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Vintage Designer Fashions
Our Vintage Designer department has carried pieces from American Ready-to-Wear Designers, French, Austrian and even Italian labels  - 
whatever we may come across in fine clothing hats and shoes, you will find here. 

 Vintage 1950s Purple Silk Satin Cocktail Dress by Oleg Cassisni SZ
Order #D2710
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Vintage 1950s Purple Silk Satin Cocktail Dress by Oleg Cassini SZ S/M

This dress is a knockout in purple satin and velvet. It's very much an hourglass sheath shape with a boned bodice and a nipped in waist. The bodice has a velvet plastron with satin buttons and bound buttonholes plus large velvet loops and sash ends falling from the V point. There are quite a few darts,some rather unusual. Metal zipper to close.

Labels: Oleg Cassini and Saks Fifth Avenue

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 28.5", Hips: 38", Shoulder to Waist: 15", Shoulder to Hem: 43.5" ,Hem Sweep: 42".

Condition: No holes or stains.
 We have seen a formal length version of the dress which was strapless. I think these  straps were a custom addition done by Saks. Straps have fading and slight fraying at the hanger spot. There is a lot of excess strap sewn inside with plenty to let down for size, or enough to seam out the fade and re-set. 

Price: $225
Vintage 1960s Hot Pink Silk Shantung Coat and 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

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 satin lining, big covered buttons, bound buttonholes 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 with more on inside. Dress -excellent, hemmed up 3/4".