Valentino Spring 2006 - "Standing apart from fake couture" October 20 2017, 0 Comments

Valentino Spring Summer 2006


From the S/S 2006 collection, our latest arrival is a Valentino yellow silk gown, as seen on the runway. For this collection Valentino was quoted as saying that his mission was to "stand apart from all the fake couture that has dominated the runways for the past few seasons". 


See the dress featured at 13:29


Vogue said of the collection, "Valentino rose to the challenge, upping his already haute luxe factor and sending out a spring collection that was fresher and lighter than it's looked in a long time". 


Preowned Valentino maxi dress for spring and summer

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I Dream of Ruffles. Vintage Editorial Featuring Jane Birkin & Charlotte Rampling, 1972 August 22 2016, 0 Comments

Ruffles are so incredibly fun and playful, and incidentally, very on-trend for both SS16 and upcoming AW16. This editorial, shot by the master, David Bailey for Vogue UK March 1st, 1972 shows just how glamorous and sophisticated they can be.


Featuring two glamorous ladies, Charlotte Rampling, an icon of the sixties and early 70s, known for her work in European arthouse films, and the stunning Jane Birkin, the woman who the infamous Hermés Birkin was named after. Both wearing incredible dresses by Chanel, Givenchy and Dior, this vintage editorial showcases perfectly how vintage ruffled dresses are timeless and dramatic. 


Vintage Chanel Polka Dot Organza Dress, Photo by David Bailey for Vogue March 1972


This incredible, polka dotted, frilled organza dress has an olive green sash and is by Chanel. Photo by David Bailey.


Vintage Bronze and White Givenchy dress, Photo by David Bailey for Vogue March 1972


A stunning 'bronzed brown' and white organza dress by  Givenchy. Photo by David Bailey.


Vintage Silk Dior Blouse with ruffles and matching silk crepe pants by Dior. Photo by David Bailey for Vogue - March 1972


Jane Birkin wears white georgette frilled top by Dior and silk crepe trousers, also by Dior. Photo by David Bailey


Vintage Christian Dior Frilled Dress by Marc Bohan. Photo by David Bailey for Vogue, March 1972.


'Vulnerable beauty in fragile frills from Dior'. Photo by David Bailey. 


'Mount Olympus' Comes to Zeus Vintage - Zandra Rhodes Suede Dress October 11 2015, 0 Comments


Earlier this week, an amazing dress, fit for a true bohemian goddess and designed by the iconic and eccentric designer Zandra Rhodes, hit the store! Named after the home of the Gods itself, this dress was part of a collection called 'Mount Olympus' c. Spring/ Summer 1983. 

In a thick silk noil which gives it the most amazing drape, this is an incredibly rare example of the couture bohemian luxe aesthetic that Zandra was known for. With a suede yoke that is perforated and screen printed with the statement 'Jungle Trail' border that was also featured in her earlier 'Medieval Collection'.   

This incredible vintage Zandra Rhodes dress is not only so very wearable but practical too! With two deep pockets to store whatever a woman with such exceptional taste wants to carry. If you are interested in finding out more about the 'Mount Olympus' collection then check out the Visual Arts Data Service's website and see some original sketches and other pieces in the collection here

Oh and of course, be sure to take a peek at the other Zandra Rhodes pieces we currently have in stock, including a 1980's printed velvet dress and a 1976 'Cactus & Cowboys' hand crafted frock.