Friday, August 21, 2009

More Amazing Vintage for Tracey

These would totally suit Tracey as well! Especially the Gold!

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You will definitely be the golden girl in this lustrous changeable silk evening gown from the 1950's made by the Fashion Workroom, New York. The intricate construction has a scoop neckline with a V shaped opening and a criss-cross panel above a wide fitted cummerbund style waistline. The full skirt is flat at the center front with wide inverted pleats starting over the hips and continuing around the back to the metal center back zipper. The petticoat has horsehair panels over the hips for shaping as well as several ruffles at the back for fullness.

Norman Norell was an American master of design, sophisticated and elegant, never overdone or over embellished, always chic and flattering.

This elegant sleeveless black wool dress is a perfect example of his classic style. Vintage dresses that don't look dated, his designs are just as relevant today as they were in the 1960's. This dress has a bateau neckline, it is sleeveless with a dropped waistline and a belt at the natural waist. This appears to be a decorative element with two large black buttons, but in fact the belt "disappears" inside the dress, where it closes with hooks and eyes at the center back, just under the zipper.

Spare and simple lines, uncluttered design, gorgeous color in a substantial silk, with just three flat bows for ornamentation, Marc Bohan for Christian Dior Couture proves without a doubt that less really is more in this stunning evening turnout from 1973. The two piece dress is beautiful in its simplicity. The boned bodice is fitted with two darts, and the shoulder straps are accented by flat bows. There is a metal center back zipper and a lining of silk organza. The gently gathered skirt has a wide cummerbund style waistband enhanced by a narrow belt with a flat bow at the center front. The skirt has a center back zipper as well, and it is also lined in red silk organza. Comes with a Cape

Sleeveless dresses are all the rage right now thanks in part to Michele Obama, a true fashion original. Pauline Trigere, another iconic fashion original designed this sleeveless wool crepe dress in the 1960's. Perfect for drinks or dinner, this sleeveless dress has a high collar with V shaped seaming mimicking the V shaped seams at the bustline. The armholes are cut square, the skirt is a full A-line with pockets concealed in the side seams. The only ornamentation is a fabric covered belt held in place by four belt loops covered with prong set rhinestones. The belt buckles in the center back. There are two buttons and loops on the collar and a zipper which starts just above the belt, allowing for a glimpse of skin at the center back.

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