Fun and vibrant 1980's three piece halter top, skirt and crop jacket with cummerbund ensemble by recently deceased and unique designer Koos van den Akker who worked for Christian Dior before traveling to his native home in Hague, Netherlands and then back to New York City with a sewing machine and $180 going on to establish stores in the Big Apple and Beverly Hills. He was also the designer of the famed Bill Cosby Sweaters. With an attention to detail and a background in window displays. Van den Akker knew and used this talent in combination with his love for historic folk costumes. He could play play on folk concepts as inspiration for couture like no other. In this ensemble Van den Akker used a collage of floral, plaid and polka-dot prints for this work of art. Extremely well designed and executed, the stand alone Halter top has a zippered and button back closure, while the skirt has a flirty almost mock elastic waistband. The crop jacket has no closure. Can be worn as an ensemble or pieces to be paired with numerous other items in your closet. A truly unique creation and a beautiful example of his work!
Modern size 2-4
Halter Top - Bust: 35in Waist: 29in Shoulder to hem length: 16in
Jacket - Bust: 46in Waist: 43in Shoulder to hem length: 15.5 in
Skirt - Waist: 27in Length: 26 in
Cumerbund - Length: 92in Width: 6.5 in
*All MRS Couture garments have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping, so that they are ready to wear upon arrival.
Check out this adorable light pink silk print dress from Adolfo! It is an iconic 70s look with long flowing bodice and scarf style collar that can be styled in a myriad of ways. Long cuffs create billowing sleeves! This dress is perfect for spring time weather but could easily be paired with a fur or coat & boots. Wear it spring or fall dressed up or down. This is a versatile dress. Size XS.
Adolfo was a Cuban born American fashion designer who began as a milliner in the 1950's. He was an apprentice at The House of Chanel and The House of Balenciaga until his friend Bill Blass gave him a loan and he opened his Millinery house in 1963. He went on to design couture garments in the 1970's and 1980's.
Length: 37 in. (93.98 cm)
Marked Size: 0-2 XS (US)
Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Waist: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Hip: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Take a look at this fascinating tunic styled top from early Geoffrey Beene. The top is tailored with vents on each side and decorative green bows. It has a long zipper closure on the back as well as a lightweight silk lining.
Geoffrey Beene began his career in the 1950s, designing under numerous New York houses including Teal Traina, finally opening his own label in 1963. Beene was incredibly conscious of the human body, and was particularly regardful of the figure in motion - as Beene once said “clothing is nothing until it hits the body." His designs were created to work with the client’s body, encasing it lightly and giving it a more artful structure. Beene's reinterpretations of dress formality, use of synthetics, and unusual combination of materials (accessories in acrylic and diamonds, for example), set him aside from his contemporaries who focused on the business of fashion, rather than the artistry of fashion.
Length: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Marked Size: 2-4 See Measurements (US)
Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Waist: 33 in. (83.82 cm)