Countdown to Couture

November 20, 2017

Countdown to Couture


MRS officially launches in 3 days!

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 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 LivensLoveShackFancy , Cooperativa Shop, Mott50, EF Collection, and Smith Opticians.


MRS Couture at InTow Shop - Photography by Phoebe Rourke-Ghabriel and Daniel Ortiz Photography

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.

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!

Runway at  Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 trunk show sponsored by Tootsies

Marci Rosenberg, Cathy Murphy wearing MRS. Couture vintage, Cheryl Vick wearing a 1950s silk shift dress.

But wait!

Follow our countdown on Instagram and Facebook for previews of the gems available on our website - we will also be accepting orders and messages during the countdown.

With that said, a tout a l’heur,

The MRS. Couture Team

 Nicole M. Willis & Cheryl Vick


Also in Adore MRS. Couture

Designer Spotlight: Madame Gres
Designer Spotlight: Madame Gres

April 26, 2019

Madame Grès pursued sculpture before turning her interests towards fashion. She was was initially a hat maker, but her eye for design soon propelled her into haute couture dressmaking. By the 1930s, Gres had made a name for herself, and by the end of her career she counted a number of famous women in her client list, including: Wallis Simpson - the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Matilda of Greece, Paloma Picasso, Grace Kelly, Marella Agnelli, Marie-Helene de Rothschild, Edith Piaf, Jacqueline Kennedy, Dolores del Río, Barbra Streisand, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo. 

Continue Reading

Designer Spotlight: Roy Halston Frowick
Designer Spotlight: Roy Halston Frowick

April 19, 2019

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. 

Continue Reading

Designer Spotlight: Lawrence Vrba
Designer Spotlight: Lawrence Vrba

April 12, 2019

Lawrence Vrba began his career in 1969, working as a counter at Miriam Haskell; his talents did not go unnoticed, and he soon found himself designing jewelry. The Egyptian collection - perhaps his most famous Miriam Haskell collection- was inspired by materials he found while in Europe, and was featured in an edition of Vogue. In 1983 Vrba left Les Bernard to create his own eponymous business. 

Continue Reading