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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. 

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Vintage 1950s Tailored Black Wool Jacket by Irene Lentz SZ S

Irene Lentz's jackets have the best tailoring. This black wool suit jacket (no skirt) has an extremely wide lapel and collar that almost covers a lovely welted breast pocket on the right side. The buttons are covered with tiny bound buttonholes. And the jacket is nipped in with darts. Shoulder pads, of course. And hem weights.  Those front hip pockets? The right one is somewhat standard and ends in the dart. The left one? This one is an open welted slit, set higher on the hip than the right. It's not a pocket and the lining on the back is fully finished. Perhaps a slot for a scarf? Or hankie? What you see in the photos is the fabric of an unrelated skirt. The jacket is fully lined in black silk.

Label: Irene exclusively for L.S. Ayres and Co. 

Size:Bust: 36", Waist: 27", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", to Hem 23". 

Condition: No holes, stains or mends. 

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

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 with more on inside. Dress -excellent, hemmed up 3/4".

RESERVED Price: $275
1970 Vintage Abstract Printed Silk Twill Dress by B.H. Wragge Sz S/M
Order #D2546
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, 3/4 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.