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Vintage 1960s Hot Pink Silk Shantung Coat & Beaded Gown by <i>Malcom Starr</i>
Order #D2616
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Vintage 1960s Hot Pink Silk Shantung Coat & Beaded Gown by Malcom Starr
SZ S/M
D2616
I couldn’t get the intensity of the pink in the photos. It really is hot, shocking pink. This evening set has a full-length double-breasted coat with beaded collar pink stain lining, big covered buttons, bound buttons holes and back 1/2 belt to snug it in. The matching gown is sleeveless, with an Empire waist, fitted torso and full length flared skirt. The entire bodice is beaded in 3-D bugle bead paisley shapes with glass beads and rhinestones accents.  The dress is fully lined as well. And has a handset back metal zipper. This is substantial set.  Malcom Starr was a good label and made very high-quality garments. 

Label: Both pieces labeled: Malcom Starr Made in Hong Kong British Crown Colony 

Size: Labeled a 14. Coat: Bust: 39”, Waist: 32”, Hips: 42”, Shoulders: 16”, Sleeves: 22.25”, CB Neck to waist: 16”, to Hem: 58”, Hem Sweep: 76”.
Dress: Bust: 38”, Waist: 30”, Hips: 39”, Shoulder to Waist: approx.16”, to Hem: 58”, Hem Sweep: 62.”
 
Condition: Coat: An area of light soiling on the coat sleeve as shown, and some soil along hem edge. more on inside. Dress – excellent, hemmed up ½”.   

Price: $275
 
1970 Vintage Abstract Printed Silk Twill Dress by B.H. Wragge Sz S/M

Order #D2546
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1970 Vintage Abstract Printed Silk Twill Dress by B.H. Wragge Sz S/M

I adore that Wragge actually dated their label. This 1970 dress is a marvelous , bold print in orange, yellow, aqua, rose and fuchsia. The style is simple - open shirt style collar, Ύ flare sleeves and tent silhouette. This is beautifully made, with a silk lining, handset metal zipper and hand sewn hem. And side pockets, too! Wragge made good quality ready to wear for the younger American market. And did it well.

Label: BH Wragge 70

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 34”, Hips: 40”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 20”,  CB Neck to Hem: 38.5”, Sweep: 50”.

Condition: Excellent but for one stain  as shown at left side back low waist.

Price: $100
1950s Navy Blue Silk Satin Vintage Dress by Maurice Rentner SZ M

Order #MB574
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1950s Navy Blue Silk Satin Vintage Dress by Maurice Rentner SZ M

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Maurice Rentner label,Rentner was a respected manufacturer of quality women’s wear from the 1920s until his death in 1958. According to the VFG Label Resource,Wilson Folmar was one of the designers there. After 1958, Bill Blass designed for the label until he bought the company in 1967.
This dress is likely pre 1958, as Blass is not credited on the label. It’s a rich navy silk satin,with bateau neckline, pleated skirt, shaped matching belt, and wonderful deep draped sleeve cuffs. The cuffs are shaped by cartridge pleats at the underarm sleeve seam. A great detail, done with subtlety. Side metal zipper to close.

Labels: Maurice Rentner Original on dress and belt, ILGWU 1955 - 62.

Size: Labeled a 14. Bust: 40”, Waist: 30”, Hips: 44”, Shoulders: approx. 16”, Shoulder to Waist: 15.5”, Waist to Hem: 27”, Hem Sweep: 42"

Condition: Excellent, clean, no stains. One tiny hole on the right cuff as shown, hem has been raised 1“.

Price: $165

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