem (plus 5" hem). Excellent condition, with just some minor surface dirt on the skirt (like it was swept on a dusty floor), so you may want to dry-clean. The perfect classic black dress to dress up or wear as is!

$ 375. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM - #3458]
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#3458 - c. 1960's PAULINE TRIGERE Navy Silk Bombazine Gown with Matching Bolero Jacket! Good Size! OK, I confess. I'm not very good at naming fabrics, but someone else called this bombazine. It's a heavy silk. Great halter neckline with collar and sexy low back with interesting backstrap placement. A-line gown. The gown zips up side and is lined in navy silk. Comes with the matching cutaway bolero lined in a bright lemon yellow silk faille for pizzazz! Measures: 40" bust, up to 35" waist, up to 42" hips, 54" from back of collar to hem. Excellent condition, could just use a snap or two on the back straps for neatness, otherwise near perfect.

$ 545. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10/12
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#3677 - c. 1980's MARY MCFADDEN COUTURE Gold Metallic Lace and Jeweled Suit! If you have an audience with a Rajah, you might consider wearing this suit if you don't look all that good in a sari! Stunning! Opulent in an exotic way. Simply cut. The suit consists of a long collarless jacket and a short matching skirt in the most amazing, unique textile. Gold metallic thread embroidered in an oriental pattern on fine net, backed in silk voile. The edges of the jacket are finished in the most extravagant trim consisting of large crystal baguettes, faux pearls and tiny crystal beads. Measures: 34-36" bust (though no stretch in fabric, so the back feels tight, so I'd suggest if you are a 36" bust, that it's more "upfront" than a wide back. The skirt is 30" at lower waist, 35" hips, 17" long skirt (short). The skirt is in desperate need of a walking slit so you may need a tailor for that. Has shoulder pads to help shape. Sheer lining under the gold metallic lace, so you may want to wear a camisole or blouse under. Excellent condition. Best for a woman with small bum and larger top (not good for an hourglass shape). Don't believe the Size 12 label!!! McFadden Couture jeweled suits and gowns easily cost over $5,000 new!!

$ 745. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6 ish (best for large top, small hips!)
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[ORDER ITEM - #3674]
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#3674 - c. 1950's Winter White Beaded Cardigan Sweater Loaded with Beaded Lace Front and Back! Magnificent! Yeah, there are lots of beaded sweaters out there, but first off, I love the ones with fitted waists (they are earlier than the 60's cardigans which are longer). Second, have you ever seen a nicer one? Winter white knit with thousands of tiny white glass beads all intricately woven in a floral lace design both front and back! Also a beaded collar!! Scattering of beads on cuff and bottom edge of sweater. Faux pearl buttons. The sweater is lined under the knit, but unlined under the lace, so you will need something under... or not! :) There are no tags, but it's not 100% cashmere, likely it's a cashmere/wool blend. Excellent condition. I had to search hard to find 3 tiny (pinhead size) marks on one sleeve, two near elbow and one further down. Beading is in near mint condition.

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small
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#3637 - c. 1960's PAULINE TRIGERE Turquoise Blue Wool Evening Coat Encrusted with Rhinestones! Should be in the museum section! This is one of the few items I will guarantee to be of a certain designer even without a label. I have seen enough Pauline Trigere's in my life to know that this is HER... I know from the type of rhinestones and wool tailoring that nobody else can copy. Even down to the quality of the heavy wool. You will have to trust me, unless you are as knowledgeable as I (ah-hem!), and you know it's a Trigere as well. Scrumptious color of bright turquoise. The entire neckline, yoke and upper sleeves are lavished with glass rhinestones in every conceivable shape and size. All of these fantastic sparkling stones are in pristine condition, with no darkening, so they catch the light incredibly. The coat itself is soft, very high quality wool (possibly with some cashmere content). Fully lined. Comes with a matching turquoise blue silk scarf from Paris. Excellent condition with the exception of some very light fading down the top of the shoulders down the top of the sleeves. It may be just old dust from hanging on a hanger.. and may get better.. but I haven't dry-cleaned the coat to attempt. It's perfectly wearable the way it is. Measurements won't help much, but I'm a size 6 and this is just a slight bit too large, hence....a size 8. Measures about 37/38" bust, 37" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 675.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8
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#3641 - c. 1950's HERBERT SONDHEIM Gold Lame Evening Coat! If you take a look through some old Vogue Magazines, you will see that Herbert Sondheim was a top label of the era. Likely very expensive. I had one Sondheim dress in the past, and that was extraordinarily well-made, so no surprise to see this amazing gold lame coat with that label!! Like liquid gold, the most incredible, drapy gold lame fabric in the "new look" shaping. Also has a huge shawl collar that is actually a hood! The coat has a swingy circle skirt with lots of tiny gathers below the waistline, bodice overlaps and snaps at the waist. Sleeves are full with wide split cuffs. The silky lining is a creamy gold. The coat could easily be altered by moving a snap at the waist. Measures: 46" long from shoulders to hem, 30" long from waist to hem., up to 39" bust, 28" waist, and 100" around the swingy skirt. Excellent condition, but for the original belt which is missing.., and if you are picky, the hem of the lining only is a tiny bit dirty. Make an entrance! This is a High Fashion Coat! I dare you to find another!

$ 945. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6 - 10/12 (with snap moved)
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