Sunday, April 19, 2009

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Dresses and Evening Gowns

I love this stunning early 1960's evening gown by French couturier Bob Bugnand. Never heard of him? Read the listing for more information about this important designer.

One of my favorite 1950's bombshell dresses ever! Silk taffeta. Strapless shelf bust. Nude lace bustier. Big poufy drape at the hip. What's not to love?

This gorgeous red crepe evening gown from the 1940's is an Original by Olga. Crystal beads go all the way around the bodice.

Another company you may have never heard of, Design Thai was based in Bankok and produced hand-screened prints on resort and loungewear sold in high end department stores like Bergdorf Goodman and I. Magnin. This 1970's full length cotton dress can be worn by the pool or by the bar.

This 1960's wiggle dress by Mardi Gras is fashioned from a black and white cotton floral print. In a fun twist, the bodice is completely covered in matching black and white sequins.

Like the Design Thai dress, this 1960's suit also has an Asian pattern woven in red, pink, and green wool. I love the vibrant colors!