Sunday, September 27, 2009

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Dresses, Suits and Coats

New this week at Couture Allure are vintage dresses, suits, and coats. Check our What's New section often, as we add new items 2-3 times a week!

Lilli Ann does it again with this vintage mid to late 1960’s suit fashioned from black wool knit. The suit consists of a dress and matching jacket, both trimmed with genuine white mink fur.

I love the cut out style of this vintage 60s Mod era cocktail dress in black velvet with rhinestones.

Ethereal silk chiffon in an oversize print of lilies immediately identifies this dress as Hanae Mori. This vintage late 1970s evening gown bears the Hanae Mori couture label and was sold by Bergdorf Goodman.

You’re sure to make a beautiful statement when you walk down the aisle in this 1950’s ballerina length wedding dress. Fashioned of ecru lace layered over nude color taffeta, the effect is very princess-like.

This incredible vintage late 1950’s cocktail coat is made from authentic Uchikake kimono silk brocade, which is the fabric used for formal bridal kimonos. The original owner of this coat probably traveled to the Orient in the 1950s and purchased the kimono silk, then had it made into a coat.

There’s no better combination than red with spotted fur and this early 1960s suit has it in spades! Designed by fine suit maker Boykoff for Lord & Taylor, this suit is fashioned from fire engine red wool boucle and is adorned with spotted genuine fur that has been stenciled to imitate ocelot.