Sunday, April 12, 2009

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Evening Dresses and Designer Suits

New this week at Couture Allure, lots of shimmer and sparkle for evening and a fabulous suit by an important designer, Philip Mangone.

Mangone was one of the best suit and coat designers from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Always exquisitely tailored, his suits are becoming very hard to come by. This early 1940's suit is fashioned from purple wool gabardine.

This 1960's metallic brocade cocktail suit consists of a dress with matching coat trimmed in black mink fur. Trés chic!

This 1960's cocktail suit by Adolphe Zelinka is fashioned from one of the most unusual fabrics I've ever seen! Grey mohair wool is woven with gold lamé in a Mod geometric pattern. More trés chic!

Even more sparkle and shine, this time in black sequins on a late 1950's cocktail dress by Jay Herbert.

Need a little something to jazz up your favorite evening dress? How about this 1960's opera cape worked in a metallic jacquard?

Last for today, but far from least, is this early 1970's metallic gold and beaded silk evening gown by Oscar de la Renta. This dress was from one of his earliest collections bearing his own label.


Bonjour Madame said...

When I see these suits it brings to mind the big difference in the way we dress now as opposed to then. The clothes were so nice then and these matching suits were impeccable. I wonder why it's so taboo now to not wear a matching suit, coat ensemble? It was so glamorous.

DejaBlonde Vintage said...

I agree with Bonjour Madame, the clothes were so much more creative and beautiful than they are now. I absolutely love that cape and the last dress! Great blog and sense of style :)

coutureallure said...

I watched "The Graduate" over the weekend and was amazed at how dressed up the women were for a house party to welcome Ben home from college. There where sequins and rhinestones everywhere!

Bonjour Madame said...

I watch the Graduate just for the clothes! They were wonderful!

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