Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Harvey Berin. The dress is pieced together from black lace and pin-tucked black silk chiffon. It is lined in a light colored silk, probably pink or beige. The work that went into this beauty is simply astounding!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
New at Couture Allure this week are some lovely vintage party dresses and more hats from Mrs. Plankenhorn! Be sure to check our What's New page to see all the latest items!
|1950s cream lace with pink lining dress, perfect for a wedding or prom!|
|1980s does 50s white taffeta party dress.|
|1950s silk roses dress.|
|1960s dress with floating drapes.|
|1960s pink roses hat.|
|1940s hat with elaborate silk ribbons.|
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Mary Black made this stunning silk chiffon dress exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman in 1961. Drapes drop from the shoulders and are attached to the skirt front. The dress was available in avocado green, beige and navy and came in sizes 10-20. Sold in 1961 for $215 (about $1628 in today's dollar.)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Labels: 1956. mattie talmack
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
New at Couture Allure this week are more fabulous daytime and cocktail dresses for spring. Be sure to check our What's New pages for all the latest items!
|1960s appliqued roses sheath dress|
|1960s gold metallic dress and jacket|
|1950s silk floral full skirt dress|
|1950s lace illusion bombshell dress|
|1950s silk sheath dress|
|1950s pink linen full skirt dress|
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Jonathan Logan designer Dorris Varnum used rayon taffeta with black velvet flocked dots for this dress in 1949. Available in tropic blue, vibrant red and jewel green. Sold for $12.95 in 1949 (about $123 in today's dollar.)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
At left: While silk faille strapless dress is gathered into a bow-knot at the bust. Copied in the U.S. by Henri Bendel, Julius Garfinckel, I. Magnin and Wanamaker's.
At right: Black silk faille dinner dress with a high waist bow and criss-crossed pleats in the skirt. Copied in the U.S. by Bergdorf Goodman and I. Magnin.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
This week at Couture Allure we've added more wonderful dresses for spring. I seem to have a love for shades of green and blue right now! Be sure to check our What's New page to see all the latest items. And to update you on my travels, I'm nearly halfway through my trip and have found some wonderful vintage things for the website. I should do this more often, as I"m having a blast! I've been posting pictures on my Facebook page of some of my finds and of some of the places I've been searching. Check it out!
|1970s Vera cotton caftan|
|1970s Polly Hornburg silk dress|
|1950s Kay Windsor cotton dress|
|1960s beaded silk cocktail dress|
|1950s silk satin party dress|
|1960s Originala linen dress|
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
backless corset or the dress has one built into it.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Labels: 1958. b.h. wragge
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
Sunday, January 08, 2012
At Couture Allure, we're looking ahead to spring with lots of lovely vintage dresses in pretty floral prints and cottons. Be sure to check our What's New page to see all the latest listings!
|1960s silk chiffon with shoulder drape.|
|1950s Rappi pink tulle strapless dress.|
|1980s 50s style cotton full skirt dress.|
|1950s floral taffeta full skirt dress.|
|1970s pop art floral cotton dress.|
|1950s plus size cotton full skirt dress.|
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Dress by Henry Rosenfeld. Sold for $15 in 1955 (about $127 in today's dollar.)