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1960s Malcolm Starr Beaded Gown

Command the respect and the envy of the room in this beaded concoction from Malcolm Starr. A designer known for his most covetable beaded gowns such as this one. Here the tule sheath has been decorated in chevroned rows of gold lurex braid. Further accented with bugles and beads set on end for added dimension. Malcolm always sought to differentiate his pieces from the rest with specialized paillettes and findings. Here there are many unique beads you are sure to only find on a Starr. The fill between the bands is left primarily nude, scattered about with starburst flowers both large and small in gold and orange, with a tiny pearl defining the center of each.

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1970s Vintage Designer disco era Valentino Boutique fringed mini dress

Feel the love in this hot little number. From a truly risqué time comes this hot little crocheted dress from Valentino. A man not usually known for showing so much however we can see it's from him in the quality of the crochet and hand knotted fringe. This piece doesn't have to be as sexy as we've shown it. Layer it over a cami in any array of colors and wear it with jeans just for a cool day shopping and brunching.

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1980s Vintage Designer Patrick Kelly Satin Ensemble

Chic from a man known for spunk. We were shocked at discovering that this ensemble was from designer Patrick Kelly. Everyone knows his body-con dresses with buttons, bows and hearts. This skirt and blouse attest to a more sophisticated design sense which was lurking within him. The envelope top and asymmetrically pleated skirt have a Japanese designer influence. He stamped it with his own mark however with this gorgeous shade of green. The silk charmeuse feels so effortless on you might forget you're wearing anything at all.

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Classic 1970s Bill Blass evening gown

Mr. Blass's early years of sketching the stars of Hollywood in his schoolbooks is seen strong and present here in this knockout gown. A luxurious heavy weight silk chiffon cape is twisted and draped at the bust, allowing the gown to be worn both on and off the shoulders. The gown is built correctly. There is a full demi corset built into the bodice ensuring a beautiful shape. Fully lined in silk, cut straight, and slit up the back. One of the most beautiful gowns we've had here.

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Tom Ford for Gucci Silk Dress

Late 1990s minimalism with sex appeal is exactly how Tom Ford resurrected the house of Gucci into the mega brand it has grown to today. Here we have this silk dress which has stretch to it, revolutionary for its day. Tom has cut a clean and Halston inspired figure with one ruched detail spiraling around the dress. The ruching and the stretch are all that's needed to give this dress it's shape. Throw in a hot little asymmetrical slit in the back and this lovely lady is ready for a night out on the town.

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1950s Tina Lesser Strapless Indian Cotton Dress

Rare, Risqué and Rocking. Tina Lesser was known in her day for bringing back fabrics from her exotic journeys for her designs. Here she has used an Indian cotton, one of her favorite places to visit. Not only inspired by the fabric but also from the traditional dress of the sari. Here she has interpreted the sari into a cute classic 1950s strapless silhouette with a full almost circle skirt. The Indian reference is seen in the peekaboo midriff and attached shawl. The shawl is the most fun part. It can be worn over the shoulder as shown for added warmth or like a sari draped over you arm. The bodice is boned and well constructed keeping it in place even though it is strapless. The attached scarf is adorned with two adorable tassels for added interest and movement.

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