On November 22th, 2017, We’re opening our collection of vintage, antique, rare, historical, amazing, breathtaking fashion for the world to see and acquire!
We are overjoyed to share our passion with you, and are happy to gift you 20% off when you enter the code PRIX at checkout! The code is valid from now until 11:59 PM CST on Cyber Monday, 11/27/17.
We invite you to preview our collection beforehand; don’t be afraid to take a peek at our Dior while the turkey is in the oven, it’s not going anywhere (although we can’t say the same for our Dior!). Don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to pick up some choice gifts for the star players in your life in Editor’s Picks.
MRS. Couture is an extraordinary private collection of vintage and couture fashion spanning across every decade of the 20th century. The collection has been growing for over thirty five years and includes rare historically and culturally important works sourced locally and internationally from noble estates and persons of repute. Curated selections of the collection are presented for purchase on MRSCouture.com. Revenue from the sale of this collection will fund a future children’s museum where children will learn history through fashion.
MRS. Couture has been creating a buzz about town with pop up shops, fashion shows, and international collecting!
This past Spring, the fabulous Alexandra Bruskoff and Natasha Parvizian of InTwo Shop collaborated with MRS. Couture. Their InTwo Shop event hosted Haute Couture dresses and hats for the socialites of Houston who were readying themselves for the Kentucky Derby and the springtime social scene. Items in the MRS. Couture collection in the pop-up shop included pieces from Lanvin, YSL, and Pucci, among others. We were showcased alongside boutiques and contemporary designers Laura Aspit Livens, LoveShackFancy , Cooperativa Shop, Mott50, EF Collection, and Smith Opticians.
MRS. Couture at the spring InTwo Shop Event.
MRS. Couture has since been mesmerizing Houston with sneak peaks into our fabulous vintage collection, including an article in Modern Luxury written by Michelle Myer. Read the full article here to learn more about our collector, Marci Rosenberg.
We are delighted to tell you that we made a good impression during the InTwo Shop event, catching the eye of Chris Goins, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Shop retail GM. This fall, Chris gracefully extended us an invitation and, well, we at MRS. Couture are proud and honored to announce that we have been in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Shop since October!
Cheryl Vick, Chris Goins. Chris is modeling our Vintage Snow White Mink and Angora Rabbit Fur Coat, seen here .
Our arrival at The Shop coincided with The Houston Museum of Fine Arts opening its doors to “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta”, a stunning retrospective on the life and work of Oscar de la Renta. Continuing the theme of glamour and romance, MRS. Couture has provided elegant, charismatic, and simply beautiful vintage designer jewelry and clothing to be exhibited and sold.
MRS. Couture at the MFAH Shop
Every item is artfully displayed in The Shop. Assembling narratives within each vitrine, Chris’ artful, immaculate curation brings the glitz and glam of yesteryear into the present. We were also fortunate to work alongside Murray Moss, design entrepreneur, and all-around merchandising maestro, who has been lending his legendary skills to the MFAH since 2014.
Murray Moss, Marci Rosenberg
The Oscar de la Renta exhibit has cast a glamorous spell on Houston, and MRS. Couture is more than happy to fall under it’s charm. Being a highlight in The Shop, as well has having a table presence at the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 trunk show sponsored by Tootsies has been an absolute dream. (Oh, incidentally, Marci was in New York at the same time as an Oscar de la Renta trunk show, and brought back gifts for the office!) Check out our Oscar picks here!
Marci Rosenberg, Cathy Murphy wearing MRS. Couture vintage, Cheryl Vick wearing a 1950s silk shift dress.
With that said, a tout a l’heur,
The MRS. Couture Team
Nicole M. Willis & Cheryl Vick
Halston was thrown into the limelight when Jacqueline Kennedy wore his pillbox hat to John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Soon Halston expanded into women’s wear, creating both couture and ready-to-wear fashion catering to the fashionable and elite jet set. Halston also accepted the honor of designing the 1976 US Olympic team uniforms, redesigned Braniff Airlines’ uniforms in 1977, and created uniforms for the New York Police Department and the Girl Scouts in 1978.
Halston was innovative, using slinky knit material and ultrasuedes, and introducing a halter dress design that elongated a wearer’s silhouette. He pioneered the sensual and soft draped looks associated with disco and his beloved Studio 54.