Vintage Ted Lapidus hat. This sophisticated, sculptural hat consists of bone white leather in undulating folds, forming a re-interpreted beret-like shape. The hat has boning throughout, becoming wider as it becomes taller. Tassel details at the back of the hat add a bit of playful flair.
Diameter: 11 inches
US Size Small
Elegant 1990s black silk evening dress by Richard Tyler. This maxi length dress has a shift silhouette that skims the body, a wide bateau boat neck, and capped sleeves with hand detailed black sequins. The amazing deep plunging back of the dress is supported and accented by a thin cord with hook and eye closure. A knee - length slit up the back seam adds even more drama! Made in the United States.
Richard Tyler was born in Melbourne in 1946. When he was 16 Tyler apprenticed under a Saville Row tailor. Two Years later, in 1954, Tyler opened his own boutique in Melbourne that featured his designs as well as those of his mother who was a dressmaker and costume designer. He too designed for entertainers, cutting his teeth through creating costumes for musicians during the 1970s. In 1984 Tyler moved to Los Angeles where he entrenched himself with the Hollywood set, creating glamorous gowns for celebrities. He was head designer for Anne Klein and BYB LOS in the 1990s, won the Costume Fashion Designers of America Award in 1993, 1994, and 1995, and won the Michaelangelo Award in 1996.
Tyler’s style is sensual yet structured. Many of his designs harken back to the 1940s, with sculptural patterns, bias cut silks, and tailored details.
Clients include: Diana Ross, Cher, and Elton John
Bright and brilliant cream and rhinestone dress by Norell / Tassell! The dress is maxi length, with long sleeves, a bateau boat neckline and an amazing scoop back. The modest columnar silhouette of the dress is contrasted by the dramatic oversized rhinestone detailing on the neckline and plunging back, adding complexity and a bit of sensuality to the dress.
Norell Tasell refers to the designer dream team of Norman Norell and Gustave Tassell.
Stunning black silk maxi length empire waist evening dress by George Stavropoulos! The evening dress is strapless with the slightest sweetheart neckline -the mostly straight neckline bows gently in at the sternum. The empire waistline of the dress is accented by a deep black velvet ribbon that wraps around the wearer's body. The dress is topped off (literally!) by several gorgeous layers of sheer black silk chiffon. The chiffon emerges from the neckline and streams down the dress -lightly skimming the black body of the dress- ending in layers and layers of flowing ruffles at the hem. The chiffon gathers at the back of the dress, creating a very small, subtle train - like effect. The empire waist coupled with the flowing layers of chiffon seem to reference Stavropoulos' Greek heritage, harkening back to the fashions of antiquity. The dress floats beautifully when worn.
George Stavropoulos was born in Tripoli in 1920. He studied fashion in Paris, and eventually opened his own salon in Athens in 1949, where he made a name for himself creating elegant chiffon draped grecian - style dresses often cut on the bias. He immigrated the United States in 1961, opening a boutique in New York where he continued to receive acclaim for his floating silk satin and chiffon creations. Stavropoulos created his gowns almost exclusively by hand, and did not use heavy ornamentation, preferring that his designs stand out due of their elegant, flowing silhouettes and fabrics.
Clients include: Elizabeth Taylor, Maria Callas, Lady Bird Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Barbra Streisand.
Brilliant late 1970s slinky knit maxi dress by Louis Feraud! The dress has long sleeves, a jewel collar, and a cinched waist further accented by a knit tube belt. The dress features an amazing Peter - Max - style technicolor rainbow - like swirl across the shoulders and skirt, giving the dress an energetic appearance of being in motion. The shoulders have a slight puff sleeve to them, predicting the impending, rampant, voluminous balloon sleeves of the 1980s.
Louis Feraud was born in 1921, in Arles in the south of France. Feraud’s early life was idyllic, he was the son of a baker and spent his childhood under the mediterranean sun. His happiness was short lived, and in his youth he became an operative in the French Resistance. After World War II Feraud worked various jobs, including as a ski instructor. He eventually established his first boutique in Cannes in 1954. His clientele included wealthy vacationers, and his first big break was when Brigitte Bardot came in and purchased a white sundress. He would go on to design many of her film costumes.
By 1956 Feraud had opened a couture house in Paris across from the Elysee Palace. A few years later, in 1958, he presented his first haute couture collection alongside other Parisian fashion luminaries including Dior, Givenchy, and Lanvin. Feraud created his first ready to wear line in 1970, and introduced his menswear line in 1975. He won the “Golden Thimble” for his 1978 Haute Couture Spring/Summer line and went on to win again in 1984. In 1991 he was chosen as “Prince de l'Art de Vivre” and in 1955 Feraud was made a “Officier de la Légion d'honneur.”
Feraud dressed the Paris elite in bright, striking colors. His silhouettes ranged from traditional suits to avant-garde ruffled pieces. Throughout the years, he employed designers Jean-Louis Scherrer, Margit Brandt, Helga Bjornsson and Per Spook to help materialize his vision.
Clients include: Kim Novak, Ingrid Bergman, Danielle Mitterrand, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor
Striking! Fun bright red hat by Stephen Jones! This brilliant bucket hat features a high, round crown with a wide, sloping brim giving the piece a cloche - like look. The hat is composed of five stacked layers of felt with playful asymmetric edges, making the piece look somewhat like a rose. All eyes on you!
Stephen Jones is among the leading milliners of the day, bringing hats into the modern era with interesting materials, juxtapositions of form, and unabashed attitude! Clients include: Princess Diana, Boy George, Rhianna, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger Jones has collaborated with: Rei Kawakubo, Vivienne Westwood, Claude Montana, Thom Browne, Dior.
In a 2016 interview with Julien Sauvalle of OUT Magazine, Mizrahi recalls the arduous work that went into creating his recycled pieces, “It took us three years to make those dresses. We paid homeless people to collect Coke cans and Budweiser cans -- two of my favorite things -- and then 7Up cans, so it was green, red, white, and gold. We split them open and washed them, then shipped them to Paris to Langlois-Martin, who makes these beautiful paillettes, and then they were sent on to India to have them sawn onto panels. It took us years."
Second image shows Christy Turlington, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at an Isaac Mizrahi show in November 1993.
Multi colored crystal rhinestones brighten this gold and silver bouquet by Jomaz from the 1950s. Demi parure includes coordinating clip on earrings. Perfect Mother of the Bride gift for an upcoming spring or summer wedding.
Earrings 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Brooch 2.5 x 1.5 inches
Six strand baroque pearl choker by Miriam Haskell. The top three strands are smaller sized faux baroque pearls with the bottom strands being larger. The closure is antique guilt with botanical details and rhinestone accents. The clasp is a sewn in floral arrangement of baroque seed pearls and has a four inch drop chain of baroque pearls. Marked.
up to 17" length