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16th Oct 2014 Couture and Vintage Clothing

Couture and Vintage Clothing

Saturday 11th October - 10am to 12 noon

Tuesday 14th October - 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 15th October - 9am to 7pm

Morning of the sale

Sale time: 11am

Sale Catalogue

Featured Lots

83 :: Early 1900's Charles Frederick Worth Gown. Label No. 72.32.5. This sumptuous historical gown made by the Father of Haute-Couture. Was probably made in Paris in the latter part of his hugely successful world of fashion. This dress reflects his passion for meticulous detail and lavish fabric...
Price Achieved:
£1000.00.

219A :: 1930's Exquisite Kashmir embroidered formal evening coat. 1930's Exquisite Kashmir embroidered formal evening coat.  This very elegant, regal evening coat was made especially for a member British Raj's wife in Kashmir at the end of the 1930's.  Classic kashida hand embroidery depict...
Price Achieved:
£850.00.

68 :: A 1950's 'Jean Patou' Haute Couture Lace Dress numbered 28005. Hand made from a linen silk mix fabric. The panels have been cut to follow the line of the body with fine black silk Chantilly lace tiered horizontally around the dress. The neckline is trimmed with soft silk velvet which fol...
Price Achieved:
£700.00.

81A :: Late 1940's Chiffon Hobble Dress. This dress is both hobble underneath and puffball around. Labelled 'Tirwhoni' Milan. Beautifully structured with inner boned and corsetted bodice with lots of hooks and eyes pulling you in at the back, also a metal inner zip. An outer zip holds...
Price Achieved:
£320.00.

82 :: Two Flapper Dresses. A 1920's Silver Assuit Dress with green silk lining. This adorable dress has been handmade with inner bras structuring. The front is gathered to create folds around the bosom and hangs straight to the knee. There is a small opening at the back with one hook and eye fast...
Price Achieved:
£320.00.

99 :: 'Vogue Paris Original' Linen dress Suit. Handmade from a Vogue pattern from the 1960's. A cream/beige linen dress with zip at the back, jacket beautifully sewn with original buttons. Size 14/16. (2)...
Price Achieved:
£320.00.

45 :: 1960's 'Yves Saint Laurent' Gypsy Collection Skirt and Blouse. A soft black silk velvet blouse/jacket with low cut front and lacing. Slightly puffed sleeves. Beautiful nipped waist. Size 40. A burgundy and black shot silk watermarked full skirt falling in folds to the ankle. A long sash belt wraps...
Price Achieved:
£310.00.

23 :: Two Iconic 1970's Day Dresses. To include an Ossie Clarke with Celia Birtwell style brown crepe day Dry Stylish printed silk cuffs, with repeated print on collar and waistband. Side Metal zip, front fastenings, size 10. No label. A Lee Bender at 'Bus Stop' Satin silk dress with ro...
Price Achieved:
£300.00.

61 :: Two Iconic 1970's Designer Dresses. To include a '1970's Ossie Clark' Evening Dress. This black evening dress is made from a heavy rayon crepe, with vertical pleats at the front with open plunge neck to the waistline. Wrapping around the waist with an open back and voluminous sleev...
Price Achieved:
£280.00.

198 :: A 1970's woollen dress, colourful symmetric design hand knit maxi dress. No label. Size 10. An 'Alice Pollock' knitwear woollen cardigan/coat with a tie belt fastening....
Price Achieved:
£260.00.

 

Full Catalogue

40 :: Three 1980's Cocktail Dresses : A 1980's 'Tadashi' Cocktail dress, Black rouched Silk polyester, inner fitted bodice with red and black bows surrounding neckline and capped sleeves. A 1980's 'Cailan' Black lace cocktail dress with padded bras, pretty lace over black l...
Price Achieved: £.

41 :: Two 'Victor Costa' Cocktail Dresses. A dark green silk velvet strapless dress, beautifully tailored boned with rouching and pleated detail on the bodice. A large swag on the hip running down to a straight skirt with wrap over front. Lined with Side zip. Size 12. A further black lace wi...
Price Achieved: £70.00.

41A :: Two 'Victor Costa' Couture Pieces. To include an elegant above the knee white Cocktail dress, with cut out flowers and pearls, sewn onto fine organza, falling to a triple layer of white satin. Size 10/12. A further 'Victor Costa for Neiman-Marcus' black silk rayon evening c...
Price Achieved: £170.00.

42 :: 1980's 'Vicky Tiel' Paris Couture Dress. A stunning elegant cream viscose jersey dress, with soft tulle around the neckline following down the arms. The front has a sculpted silk bodice with a plunge front, rouched bras and detail. Empire line waist with double fabric heavy skirts fallin...
Price Achieved: £.

42A :: 1980's 'Victor Costa' Ball Gown. 1980's 'Victor Costa' Ball Gown. Victor's fame throughout America for his extravagant dresses, dressing society, Hollywood Stars and the Dallas Millionaires. This dress is made from a paper rayon silk in fuschia pink, ballooning at...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

43 :: Two Strapless 'Victor Costa' Evening Dresses. To include 'Victor Costa' for 'Saks Fifth Avenue' soft pink Chiffon Gown. Strapless inner structured silk lined bodice, with a rouched satin empire line and large front satin bow detail, falling away in chiffon, over a double lined...
Price Achieved: £80.00.

44 :: 1990's 'Thierry Mugler ''Elvis'' dress. Beautiful velvet fabric and sparkly crystals around the neck, upturned collar. Shoulders padded. Collar has vire inside that is giving support and beautiful shape to it. Size 38FR. Waist: 13''3/4. Shoulders: 20'3/4. Back length: 43''. Front len...
Price Achieved: £210.00.

44A :: 1970's 'Courreges' Paris Couture Wool Dress. 1970's 'Courreges' Paris Couture Wool Dress.  Pretty turquoise wool mini dress.  A stylish heavy wool, tailored dress, with front and back panel detail, two front pockets and a pretty back belt with buttons, and back zip. Lin...
Price Achieved: £100.00.

45 :: 1960's 'Yves Saint Laurent' Gypsy Collection Skirt and Blouse. A soft black silk velvet blouse/jacket with low cut front and lacing. Slightly puffed sleeves. Beautiful nipped waist. Size 40. A burgundy and black shot silk watermarked full skirt falling in folds to the ankle. A long sash belt wraps...
Price Achieved: £310.00.

46 :: 1980's 'Oscar' Paris Dress. Black jersey with gathering and pleating throughout to create a wonderful grecian style mixed with the the brash 1980's padded shoulders with heavy beading, sequins and jewels. Size 12. (1)...
Price Achieved: £.

47 :: A 'Murray Arbeid' Couture Evening Dress. Made in London for Neiman Marcus. Black silk velvet, with boned fitted strapless bodice, low back with back zip and fasteners. Beautiful soft pink satin bow detail around neckline continuing down the back. The skirt reaches the ankle and has two h...
Price Achieved: £.

48 :: A 'James Purcell' Ball Gown. A Black silk velvet strapless front with inner bras padding. The skirt is lined with petticoats, with an inner zip, giving the back plenty of fullness made from pure silk silver and black checked, pleated skirt. Size 12...
Price Achieved: £.

49 :: A 1980's 'Valentino' Boutique Silk Cocktail Dress. Made in Italy. Sophisticated, ambassadorial cream slubbed satin with padded shoulders, turtle neck, long sleeves fitted to the wrist with tiny zips. Fabulous fitted silk velvet pencil skirt, with back pleat for easy walking. Lined in sumptuous cre...
Price Achieved: £120.00.

50 :: A 1960's 'Scassi' for 'Saks Fifth Avenue' Floral Dress. Rouched green and white floral grosgrain cotton strapless dress. The bodice is boned and figure hugs the body with a large bow detail at the back and side zip. Size 10...
Price Achieved: £50.00.

51 :: A 'Werle' 'Beverely Hills' Cocktail Dress. Black silk dress with chiffon bodice and sleeves. Beautifully fitted with cross over front sash. lined in silk. Size 8...
Price Achieved: £.

52 :: A 'Alberto Makali' Silk Evening Gown. A stunning bias cut long silk beaded dress with scooped back sequined birds of paradise on a soft shimmering tie-died silk. Lined. There is a mark on the front and small tear on the side at the seam. Size 10....
Price Achieved: £.

53 :: A 1950's Debenham & Freebody Couture White Beaded Dress. The dress is beaded onto a fine net and lined with a heavy vintage sateen silk. Detailed back with metal side zip and hooks at shoulder. Stains on front of dress. ...
Price Achieved: £25.00.

53A :: A 1950's Yellow Brocade Ballgown. A 1950's Yellow Brocade Ballgown....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

54 :: 1980's 'Sophie Sitbon Paris' Evening Gown. A black acetate long dress with gold metal rings opening at the side seems. Slit up both sides to the thigh. Size: 42...
Price Achieved: £.

55 :: Two 'Louis Feraud' Dresses. To include a Red 1970's 'made in England by Rembrant', Heavy cotton fabric, Long sleeves, pleated skirt, small pocket detail. Fully Lined. Size 14. And a Black 1970's 'Louis Feraud' dress with a 70's style collar, plunge neckline ...
Price Achieved: £100.00.

56 :: A 1950's 'Horrockses' Velvet Party Dress. This beautiful midnight blue velvet dress has a full skirt with stiffened petticoats and a border of bright turquoise satin on the under petticoat. The dress has 3/4 length sleeves with pretty velvet and turquoise satin ribbons at the sleeve end. The b...
Price Achieved: £80.00.

57 :: A collection of 1970's Gina Fratini dresses. A pure silk chiffon and bottle green velvet maxi dress. The colours from the floral chiffoned voluminous sleeves, with their ruffles and layers stand beautifully against the rich velvet pinafore, size 12. Two polka dot cotton dresses; with their e...
Price Achieved: £70.00.

58 :: A collection of Laura Ashley dresses. These four dresses are from the early 80's, made from cotton with different floral prints. Sizes 12/14 (4)...
Price Achieved: £30.00.

59 :: Two 1975 Couture 'Rumak' formal day dress. Part of a debutant's collection, this beautiful heavy luxurious cotton dress has been carefully tailored to form a stiffened front bodice which has buttons at the front and is reminiscent of the Austrian dirndl. The sleeves are full length, ma...
Price Achieved: £70.00.

60 :: 1960s Vintage Mattli Evening Gown. Giuseppe (Jo) Mattli (1907 - 1982) was a Swiss fashion designer who worked mostly in London. His dresses for film stars in the 1950s were famous for their daring plunging necklines. This Evening Dress - embellished with diamante, revealing laced cutwork an...
Price Achieved: £140.00.