Claude Montana pant suit
This suit made me feel a little bit scared... even the word suit makes me scared.. but I had to have cos sometimes scared is good, you know? Boyfriend is almost guaranteed to hate.
Thierry Mugler dress
Shitty photo but this is gorgeous... can't wait.
Lanvin silk shirtdress
I like this dress. My boyfriend, rather unkindly pointed out that it bears a certain similarity to the Aaahh!!! Real Monsters cartoon (see below). Unfortunately I can see what he's saying.
Thierry Mugler cats eye sunglasses
Wayfarers are so over. I feel quite confident about his purchase, also because Chloe Sevigny, pioneer of the Wayfarer trend (actually I think my friend Jo was onto that trend before Chloe) has included a pair of cats eye shades in her Linda Farrow range, as reported by susie bubble here.
Salvatore Ferragamo lace-ups
Cute. They're a narrow fit... my feet are kind of wide... my fingers crossed.
Oh the hypocrisy of sniffing at people who buy "it bags" when I am such a label whore!
Anyway, if I was financially able I would lift up my sartorial anchor and take my designer vintage treasure hunt to the high seas... and start shopping at places like Decades in LA and the costume and textile specialist, Kerry Taylor Auctions in London. Take a look at the tasty lots in their next sale...
A Pierre Cardin pink satin crescent bag
Probably 1970s, the ivory satin interior stamped in gold `Pierre Cardin, Paris, hand made', with black cord shoulder strap, 25cm, 10in
Low Estimate: £ 200
High Estimate: £ 300
A Pierre Balmain degradé chiffon evening gown
circa 1970, with sample/catwalk label stamped Pierre Balmain Geneviève, and also with subsidiary labels `411-Aurora' and Barbara 411', the pale peach chiffon becoming a warmer tangerine at the hem, brocaded with gold spots overall, with pendant chiffon trains to each shoulder edged in ostrich plumes, bust 86cm, 34in, waist 61cm, 24in
Low Estimate: £ 700
High Estimate: £ 1000
Claude Montana His 'n Hers leather ensembles
Early 1980s, labelled, comprising black bomber jackets with scarlet leather lapels, piping and zippered gussets to the arms, the back panels with elaborate cutwork mesh enclosing a red ball with the initials `CM; pair of matching male trousers; a tight black leather pencil skirt with zippered back slit; a man's black and red knitted sweater and matching scarf; a pair of Maud Frizon black and red stilletoes with ankle straps, size 36; a pair of Mikli for Montana black and red abstract sunglasses, ladies jacket approx 102cm, 40in, skirt waist 66cm 26in; male sweater and jacket chest 127cm, 50in, male trouser waist 91cm, 36in, (9) This ensemble was exhibited at the Musée des Arts de la Mode, Summer 2006 as part of their major menswear exhibition.
I totally remember those glasses... someone famous wore them in the 80s. Anyone know who and where?
Low Estimate: £ 1800
High Estimate: £ 2500
Jean Dessès chiné rose print taffeta cocktail dress
Circa 1959, detached label, with corsetted inner bodice, with inner and outer taffeta skirts and layers of tulle petticoats, the overskirt draped and caught in place with a massive bow to one side, matching belt, bust 96cm, 38in, waist 71cm, 28in.
Low Estimate: £ 600
High Estimate: £ 900
Gorgeous. I want.
Pierre Balmain couture ombre brown chiffon cocktail dress
Early 1970s, unlabelled, the beige silk crepe under-dress with overlay of chiffon dyed in graduated tones, goffered pleats to the waist, with belt, bust 92cm, 36in, waist 72cm, 28in, (2)
Low Estimate: £ 100
High Estimate: £ 150
Gianni Versace tiger-beaded sheath
Circa 1994, couture labelled and size 40, the empire-line bodice adorned with strands of tiger-effect beading over tiger-printed silk, textural gold embroidery highlighted with topaz pastes and brilliants, with graduated black and gold beaded fringes, broad jewelled straps, the skirt a simple black silk jersey sheath, bust 86cm, 34in
Low Estimate: £ 2000
High Estimate: £ 3000
If I won this I'd hold a 90s theme party and go as Donatella Versace.