Featuring a 1970's set, skirt and top in a chocolate brown with a white abstract floral pattern, we like to think these are Daisy's, and pink accents. Top comes with slightly puffed long sleeves and a V-neckline. A-line skirt with elastic waist, side zipper and hook for safe closure. Super soft material and extremely comfortable. Put on your high boots, creating a super cool look.
Seductive emerald green 70's disco dress does the style of the 40's. Dress features bishop sleeves with elastic cuffs, V-neckline and beaded appliques around the shoulder neckline. Flared skirt with hankie style peplum. Tie belt supports the super feminine line of the dress. A fantastic Disco Swing dress for a moving appearance.
Label: Trolley Car
BEST FITS: XS (see measurements)
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition, elastic around the cuffs has slightly weakened due to age. Dress presents absolutely beautiful.
A fantastic Malcom Starr dress is waiting for you! This is just an awesome combination of two luxury materials: Silk and Velvet. Silk bodice, Velvet skirt. Geometric print throughout in different shades of blue, faded orange, brown-beige. Fully lined. Hidden zipper in back. Long sleeves and attached straps to neckline which gives you the chance to create the most awesome bow. A fantastic creation by Malcom Starr for so many occasions. Hidden Zipper in back.
Malcolm Starr made a popular line of evening dresses from 1961 through the 1970s. A Malcolm Starr dress was commonly a sculptural and simple shift dress which was elaborately beaded and sequined. The company also made day attire, in the form of dress and coat or jacket sets. By the end of the 1970s, they were also making separates. Two designer names associated with Malcolm Starr are Youssef Rizkallah, who joined Starr in 1969 and was there until 1975, and Elinor (Rizkallah) Simmons, who had been there from the early 1960s until 1972. Also, Carol Horn was with Malcolm Starr for a brief period in the early 1970s.
Starr was also a partner with Teal Traina in Gino Charles
Showstopper from the 90's! Dress features sheer crepe silk over solid silk on the bodice, skirt and sleeves. Base color is a beige/grey with a colorful abstract pattern, looks like a tree with leaves, in red, aquamarine, green and purple. The pattern is trimmed with gold braid. Dress closes with side zipper and eye hook around the bustline creating a V-neck. Padded shoulders, can be removed if desired. Crepe silk draped around the waistline, front and back, flowing into a type of side sash. We can't find a tag and the way it is made we assume it was made by hand at the time.
Vintage 1970s maxi dress with red jersey bodice, V neckline, open shoulder Angel sleeves, cummerbund-style waist, long floral print skirt in beige with floral design. Hidden zipper in the back. Dress is a thicker Jersey/Polyester blend material.
Not your average navy blue dress! Presenting a lovely, feminine Pencil Skirt Dress made by Top designer Valentino. Dress features a seersucker type stretch fabric and gold anchor buttons throughout the bodice. Two side pockets with attached buttons, appropriate sleeve length and hidden zipper in the back. Gorgeous and sophisticated. Made in Italy.
Sweet Leslie Fay dress from the 70's does the 40's. Lovely round lace collar, short angel sleeves with slightly puffed shoulders and drop waist give this dress a romantic touch. Appropriate length, hidden zipper in the back. This dress is a lightweight polyester and has a beautiful flow. Ideal for hot summer days.
Label: Leslie Fay
Shoulders: 15 1/2''
Bust: 44'’ max
BEST FITS: L (see measurements)
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition
NOTE: For better showcasing we have pinned this dress. Please refer to measurements, best fits Large.
Planning a vacation? Or just having a love for color? This Malihini Vintage Beach dress could be the answer. Psychedelic 1970's sleeveless Maxi dress features bright colorful floral pattern in yellow, green, bright pink and orange. Straight cut with ruffled hemline creating a gorgeous swing. Lightweight Cotton. Hidden zipper in the back.
Presenting a fluttery cape boho dress with open shoulders in a beautiful dusty pink with subtle flower print. Dress features a V-neckline with little bows on both shoulders. Elastic waistline for super comfort. Dress is ultra sheer, a camisole is recommended. Flowing a-line skirting with zip back. Lovely and sweet!
A lovely vintage Mexican sun dress circa 1970s. Ivory semi-sheer gauze cotton with sheer crochet style sheer waist from panel. Crocheted bustline, backless halter top with gathered low neckline, smocked elastic back waist, red and green floral embroidery and back waist tie. Full skirt with hankie hem.
Lovely batik print cotton sleeveless sundress from the 60s/70s. Slight A- line shape, squared neckline with wider straps, hidden zipper in the back. Tasteful color combination in a darker purple, olive, white, blue and green.
Beautiful Eyelet Lace summer dress from the 70's. This dress is unworn and has the original tags. Besides the gorgeous eyelet lace this dress bribes through the orange sherbet color. Lightweight cotton, V-neckline with attached little bow straps, short sleeves, ruffled hemline and matching tie belt. Hidden zipper in the back. This dress can also be worn loose, depends on your size and what style you want to create. (see last picture) Combine with your favorite flats, wedges or heels.
Luxury knitwear from St.John. This gorgeous red lipstick knit dress from the 1970's features a solid knit, pleated looking bodice, slightly puffed long sleeves and a round neckline. Slightly fluted A-line skirt. A figure flattering option for day and night.
To us this gorgeous Victor Costa dress is a mixed composition between sophistication and coolness. Beautiful rose pink jersey dress gown by Victor Costa from the 70's. Dress features a typical 70's collar, long sleeves with accordion pleated cuffs and an accordion pleated full hemline. Dress opens and closes with buttons on the front. Buttons are covered with the same fabric as the dress. Loose pockets around hip line. Super cool! A big satin sash around the waist line creates additional flair.
Presenting a vibrant apple green Miss Elliette California ruffled and amazing pleating and wavy detail. The layering of the sheer material makes the dress have so much movement. Full ruffle cape neckline, sweeping pleated full skirt and matching sash belt. Fully lined in matching apple green fabric. Hidden zipper in the back. With having a closer look, you will see that there is a white dot pattern throughout the whole dress. Gorgeous and in excellent condition.
A stunning Hanae Mori piece from the 70's. Dress features red, green, cream and black stripes. Very cute black velvet bow tie attached to round close neck collar. The buttons are all lined with black velvet. Hidden zipper in the back. Dress is fully lined in a light brown. Long sleeves. Straight skirt line with adorable peplum. Velvet accents around the waist line. Just lovely!
Label: Hanae Mori
Fabric: Wool Blend
Waist: 31 1/2’’
BEST FITS: XS or S (see measurements)
CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition.
The youngest child of five and only daughter of a fashion conscious father,Hanae Mori(b. 1926) grew to share her love of fashion, texture, and colour. She went to public school, then university in Tokyo, studying literature. During the war she had to suspend her studies to work, then married a son of a wealthy and successful textile manufacturer. She returned to study after a few years of homemaking and focused on fashion.
Whilst on holiday in Paris in 1960, Mori had a fateful fitting with Coco Chanel. She claimed this meeting changed her life and she challenged herself to realise her own dream of designing haute couture. She returned to her small Tokyo office, where she had been designing significant numbers of costumes for directors including Ozu, Oshima and Kurosawa. She had been thinking of throwing in the towel, but this meeting gave her new enthusiasm and a new challenge. By 1965 she had launched her own collection and had orders from prestigious stores such as Neiman Marcus. In 1975 Mori moved to France and showed her collection in Paris, where she soon opened her atelier in 1977. She has since been commuting between Paris and Tokyo.
Mori is the Queen of Couture in Japan and she has the patronage of Princess Masako, who favours her refined suits and floral evening gowns for formal functions. Her trademark east-meets-west blend of Mao collars, kimono sleeves, and Western couture techniques have graced the likes of both Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton, Princess Grace of Monaco, and Sophie Marceau.
In Paris in July 2004 Hanae Mori said goodbye to the fashion world, with her last haute couture collection. Her gowns were exquisitely embroidered with her trademark butterflies and her granddaughter, 21 year old Izumi Mori, wore her finale wedding gown. The audience rose to their feet for a last ovation.
Source: Vintage Fashion Guild, Written by sarasattic.co.uk
A dress like a feather! Amazing light weight in 100% silk with a red, blue and white floral dot pattern from the 70's. Dress features small shoulder pads, a round neckline, long sleeves and a Mod-dress line. Darling dress not only for hot summer days.
Label: Jean Louis Scherrer
Length: 38 1/2''
Sleeve Opening: 8''
BEST FITS: S or M (see measurements)
CONDITION: In Good to Excellent Vintage Condition, a few pulls on the shoulder area, slight color bleeding in the back and some areas in the front. (Strangely enough just the red flowers) Looks like a part of the pattern though and is only visible with a close look, but it has to be mentioned. Price reflects these minor flaws. Overall this dress presents beautifully.
Note: Previous Owner has shortened the dress. Additional 3" of hem that can be let out, and it looks like the zipper was either fixed or replaced at some point.
This darling Boho Hippie Maxi dress would have rocked Woodstock! Presenting an original YOUNG EDWARDIAN ARPEJA Boho Hippie Kimono style 1970's dress with a floral ethnic print throughout. Hidden Zipper in the back, A-line skirt. Empire waist, bell sleeves, ricrac, batik and floral fabrics make this maxi dress one of a kind!
Gorgeous floor length Alfred Shaheen dress. Dresses made by the Artist Alfred Shaheen have NEVER been more popular nor more collectible. And with good reason. He created the Silk Screening process used to make his creations; his textiles and colors are stunning.
Presenting a delicate Maxi dress in a gorgeous creme white with a blue and taupe floral pattern, showing a rose garden on the skirt. Sheer long sleeves, typical 70's collar with V-neck. Dress features button down from neckline to bottom, cuffs with matching fabric buttons and floral pattern. Dress comes fully lined.
Another excellent dress from Japanese Top designer Hanae Mori. This 100% Silk shift dress features a retro print in brown and emerald green. With a closer look the print almost looks like leaves and reminds of a beautiful jungle. Dress comes fully lined with long sleeves and casual pockets on each side of the hips. Dress opens and closes with a button border throughout the hole back. Buttons are covered with the same fabric as the dress. Dress can be worn with a belt (shown in the picture, belt not included in purchase) or without. Totally awesome with brown suede boots.
Label: Hanae Mori
Fabric: 100% Silk
Size: 14 (please see measurements, today's sizes are different)
Needless to say that we are big fans of Umba for Parne Feinstein dresses. Casual yet elegant and very feminine. Presenting a 70's dress in a wonderful tan/beige iridescent color with a golden undertone. Lon sleeves with ruffled cuffs. V-neck, 70's collar, ruffled hem line. Matching belt around waistline, hidden zipper in the back. Extremely soft material. Absolutely gorgeous with high suede boots.
Showcasing a romantically layered silk caplet dress from design legend Holy Harp. This dress is constructed entirely of silk and silk chiffon. The draping is angelic and we're obsessed with the genius sleeve cape construction that floats in line with the layers of tiered silk chiffon. Dress features a wide open V-neckline pulled together with the over sized silk sashes, creating a fantastic romantic front line. Perfect for many occasions.
Label: Holly Harp
Fabric: Silk & Silk Chiffon
BEST FITS: S or M (see measurements)
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition, light fading of top of shoulders
After opening a boutique in Los Angeles in 1968 and having her collection showcased at Henri Bendel in New York in 1972,Holly HarpPark (1939-1995) began manufacturing her designs under her own label in 1973. Taking her inspiration from the vintage garments she collected, she is best known for her “rich hippie” looks — romantic layered and draped designs in ethereal hand-painted georgette and chiffon.
Twice-nominated for the Coty Award, she also created costumes for the movies Cabaret, Sleeper, and The Turning Point. Holly Harp was the subject of a retrospective at Decades Gallery in 1992 and her work was included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Goddess’ exhibit in 2003. Holly Harp’s career spanned from the late 1960’s to the early 1990’s and her designs are highly collectible, prized for their timeless, romantic appeal.
Source: Vintage Fashion Guild, Written by bigchief173