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Very Chic, Very Lilli Ann....Archived

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Very Chic, Very Lilli Ann....Archived

An unusual look in a Lilli Ann but SO GOOD! Matching sleeveless dress and coat with scarf collar, Italian knit wool. Sold in 2008.    Shop more coats on the website!

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Hulitar, Archived

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Hulitar, Archived

From the archives, and happily reunited with the family of Philip Hulitar (a wedding gift from Philip's daughter to her daughter/his granddaughter!). A stunning 1950s gown loaded with beads and crystals.      Shop evening gowns on the website here! 

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Helen 1, Archives

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Helen 1, Archives

Helen Bond Carruthers pretty much speaks for itself, no? Sold in 2006. One of two I had at the time, the other in yellow. Absolutely exquisitely made!   Helen Bond Carruthers (1894-1970) was a maker of high quality decorated cashmere sweaters. According to family history, the sweater business most likely was born after Carruthers bought a warehouse full of old shawls, and the sweaters were conceived as a way to use them. At first, Ms. Carruthers decorated the sweaters herself, using purchased sweaters and carefully cut-out pieces of embroidery from the shawls. The success of her venture led her to...

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Happy Birthday to Bob Mackie!

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Its Bob's Birthday! Celebrate by taking a gander at the glam he has created over the years....        

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the man behind the new look

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Happy Birthday to the incomparable Christian Dior! Loads of gorgeous examples of his work over on our Facebook page, stop by to chat and share!              

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