Originala was known for its high end ready to wear coats and suits and several well known designers including Marc Bohan and Louis Dell'Olio designed for the company. This spectacular belted dressmaker coat of fine textured wool is one of my favorites.
This lovely dress and jacket have a simplicity of design and are oh so easy to wear. The dress is a fitted sleeveless sheath fashioned of dark navy wool gabardine with front pockets. The jacket is double breasted with a simple collar and chain belt.
A gorgeous wrap to top off any vintage or contemporary outfit. This Karakul stole features a back bow treatment setting it apart from the rest and, it comes with a matching zippered muff/purse, just right for keeping your hands warm with a zippered top opening for keeping essentials handy.
What a perfect addition to any wardrobe! This sweater will be your new go to piece and you'll find yourself wearing it with everything from jeans to cocktail dresses. Made of orlon it is studded with prong set rhinestones and pearls.
Dating to the mid 1940's this unusual hat certainly makes a statement! Styled with a high, mink crown and fitted velvet sides. The velvet wrap ties at the back of the head in a turban like manner and can then be worn like a scarf around the neck or left to fall loosely in the back.
Tulip garden printed chiffon in vibrant hues of pink, orange, yellow and green is just as current today as when it was made in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Labeled Suzy Perette, the dress features a draped bodice and fitted waist.
This quintessential three piece suit would have been a must for many a
collegiate coed. A classic navy blazer is complimented perfectly by the
plaid skirt and the plaid to navy reversible cape. Labeled Peck &
Peck, New York.
Another classic is this fitted metallic brocade 1960s evening gown and matching jacket in the style made popular by Jackie Kennedy and other icons of the time. Soft green and gold shimmer in this pleasing combination.
Bonnie Cashin was one of the great American designers of the 20th century. Born in Oakland, CA in 1915, she was the daughter of a dressmaker and began her design career at a very young age designing for a balet company. She founded her own company in 1953 featuring uncomplicated, clean lined designs which were a hallmark throughout her career.
Hollywood costume designer and academy award winner Helen Rose may be best know for having designed the wedding gown worn by Grace Kelly. This gown is typical of her later designs from 1967 through 1970 when she concentrated on flowing, feminine designs complementing the female form.