1940's Black Crepe Evening Dress with Beaded Butterfly Motif

Classic and elegant, this 1940's evening gown has cap sleeves, a self tie at the neckline, a fitted waist above a long skirt with a center pleat.

Item: F40-007
SOLD


1940's Silk Print Day Dress

An abstract print in pink, green and lavender is used for this 1940's silk day dress.

Item: F40-040
Price: $550.00


 
1940's Spring Bouquet Cocktail Hat

Perched on your head, but held securely in place by the pink fabric covered wire in back, this 1940's hat announces the arrival of spring.

Item: F40-035
Price: $500.00


Norman Norell for Traina-Norell Chartreuse Sequin Mermaid Dress

Norman Norell is most famous for his Mermaid dresses, many of which are in museum collections. This is a very early example from the 1950's before he started designing under the Norman Norell label.

Item: F40-091
Price: $1800.00


 
Vintage 1950's Black Beaded Floral Print Silk Dress

A charming pink and green floral print on a black silk background is covered in tiny black bugle beads.

Item: F40-002
Price: $850.00


1940's Black Organza Gown, Larger Size

A beautiful flower and vine design on the bodice is worked in sequins, beads and soutache braid.

Item: F40-015
SOLD


 
1950's Helena Barbieri Strapless Pink Silk Bubble Hem Evening Dress

A gorgeous shade of bright pink silk is used to create this glamorous short evening dress from the 1950's.

Item: F40-050
Price: $1000.00


Jean Desses American Collection Silk Faille Coat

Paris Couture Designer Jean Desses founded his exclusive American Collection in 1948. These pieces were manufactured in the United States by I. M. Bagedonow and an example is in the permanent collection of The costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum.

Item: F40-025
SOLD


 
Juli Lynne Charlot Chess Game 1950's Felt Skirt

California designer Juli Lynne Charlot has created many whimsical 1950's felt skirts. This example has a chess game motif.

Item: F40-051
Price: $750.00


1950's Henri Bendel Metallic Brocade Dress

This glimmering silver dinner or cocktail dress was retailed by Henri Bendel, New York, in the 1950's

Item: F39-030
Price: $500.00


 
Harvey Berin Gold Lame & Beaded Tulle Dress

Glamorous gold lame is layered with golden tulle that is appliquéd with large lace bows and bouquets of flowers. These appliqués are beautifully beaded with pearls and gold sequins.

Item: F39-056
SOLD


1950's French Evening Bag

This charming black suede evening bag made by Jeanne Bernard in Paris has a delightful surprise inside.

Item: F39-037
Price: $450.00


 
Scaasi Beaded & Embroidered Jacket

This 1950's era Arnold Scaasi jacket is richly embellished with hand embroidered flowers, leaves and vines in shades of blue and green.

Item: F37-042
SOLD


Leopard Printed French Kid Gloves

Made from two different leathers these French gloves are quite charming. The leopard pattern is done in two unexpected shades of blue.

Item: F37-016
Price: $200.00


 
Crochet & Leather Gloves

Never worn, these size 8 gloves are in mint condition. Reminiscent of vintage driving gloves they are perfect for a sporty look.

Item: F37-011
Price: $250.00


1950's Bustle Back Cocktail Dress

Inspired by the designs of Christian Dior this 1950's black silk cocktail dress is subtle and elegant. The striking design of the back of the dress makes this so much more than a little black dress.

Item: F37-065
SOLD

 


 
Frieda Wolf Appliqued Cashmere Ensemble

A rare and amazing find, these two pieces have remained together and in excellent condition for more than half a century. This Frieda Wolf cashmere dress and cardigan set is a rare example of the hand appliquéd custom made clothing produced by women in the 1950's and 1960's.

Item: F36-086
Price: $550.00


New Look Suit

This is a chic adaptation of the Famous New Look suit introduced by Christian Dior at the end of World War II.

Item: F36-066
Price: $500.00


 
James Galanos Dress from Mrs. Nat King Cole

A whimsical butterfly pattern is set against pink and white stripes in this charming hostess dress designed by James Galanos in the 1950's. It was worn by Mrs. Nat King Cole when she and her husband were interviewed by Edward R. Murrow.

Item: F32-014
Price: $
950.00


H. Creed & Co. Paris, circa 1940

An unusual suit from the Haute Couture house of H. Creed & Co. is created from two slightly different shades of wool. The lapels, collar linings and the skirt are a slightly darker shade than the body of the jacket. The collar and cuffs are deep brown velvet. The jacket is fully lined and hand finished in the couture manner.

Item: F31-003
Price: $
950.00


 

Rare Tina Leser Hand Painted Jacket

Soft oatmeal colored wool is hand painted and signed, and it makes a striking and rare jacket from the late 1940's. The front and back of the jacket are hand painted with an Asian scene in pastel colors and embellished with colored sequins.

Item: F31-9437
Price: $
1000.00


Princess Irene Galitzine Evening Dress

Irene Galitzine, a Russian born Princess, became a world class designer in her adopted home of Italy. She was so stylish that she was elected to The International Best Dressed List in 1965, and she is credited with creating palazzo pants in the 1960's.

Item: F31-9787
Price: $
2250.00


 

Embroidered Cashmere Sweater

A natural colored cashmere sweater is lavishly appliquéd with hand embroidery in the style of Helen Bond Caruthers.

Item: F30-9432
Price: $350.00


Tina Leser Original

Tina Leser uses a woven China silk and Chinese design elements in this elegant cream silk dress.

Item: F30-9283
Price: $
550.00


 

John Cavanagh Beaded Jacket

This little jewel of a jacket was designed by John Cavanagh in the 1950's. He began his career with Molyneux in Paris, then worked for Balmain after the second World War. Cavanagh opened his own couture house in London in 1952, bringing the elegance of French Couture to London.

Item: F29-8345
Price: $
850.00


Ben Reig Evening Dress

Designed by Ben Reig and retailed by the exclusive Tribout Shop at John Wanamaker in Philadelphia this is a charming floral printed silk evening gown from the 1950's.

Item: F28-7919
SOLD


 

Wilson Folmar for Jay-Thorpe Dress

Wilson Folmar designed for Jay-Thorpe and Maurice Rentner before moving to Edward Abbott in the 1950's. This dress is a gorgeous example of his feminine evening dresses.

Item: F24-5964
Price: $750.00

 


1950's Beaded Sweater

This sweater is as summery as a bowl of peaches and cream! The flattering color, a pale peachy pink, is accented by pink and white beadwork.

Item: F23-013
Price: $250.00


 

Cashmere and Lace Sweater

This beautiful sweater is equal parts lace and cashmere. The beaded lace panels are backed with silk chiffon, the cashmere has been cut away and replaced with sheer panels of lace.

Item: F22-007
Price: $300.00


Cashmere and Lace Sweater

A 1950's Dalton cashmere sweater has been embellished with a lace yoke by Nanette Cashmeres of New York.

Item: F21-038
Price: $350.00


 

Sequin Covered Sweater

This sweater is so thoroughly covered in opalescent sequins, the only way that you can tell that it is a cashmere sweater is from the inside!

Item: F21-055
Price: $295.00


Mexican Sequin Espadrilles

I love these 1950's espadrilles, actually I am crazy about espadrilles in general. They bring back fond memories of summer vacations in France, carefree casual dressing, fabulous French food...

Item: F21-066
Price: $250.00


 

Appliquéd Cashmere Sweater

Gorgeous antique silk embroidery has been painstakingly cut from a Chinese silk shawl and lovingly appliquéd onto this soft French blue cashmere sweater.

Item: F17-4004
Price: $350.00


Fanciful Feather Hat

A fine and fanciful French feathered hat, made in the late 1950's for Bergdorf Goodman, New York, this flirty little chapeaux has never been worn.

Item: F12-019
Price: $350.00


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