Red lead or Lead tetroxide pigment was widely used as the red in Persian and Indian miniature paintings as well as in European art, where it was called minium. The suit is Excellent condition.
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J by Jasper Conran 1. Studio by Preen 5. Nine by Savannah Miller 2. Colour Clear black Sleeve length Long sleeves Please enter a price range to use this feature. Later in the century, the American artist Mark Rothko —70 also used red, in even simpler form, in blocks of dark, somber color on large canvases, to inspire deep emotions. Rothko observed that color was "only an instrument;" his interest was "in expressing human emotions tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.
Rothko also began using the new synthetic pigments, but not always with happy results. In he donated to Harvard University a series of large murals of the Passion of Christ whose predominant colors were dark pink and deep crimson. He mixed mostly traditional colors to make the pink and crimson; synthetic ultramarine, cerulean blue, and titanium white, but he also used two new organic reds, Naphtol and Lithol. The Naphtol did well, but the Lithol slowly changed color when exposed to light.
Within five years the deep pinks and reds had begun to turn light blue, and by the paintings were ruined and had to be taken down. Bathing of a Red Horse , by the Russian symbolist painter Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin , used a bright red horse to surprise and shock viewers.
It provoked a furious discussion among Russian critics. Four Darks in Red by Mark Rothko The somber dark reds were chosen to inspire deep human emotions. Surveys show that red is the color most associated with courage. The banner of the Christian soldiers in the First Crusade was a red cross on a white field, the St. According to Christian tradition, Saint George was a Roman soldier who was a member of the guards of the Emperor Diocletian , who refused to renounce his Christian faith and was martyred.
In , Mary, Queen of Scots , accused of treason against Queen Elizabeth I , wore a red shirt at her execution, to proclaim that she was an innocent martyr. It was widely reported in the British press as an example of courage in the face of overwhelming odds and became a British military legend. In the 19th-century novel The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane , a story about the American Civil War , the red badge was the blood from a wound, by which a soldier could prove his courage.
Saint Julia wears red, the traditional color of Christian martyrs. Roman Catholic Popes wear red as the symbol of the blood of Christ. Saint George and the Dragon , by Paolo Uccello — He wears the Saint George's Cross as a cape, which was also the banner of Milan. The name was given by the British press as a symbol of courage against the odds. The red poppy flower is worn on Remembrance Day in Commonwealth countries to honor soldiers who died in the First World War.
Red is the color most commonly associated with love, followed at a great distance by pink. Both the Greeks and the Hebrews considered red a symbol of love as well as sacrifice. The Roman de la Rose , the Romance of the Rose, a thirteenth-century French poem, was one of the most popular works of literature of the Middle Ages.
It was the allegorical search by the author for a red rose in an enclosed garden, symbolizing the woman he loved, and was a description of love in all of its aspects.
Saint Valentine , a Roman Catholic Bishop or priest who was martyred in about AD, seems to have had no known connection with romantic love, but the day of his martyrdom on the Roman Catholic calendar, Saint Valentine's Day February 14 , became, in the 14th century, an occasion for lovers to send messages to each other. In recent years the celebration of Saint Valentine' s day has spread beyond Christian countries to Japan and China and other parts of the world. In Saudi Arabia , in and , religious police banned the sale of all Valentine's Day items, telling shop workers to remove any red items, as the day is considered a Christian holiday.
The Codex Manesse , a 14th-century collection of love songs. Red roses were symbol of courtly love. Fifteenth-century Illustration from the Roman de la Rose , a thirteenth-century French poem about a search for a red rose symbolizing the poet's love.
A valentine from The tradition of sending messages of love on February 14, Valentine's Day , dates back to the 14th century. Red is the color most commonly associated with joy and well being. A red carpet is often used to welcome distinguished guests. Red is also the traditional color of seats in opera houses and theaters. Scarlet academic gowns are worn by new Doctors of Philosophy at degree ceremonies at Oxford University and other schools. In China, it is considered the color of good fortune and prosperity, and it is the color traditionally worn by brides.
In Christian countries, it is the color traditionally worn at Christmas by Santa Claus , because in the 4th century the historic Saint Nicholas was the Greek Christian Bishop of Myra , in modern-day Turkey, and bishops then dressed in red. Scarlet academic gowns are worn by new Doctors of Philosophy at a degree ceremony at Oxford University.
In China, red is the color of happiness and celebration. The Lantern Festival in Shanghai. Santa Claus traditionally wears red, because the original Saint Nicholas was a bishop of the Greek Christian church in the 4th century.
While red is the color most associated with love, it also the color most frequently associated with hatred, anger, aggression and war. People who are angry are said to " see red. In ancient Rome , red was the color of Mars , the god of war —the planet Mars was named for him because of its red color.
Red is the traditional color of warning and danger. In the Middle Ages, a red flag announced that the defenders of a town or castle would fight to defend it, and a red flag hoisted by a warship meant they would show no mercy to their enemy. Several studies have indicated that red carries the strongest reaction of all the colors, with the level of reaction decreasing gradually with the colors orange, yellow, and white, respectively. In fact, teachers at a primary school in the UK have been told not to mark children's work in red ink because it encourages a "negative approach".
Red is the international color of stop signs and stop lights on highways and intersections. It was standardized as the international color at the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals of It was chosen partly because red is the brightest color in daytime next to orange , though it is less visible at twilight, when green is the most visible color.
Red also stands out more clearly against a cool natural backdrop of blue sky, green trees or gray buildings. But it was mostly chosen as the color for stoplights and stop signs because of its universal association with danger and warning.
The standard international stop sign, following the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals of Red is the color of a severe terrorist threat level in the United States, under the Homeland Security Advisory System.
Red is the color of a UK Railway "Home" signal; the white stripe helps recognition against dark backgrounds. Red is the color that most attracts attention. Surveys show it is the color most frequently associated with visibility, proximity, and extroverts. Red is used in modern fashion much as it was used in Medieval painting; to attract the eyes of the viewer to the person who is supposed to be the center of attention.
People wearing red seem to be closer than those dressed in other colors, even if they are actually the same distance away. It is also commonly worn by lifeguards and others whose job requires them to be easily found. Because red attracts attention, it is frequently used in advertising, though studies show that people are less likely to read something printed in red because they know it is advertising, and because it is more difficult visually to read than black and white text.
Red by a large margin is the color most commonly associated with seduction, sexuality, eroticism and immorality, possibly because of its close connection with passion and with danger. Red was long seen as having a dark side, particularly in Christian theology.
It was associated with sexual passion, anger, sin, and the devil. Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and of all the abominations of the earth: And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. In , Irving Berlin wrote a song, At the Devil's Ball , and the devil in red appeared more often in cartoons and movies than in religious art. In 17th-century New England, red was associated with adultery.
In the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne , The Scarlet Letter , set in a Puritan New England community, a woman is punished for adultery with ostracism, her sin represented by a red letter 'A' sewn onto her clothes. Red is still commonly associated with prostitution. Prostitutes in many cities were required to wear red to announce their profession, and houses of prostitution displayed a red light.
Beginning in the early 20th century, houses of prostitution were allowed only in certain specified neighborhoods, which became known as red-light districts. Large red-light districts are found today in Bangkok and Amsterdam. In Roman Catholicism , red represents wrath, one of the seven deadly sins. In both Christian and Hebrew tradition, red is also sometimes associated with murder or guilt, with "having blood on one's hands", or "being caught red-handed. The Whore of Babylon , depicted in a 14th-century French illuminated manuscript.
The woman appears attractive, but is wearing red under her blue garment. The red-light district in Amsterdam Red lipstick has been worn by women as a cosmetic since ancient times. In China, red simplified Chinese: It carries a largely positive connotation, being associated with courage, loyalty, honor, success, fortune, fertility, happiness, passion, and summer.
Special red packets simplified Chinese: On the more negative side, obituaries are traditionally written in red ink, and to write someone's name in red signals either cutting them out of one's life, or that they have died. In Japan, red is a traditional color for a heroic figure. In Central Africa, Ndembu warriors rub themselves with red paint during celebrations.
Since their culture sees the color as a symbol of life and health, sick people are also painted with it. Like most Central African cultures, the Ndembu see red as ambivalent, better than black but not as good as white. The early Ottoman Turks led by the first Ottoman Sultan, Osman I , carried red banners symbolizing sovereignty, Ghazis and Sufism , until, according to legend, he saw a new red flag in his dream inlaid with a crescent.
In many Asian countries, red is the traditional color for a wedding dress today, symbolizing joy and good fortune. The bride at a traditional Chinese wedding dresses in red, the color of happiness and good fortune. A red wedding kimono, or uchikake , from Japan. Brides in Japan can wear either a white kimono or bright colors. In India and Pakistan, brides traditionally have their hands and feet decorated with red henna. A Shinto torii at Itsukushima , Japan.
Buddhist monks in Tibet. In Hinduism , red is associated with Lakshmi , the goddess of wealth and embodiment of beauty. Red flags in a celebration of Muharram in Iran. The red military uniform was adopted by the English Parliament's New Model Army in , and was still worn as a dress uniform by the British Army until the outbreak of the First World War in August Ordinary soldiers wore red coats dyed with madder , while officers wore scarlet coats dyed with the more expensive cochineal.
In the modern British army, scarlet is still worn by the Foot Guards , the Life Guards , and by some regimental bands or drummers for ceremonial purposes. Officers and NCOs of those regiments which previously wore red retain scarlet as the color of their "mess" or formal evening jackets. The Royal Gibraltar Regiment has a scarlet tunic in its winter dress. Scarlet is worn for some full dress, military band or mess uniforms in the modern armies of a number of the countries that made up the former British Empire.
The musicians of the United States Marine Corps Band wear red, following an 18th-century military tradition that the uniforms of band members are the reverse of the uniforms of the other soldiers in their unit. Since the US Marine uniform is blue with red facings, the band wears the reverse. The uniform was adapted from the tunic of the British Army. Cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada also wear red dress uniforms.
The Brazilian Marine Corps wears a red dress uniform. The scarlet uniform of the National Guards Unit of Bulgaria. Officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Soldiers of the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army. The first known team sport to feature red uniforms was chariot racing during the late Roman Empire. The earliest races were between two chariots, one driver wearing red, the other white.
Later, the number of teams was increased to four, including drivers in light green and sky blue. Twenty-five races were run in a day, with a total of one hundred chariots participating.
Today many sports teams throughout the world feature red on their uniforms. Along with blue , red is the most commonly used non-white color in sports. Numerous national sports teams wear red, often through association with their national flags. A few of these teams feature the color as part of their nickname such as Spain with their association football soccer national team nicknamed La Furia Roja or "The Red Fury" and Belgium whose football team bears the nickname Rode Duivels or "Red Devils".
In club association football soccer , red is a commonly used color throughout the world. A number of teams' nicknames feature the color. A red penalty card is issued to a player who commits a serious infraction: In rugby union , Ireland's Munster rugby , New Zealand's Canterbury provincial team and the Crusaders Super 14 rugby side wear red as a major color in their playing strips.
Rosso Corsa is the red international motor racing color of cars entered by teams from Italy. Since the s Italian race cars of Alfa Romeo , Maserati , Lancia , and later Ferrari and Abarth have been painted with a color known as rosso corsa "racing red".
National colors were mostly replaced in Formula One by commercial sponsor liveries in , but unlike most other teams, Ferrari always kept the traditional red, although the shade of the color varies. The color is commonly used for professional sports teams in Canada and the United States with eleven Major League Baseball teams, eleven National Hockey League teams, seven National Football League teams and eleven National Basketball Association teams prominently featuring some shade of the color.
During the s when red was strongly associated with communism in the United States, the modern Cincinnati Reds team was known as the "Redlegs" and the term was used on baseball cards. After the red scare faded, the team was known as the "Reds" again.
In boxing , red is often the color used on a fighter's gloves. George Foreman wore the same red trunks he used during his loss to Muhammad Ali when he defeated Michael Moorer 20 years later to regain the title he lost.
In martial arts, a red belt shows a high degree of proficiency, second only, in some schools, to the black belt. An Alfa Romeo Grand Prix car in , painted Rosso Corsa , "racing red" , the traditional racing color of Italy from the s until the late s. Red is one of the most common colors used on national flags.
The use of red has similar connotations from country to country: Red is the color of the flags of several countries that once belonged to the British Empire. The British flag bears the colors red, white and blue; it includes the cross of Saint George , patron saint of England, and the saltire of Saint Patrick , patron saint of Ireland, both of which are red on white. Red flags are also used to symbolize storms, bad water conditions, and many other dangers.
Navy flags are often red and yellow. Red is prominently featured in the flag of the United States Marine Corps. The red on the flag of Nepal represents the floral emblem of the country, the rhododendron. Red, blue, and white are also the Pan-Slavic colors adopted by the Slavic solidarity movement of the late nineteenth century. Initially these were the colors of the Russian flag; as the Slavic movement grew, they were adopted by other Slavic peoples including Slovaks , Slovenes , and Serbs.
In Georgia adopted a new white flag , which consists of four small and one big red cross in the middle touching all four sides. Red, white, and black were the colors of the German Empire from to , and as such they came to be associated with German nationalism. In the s they were adopted as the colors of the Nazi flag. In Mein Kampf , Hitler explained that they were "revered colors expressive of our homage to the glorious past. Red, white, green and black are the colors of Pan-Arabism and are used by many Arab countries.
Red, gold, green, and black are the colors of Pan-Africanism. The Pan-African colors are borrowed from the flag of Ethiopia , one of the oldest independent African countries. The flags of Japan and Bangladesh both have a red circle in the middle of different colored backgrounds. The flag of the Philippines has a red trapezoid on the bottom signifying blood, courage, and valor also, if the flag is inverted so that the red trapezoid is on top and the blue at the bottom, it indicates a state of war.
The flag of Singapore has a red rectangle on the top. The field of the flag of Portugal is green and red. The Ottoman Empire adopted several different red flags during the six centuries of its rule, with the successor Republic of Turkey continuing the Ottoman Flag. The flag of the Byzantine Empire from to its fall in The St George's cross was the banner of the First Crusade , then, beginning in the 13th century, the flag of England.
It is the red color along with that of the Cross of Saint Patrick in the flag of the United Kingdom, and, by adoption, of the red in the flag of the United States. This is the Grand Union Flag , the first U.
It dates back to the banner of Medieval Georgia in the 5th century. The maple leaf flag of Canada, adopted in The red color comes from the Saint George's Cross of England. The national flag of Cambodia in its present form was originally adopted in and readopted in , after the Constituent Assembly election in and restoration of the monarchy.
Red color in the flag represents bravery. In the Middle Ages, ships in combat hoisted a long red streamer, called the Baucans, to signify a fight to the death. A besieged castle or city would raise a red flag to tell the attackers that they would not surrender.
The red flag appeared as a political symbol during the French Revolution , after the fall of Bastille. A law adopted by the new government on October 20, authorized the Garde Nationale to raise the red flag in the event of a riot, to signal that the Garde would imminently intervene. During a demonstration on the Champs de Mars on July 17, , the Garde Nationale fired on the crowd, killed up to fifty people. The government was denounced by the more radical revolutionaries.
In the words of his famous hymn, the Marseillaise , Rouget de Lisle wrote: Beginning in , the most radical revolutionaries adopted the red flag themselves, to symbolize the blood of those killed in the demonstrations, and to call for the repression of those they considered counter-revolutionary. During the French Revolution, many in the Paris crowds also wore a red phrygian cap , a symbol of liberty, modeled after the caps worn in ancient Rome by freed slaves; but the colors of the Revolution finally became blue, white and red.
The red in the French flag was taken from the emblem of the city of Paris, where it represented the city's patron saint, Saint Denis. Karl Marx published the Communist Manifesto in February , with little attention. However, a few days later the French Revolution of broke out, which replaced the monarchy of Louis Philippe with the Second French Republic.
In June , Paris workers, disenchanted with the new government, built barricades and raised red flags. The new government called in the French Army to put down the uprising, the first of many such confrontations between the army and the new worker's movements in Europe.
Red was also the color of the movement to unify Italy, led by Giuseppe Garibaldi. His followers were known as the camicie rosse , or redshirts during the fight for Italian Risorgimento in In , following the stunning defeat of the French Army by the Germans in the Franco-Prussian War , French workers and socialist revolutionaries seized Paris and created the Paris Commune. The Commune lasted for two months before it was crushed by the French Army, with much bloodshed. The original red banners of the Commune became icons of the socialist revolution; in members of the French Communist Party came to Moscow and presented the new Soviet government with one of the original Commune banners; it was placed and is still in place in the tomb of Vladimir Lenin, next to his open coffin.
With the victory of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution of , the red flag, with a hammer to symbolize the workers and sickle to symbolize peasants, became the official flag of Russia, and, in , of the Soviet Union.
It remained so until the breakup of the Soviet Union in After the Communist Party of China took power in , the flag of China became a red flag with a large star symbolizing the Communist Party, and smaller stars symbolizing workers, peasants, the urban middle class and rural middle class.
The flag of the Communist Party of China became a red banner with a hammer and sickle , similar to that on the Soviet flag. In the s and s, other Communist regimes such as Vietnam and Laos also adopted red flags.
Some Communist countries, such as Cuba, chose to keep their old flags; and other countries used red flags which had nothing to do with Communism or socialism; the red flag of Nepal , for instance, represents the national flower.
A demonstration in Moscow during the unsuccessful Russian Revolution of , painted by Ilya Repin. Red was the color of the Russian Revolution in The Bolshevik , painting by Boris Kustodiev The flag of the Soviet Union — The hammer symbolized workers, the sickle represented peasants, and the red star symbolized the Communist Party.
The Flag of the People's Republic of China. Red symbolizes revolution, the large star is the Communist Party, and the smaller stars represent the working class, the peasants, and the urban middle class, the rural middle class, as described by Mao Zedong.
In 18th-century Europe, red was usually associated with the monarchy and with those in power. The French Revolution saw red used by the Jacobins as a symbol of the martyrs of the Revolution.
In the nineteenth century, with the Industrial Revolution and the rise of worker's movements, it became the color of socialism especially the Marxist variant , and, with the Paris Commune of , of revolution. The wide ruffle around the front will lightly billow as you walk, and the back ruffles fall all the way from the shoulder to the hem on either side.
As this is bias cut and a bit of a stretchy silk crepe material, it will stretch to hug your curves. On this mannequin it's 50" long from shoulder to hem You may want to add a belt as there likely was one and the waist seaming is a bit messy - see last photo though it's a bit high-waisted as you can see on the mannequin with the seaming.
Obviously it dips up in the center front, but the belt would be below that There is only ONE defect I can find If you are wearing a black slip, you will never in a million years notice it. Obviously you are seeing the museum tags hanging at the upper back. I didn't want to remove them! From exotic influences to the shimmery glamour of vintage styles. I adore this piece! Large various colored, sizes and shaped rhinestone jewels around the high neck and hip band. Zipper at upper back.
The color is nude with a slight pinkish tint. Sides are open, but this is a 35" bust mannequin and there is still more room if you are larger Wanna have a great shape?? This dress will make anyone look good I haven't found a photo of her wearing it, so you'll just have to trust me that it came from the same source as the other photo-documented Melanie Griffith dresses. Some day I'll find a photo of her in it! But until then, it's for sale as just a great Etro dress. The color is a blue with a purplish hue in certain lights love that!
The diagonal ruching across the waist does exactly what you want it to do But stretched, so can fit smaller and a bit larger but not much. But until then, it's for sale as a great jacket! Excellent condition with just a hint of satin bruise on sleeve and I'm not even sure what I'm seeing at lower back This is what you might see in Saks Fifth Ave on the discount rack condition.
I would be keeping this for my own closet if I didn't have a 32F bust too large for this. Best for up to 33" bust and perhaps 36" hips. Shown on a 35" bust mannequin. The gown was donated to the auction by the Temperley London design house.
Proceeds from the auction benefited H. This is NOT the "Alice" lower priced line, but the top of the line runway piece. Best for a very tall gal, unless you have an excellent seamstress to hem up. This shuts me up. Feels and looks incredible on! Oh, and weighs an amazing 4 pounds I'd love to know who Mrs.
Meyer Falk was, because she was obviously incredibly daring and cool!!! I think I just found her!!! I love to research and all the details seem to match to Mrs. Genevieve nee Lutfy Falk. Originally a fashion designer in Montreal, her love of style and design were reflected in every endeavor she undertook from her home to her dress - her flair and panache were always a topic of conversation among her admirers and those she surprised with her forward fashion sensibilities.
Most of all Genevieve showed graciousness and kindness to all. This dress is just awesome. Obviously expensive when new as it was sold by Bergdorf on the Plaza very high-end! There is a double layer in the skirt so a bit less sheer there, but you gotta love those ruched breast pockets!!!!!! Wear a slip under or don't Excellent condition with just the slightest pull in the fabric at upper back see photo Made in Italy, so again Metal zipper at back. Comes with the original thin belt.
I think this would look great on you! Black velvet Thierry Mugler classic dress with "Vampire" collar you can wear down to be a bit more sedate , open keyhole front to show off your cleavage , original buckle back belt, wide shoulders the shoulderpads have been removed, so you just need to replace - I just stuffed with tissue , and snap up back and cuffs one snap is missing, so you can steal from the top snap to match. The only other issue is that as you se there is a slit up the front and the top of the slit is pulled I would just applique a small diamond or triangle shape black velvet piece just to cover the mess Well-priced to reflect the couple small issues.
A gorgeous voided black velvet on silk chiffon gown with large scroll and patch design! A throwback to the s gowns! Halter shape which looks fabulous on everyone. Designed by the very talented Dr. Elizabeth Galindo who is a designer, fashion historian hence the very vintage feel of her gowns and fashion restorer. She has created unique, imaginative and hand-made fashion designs since Her collections were found in leading fashion retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman from to I could have told you how expensive just from the fabric and construction As couture as you can get!!
Finger loop to hold up the train. Low back with zipper. I haven't yet found the photos of Melanie wearing this, but I'm sure if you dig, you will find them. You will see the pattern in the gown under lights, but it may also show up in photos as plain black. When Princess Kate got engaged she wore the now famous sapphire blue wrap dress. Within seconds it sold out. I would have kept this for myself, but I'm a bit too buxom for it and I don't have the top celebrity fearlessness.
I love these plunging necklines on smaller busted women. Excellent condition except for the tiny two spots at lower back see photo. Will they come out? Very possibly, but I leave that to you.
See additional photos to see the other celebrities in the similar Issa dresses. LOVE the turquoise color! Looks great on everyone! It's a basic slightly sheer black with a "snakeskin" thin trim on the huge bow and the wide wrapped waist.
The shoulder bodice with nice draping There's a knee length silk skirt under with a long side trained organza skirt over attached with that huge bow. They were NOT cheap to purchase when new! And that is no surprise. Check out the interior bodice on this piece Love the changeable taffeta fabric The bubble overskirt over the straight skirt under with beaded applique which matches the applique across the gathered bodice.
This WILL attract compliments! Disregard the size Medium tag I haven't found a photo of Melanie wearing this piece, but it was worn It totally blends in with the pattern of the hand-painted floral silk. Interesting shape of a sleeveless cape which can be worn many different ways Great bathing suit cover up or wear over just about anything.
Can also be used as a regular scarf. Even now, I find it thrilling to have found something this incredible. Gorgeous enough for a museum. Check out the close-up photos to see the detail. The trim is a black Mongolian curly lamb, and the coat is lined in a heavy black faux fur for warmth. The coat is quite heavy and warm! Comes with the original matching wide belt with leather tie. Excellent condition just 2 hooks missing As it's of the late 60s, early 70's So best for you to be smaller than the measurements.
Also Listed in the Furs, etc. You know if you saw this in a s Vogue ad, the girl would be wearing white go-go boots and a vinyl hat with the white Courreges Eskimo glasses which I happen to have for sale as well at: Fairly heavy weight pieces in what seems to be a cotton blend? This suit weighs an astonishing FIVE pounds!!! The trim, breast pockets and belt are a canary yellow heavy ribbed fabric. The only issue is one extremely light small spot found on the lower skirt back see photo and the fact that the belt needs a cleaning.
The skirt is slight hip-hugger, A-line and seems the zipper is to be worn in the front!!! Also Listed in the Museum Category. So you don't need to wear this many petticoats, but I wanted to give you an idea of how much material is in this skirt!
If you click on the photo at left to see how it looks without any petticoats none come with it. The skirt is lovely as it's "tiered" with stitching and minor shirring. The wide waist and halter top gives this the coveted "Marilyn Monroe" look.
Otherwise, you might need to get creative and cover with a long flowing ribbon or something There are no tags sadly, but just think Jean Shrimpton if you are too young to know her, then please google her. If it does, you WIN!!! Calvin designed for various Seventh Avenue fashion houses for five years before launching his own line of coats in This could be one of his first pieces!!
Bright purple cotton velvet double-breasted trench maxi coat!! You can wear the neckline 3 different ways There is a very long 33" slit at the back to ad walking.
There are real pockets under the flaps of course. The only issue is that the original belt is missing.
Obviously it's very wearable without a belt So sweet, classy and "Audrey Hepburn" from the front Obviously best for those girls who can get away with going braless that's NOT me. I tried to photograph this so you can see the fringe detail Black thin crepe material. Great LBD from the 's. Isn't that what vintage is all about?? This jacket could SO easily been assumed to be a Balenciaga jacket from the s.
The only way you know it isn't is because the tags are modern. The boxy tulip shape is classic Balenciaga Wild wide "belt" at mid back! Wonderful sparkling rhinestone buttons are decorative as the jacket closes with three snaps up the front. The sign of an expensive jacket is the attention to detail. The textured fabric is used on a diagonal to match the shape of the jacket Up to 38" bust but marked size Ilie Wacs was a celebrated coat designer.
He just passed away at age 86 in September , but he left "an indelible mark on the history of fashion. He was the head designer from through among the ranks of other great Originala designers Marc Bohan and Louis Dell'Olio. The kind of item that you will treasure in your closet.
I added the black satin sash belt A sash like this will make it look like the smoking jacket. A regular belt will make it look more like a coat or coatdress. Rhinestone belt for another look. Practically one size fits all! I was told this was worn by Miss California during the Miss America pagent. It DOES look incredibly cute on, but seems a wacky story.
Get out the slippers and black satin pants! This was likely a man's smoking jacket, but equally terrific for a woman. And because it's just a wrap style, will fit nearly everyone It can easily be worn large. Shown on a size 6 mannequin, she looks comfy, don't you think? I just tried this on myself, and I look damn good in it as well! I should never try anything on, as I wonder if I should just keep it. Luckily the arms are way too long for me at 5'2" so I would need to tailor it, so The jacket is claret red with a gold circular brocade design.
It has black satin lining, lapel, and cuffs. The belt doesn't come with it Front pockets with black border. Excellent condition with just some very light scuff marks on satin and extremely minor pulls.
I'm being extremely picky!!! Would make a great gift! Could even be used by a woman as an outerwear jacket because it will be big enough to fit a sweater underneath. Check out the bodice first Strapless gown with matching chiffon scarf to be worn however you wish. I always like this look, but that's just me.
The skirt on this gown is column shaped, not a wide flowing chiffon, so looks great on you smaller gals as it will not overwhelm you! Excellent condition probably just worn once. Back double zipper yes, very well made! The material has a lovely, ethereal quality. Sadly it's a small size, but for those lucky gals, it's perfect! Labeled size 2, but sizes keep changing!! There is one issue OK, I have your attention so you won't think this is my normal perfect condition piece.
So your options are: You'll see this in the last 3 photos click on gown at left to see these. You'll see some water spot discolorations at the hemline, and harder to see is the skirt side that is lightly discolored down side.
If you look at the 3rd photo of the side of the gown, you will see how light it is Meanwhile, this is obviously a fabulous color and fabulous strapless gown.
LOVE the back velvet bows!!!! Would be listed for much more if perfect. Even Oscar De La Renta is going back to this theme!
Pair with a pink cardigan sweater and you can wear this to a wedding you'll look smashing! It's as beautiful as a peppermint!! Side double zipper yes, very well made! The material is a lovely weight satin.
This will NOT overwhelm you! Can you tell I'm in love with it?? Do you hate to dress up for the Xmas party but still want to look smashing, yet comfortable?? Or are you the boss and want to remain professional at your company Holiday party? Or are you like me and you are just always cold, so want to be covered at the next Winter party?
From the estate of the wealthy NYC woman comes this very wearable black tank top and matching cardigan covered all over with tiny black beads. This is the high-end black label Donna Karan. And as a typical New Yorker, most everything in her wardrobe was black. BOTH items can be worn showing the beaded side, or with the labels removed, plain black side. Wear however you want. Wear to work with the black side showing and reverse for your evening!
Any tiny tiny beads missing will not be missed. Think finest knitted silk. Will give a subtle glitter all over due to the black beads. Also Listed in the Furs, Etc. Black Tiny Beaded Camisole! From the estate of the wealthy NYC woman comes this very wearable black beaded camisole. This came with the beaded cardigan and tank as you see above, but this cami has no label, so I have no idea if it's also a Donna Karan, but looks great with the beaded cardigan above. Excellent condition with just a bit of "messiness" at the straps with some missing beads.
Just give it a little "haircut". The back is stretchy to fit you properly, so this is meant to be worn with a jacket or sweater over I would say. Closes at back with hooks and eyes like a longline bra. Even looks adorable OVER a blouse or even a t-shirt or turtleneck if you are fashion forward!
You can find a few of these here and there, but this is by FAR the best looking one I've seen. The print is a "novelty" print with music notes, "Le Matin" newspaper a Parisian newspaper discontinued in , a large pipe, a vase with leaves A very similar dress even with the inverted pleats in the skirt is listed for sale in an advertisement in a Texas newspaper dated March 31, see photos.
Most people list these Holly Hoelscher shirtwaist dresses as "'s", but most, I believe, are from the early to mid 's. No surprise, as you can see and feel the quality of this silk and the construction with the sheer lining Balenciaga used linings like that! Hidden buttons at front. I've said it before I will say it again I love whimsy in fashion. I love fun Moschino! I haven't ever seen this dress before.
But the words, boldly printed in black, made the dress anything but simple. Wear with a white trench jacket and you will be runway ready! This dress came from an estate of a wealthy NYC women who had only the best high-end pieces. Excellent condition with the most minor minor minor minor how many times do I have to write this for you to believe me spots on the white embroidery see photos. These can probably be cleaned by drycleaner. Back photo is lightened to see back zipper.
I love finding something I've not seen before and I've seen a lot of fashion! Gradient purple jacket features lightening bolts, nighttime cityscape, and incredible lucite bubble buttons that have tiny lightening scenes inside you will also see my 3 lights in the reflection!!
Marked size 6 US. Up to 36" bust, up to 31" waist, up to 40" hips, 27" long. This coat is SOOO cool, as the neckline can be worn up in a modified funnel, or down with wide lapel.
Closes with large snaps in doublebreasted shape. Excellent condition, except for what looks like a horizontal scratch at back see photo. As simple as design you can get, but from the era when Oleg Cassini was the King of Fashion. When he was so "hot" And then going on to become engaged to Grace Kelly. This was a man firmly smack in the middle of the most fashionable life of the 'ss.
This dress is perfection of simplistic design. Now if only this dress was in perfect condition All tiny, but there Priced to reflect condition. Extreme high-end fashion back to This dress is a fairly basic "secretary" dress in a blue and black silk print with unique rolled shoulders!! The black belt is just a black ribbon I used for show Or do whatever you want The elastic in the waist should be replaced if you are a smaller waist as it's all stretched out Excellent condition except for the extremely light and minor abrasions or fading in the silk see photos A laboratory and showcase for fresh design talent, Paraphernalia led a new epoch in fashionable New York.
Founder Paul Young chose a motley group for his original design team: In the later 60s, many more Paraphernalias opened. By then, most of the original designers had left the flagship store, and Paraphernalia franchise died out in the late 70s.
Diana Dew was best known for her electric dresses. This dress is highly collectible and desirable for the classic 's psychedelic print. I've seen quite a few Paraphernalia dresses that are pretty boring. All it needs is a plastic chain belt slung at the hips. The hem looks like it was shortened, but could be taken back down again. It WAS the s after all I hemmed up everything of mine too Extremely minor spots hidden in the design see photos.
Who is Lila Acheson Wallace? I have to admit, I didn't know her name either, but just to give you an idea of her great wealth, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art MET in New York City inaugurated the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing to permanently house and exclusively devoted to 20th-century art.
During her long association with the museum, she was one of its single greatest benefactors. In addition, in she was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon, and in , she was posthumously awarded the National Medal of Arts. She died in I was recently lucky enough to get a few of her pieces This one is a long pink and gold metallic brocade dress with brilliant sparkling!!! Simple design of almost achingly beautiful material.
In near mint condition. Photo of that dress is shown on their online collection! Oh, and Lila Wallace was famous and important enough in to be on the front cover of Time Magazine!!!
Comes with COA from Antiquedress. Please read the description above. Yet another lovely piece, but has some issues. Just slightly tired waistband, and the skirt has some water spotting and a few other spots. Possibly cleanable by a high-end cleaner. Hand bound seams inside. Oh, the ivory Mainbocher blouse is available as well, but being sold separately One of the last dresses from the Dupont estate collection.
Simple shape design fitted square neck sleeveless bodice and slightly gathered long skirt with gorgeous woven gold, turquoise and teal "sari" design at lower skirt.
Many of her gowns were designed with a similar look Mainbocher popularized the Indian sari fabrics in the s. In Excellent condition with the exception of one teeny little mark on the breast see photo and ever so slight fading??
Or just normal to the raw silk fabric. And this dress is just another reason why. I am not usually an orange lover, but this one dress may have single-handedly changed my mind about that. Love this sheer bold 60s print over an another sheer orange lining. High boat neckline, simple shape dress with the wide scallop hemline all ruffled with bows at the sides. Great little summer dress! This gorgeous, lavish s cocktail dress is an absolute eye popper and, I'm told, it came from the wardrobes of Paramount, however there are no labels inside.
Certainly beautiful enough to believe it! It has definitely been worn so MAY be found in a movie or two They really are incredible! This dress is heavy and as photographed all jewels and rhinestones are present one is loose and they are encrusted all the way around the upper rear of the dress.
The skirt is also covered along with rhinestones and glass beads a couple rhinestones missing on the skirt. In true Hollywood glamour, this cocktail dress is beautifully made with silk chiffon which beautifully compliments the huge sparkling prong set rhinestones.
It is fully lined in silk. Replaced brown nylon zipper to the side. There are no main rhinestones missing although there are few 2mm wide ones missing from the edge which you will only see if you are staring.
The dress is EXCELLENT condition with the exception of the chiffon snags to the back upper skirt and upper back where the rhinestones caught on fabric when stored, and other snags here and there. The skirt also has a few seams that are slightly unstitched not a big deal at all!
Silver snaps, safety pins, hooks, zippers with "O" ring pulls, and a few Swarovski crystals for good measure. The sleeves have zippers that open, and there are two diagonal zippers on the bust, and ones at the pockets And yes, it actually zips! With original hang tag still attached to zipper pull. Labeled size 12 USA. Pretty incredible silk material! It's ever so slightly stretchy amazingly of a gold and ivory silk paper-thin fabric with fantastic "daisy" enameled buttons at front, puffy sleeves and wide great pointed cuffs.
The best of the best! Elegant and glitzy at the same time. Dress it down with jeans, or dress it up for evening. Great piece to have in you closet! If you prefer to be a bit more sedate, use the pieces and mix and match in your wardrobe! Great simple straight below knee skirt can be shortened if you prefer, so worn in this "ladylike" length. The jacket is very s And then comes the matching leopard silk belt also covered with the clear sequins and a flat buckle at front!
Excellent condition except the lining that has reddened and has ever so slight tearing just at the waist snaps The exterior will need the occasional "haircut" She wore many suits and blouses, but had a few dresses. Massive balloon sleeves of black silk taffeta matching the tie at waist to bow or tie as you like , all over the simple black velvet dress with plunging "v" neckline to show off some cleavage!
I have stuffed the sleeves a bit, so you can do the same to puff up. Hidden side metal zipper. If you are smaller than these measurements, the dress will look great as well. You can unbaste in 2 seconds if you dare wear it that low.
Andrea Odicini is absolutely revered and is considered by Italian women who know couture to rank along side, or even above, Valentino even HE is known to pay Odicini great homage!! From a wealthy Genoese family, he was able to pick and chose his clientele. If he did not like you, or if he thought that you did not understand fabrics and construction, he would not design for you!
When he moved his atelier from Rome to Genoa, many women would journey to Genoa just to buy his creations because no one could equal his collections.
In the 's, he finally agreed to make a ready-to-wear line, but his creations were still ultra costly. Guess those people at Giorgio didn't have a Made in Italy label handy!
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