Arnold Scaasi couture dress and jacket set from the 1980s, custom made for Barbara Davis, 100% silk jacquard, knee-length short-sleeved dress of red with black and white, drop-waist, bold shoulder padding, fully lined in white silk and exquisitely finished, matching short jacket of black and white lined with red fabric matching the dress, four covered buttons, bound buttonholes, bold shoulders, most closely fits size 8-10, very good condition with no damage, $300





elegant reefer overcoat from Pauline Trigere, vintage 1970s, green/grey looped wool and mohair, attached neck scarf, button front, fully lined, beautifully constructed

fits extra large, 52 bust, 52 waist, 56 hips, 20 1/2 shoulders, 25 sleeves, 43 1/2 length, excellent condition


tasteful and stylish skirt suit from Germany c1960, yellow/gold brocade with silver, lightweight, comfortable fabric, straight just-below-the-knee skirt, jacket with covered buttons, 3/4 sleeves, bound buttonholes, no shoulder padding, and a belted back with a small tailored bow, both pieces unlined, label from Germany, fits about size 10-12, skirt waist 31″, good condition with one missing button and a couple rusty brown spots on the front and inner cuff, $50

elegant simplicity – black wool overcoat from the 1950s, tailor-made in Hong Kong, probably custom with very fine workmanship, heavy ribbed wool, three covered buttons, 3/4 sleeves, inset waist pockets, full black silk charmeuse lining, made in Hong Kong by MK Loo, best fits sizes 10-14, very good condition with no damage, an extremely nice coat, $100

sexy little black dress from the 1950s, perfectly fitted wiggle shape, completely covered with black beads and sequins, 3/4 sleeves, knee length, fully lined in black satin, made by Sylvia Agins, fits medium, 35-28-36, 38 length measured from the shoulder, very good condition with just a few loose threads, not unexpected when covered with thousands of beads, $225

Rei Kawakubo 1980s wool coat

September 9, 2008

inspirational designer Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designer for Comme des Garcons, black and white woven wool coat from the 1980s, hip length button-front coat, stand-up collar, flap-covered waist pockets, shoulder padding, sharply angled cutaway front hem, black silk lining, fits medium, 44-41-41, 17 shoulders, 22 sleeves, 30 1/2 length, very good condition with just one missing button in front, $135

elegant black wool coat from the 1950s, nubby texture, open front with attached self-fabric ties, luxurious white sheared beaver collar, lined in black silk, made for Joseph Magnin, concealed inset waist pockets, best fits sizes 8-12, very good condition, $150

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