AUTHENTIC VINTAGE BELTS & BUCKLES

Woven Metal Belt

 

 

Decorative c. 1970s woven gold metal thread buckle and belt.

 

Description

This is a beautiful c. 1970s woven gold metal thread belt with metal disk buckle. The artisanal belt features a round metal disk buckle covered with woven patinised gold metal threads. The buckle is set on a smooth metal belt that is made of rows of metal wires woven in loops.

 

The design closes with a hook attached to the buckle's back and can be worn as a hip or waist belt and styled in different ways. It fits for a variety of sizes.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Width: 5 cm – 2"

Length: 84,5 cm – 33.3" (including buckle)

Buckle Diameter: 7,5 cm – 2.95"

Weight: 240 g

 

The waist or hip size extends up to 84 cm – 33.1" maximum.

228,00 €
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Metal Belt "Leaves"

 

 

Alluring c. 1970s woven metal thread belt with leaf design buckle.

 

Description

This is a unique artisan woven metal belt with leaf design buckle that can be worn as a very cool long necklace too (see picture 6).

 

The alluring artisanal belt features a double ivy or maple leaf buckle in patinized bronze metal symbolizing either fidelity and eternity (ivy leaf) or unity, tolerance and peace (maple leaf). The buckle is set on a smooth woven bronze metal thread belt.

The beautiful design closes with two hooks and can be worn as a hip or waist belt (or as a necklace) and styled in different ways. It fits for a variety of sizes.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Width: 3 cm – 1.2"

Length: 92 cm – 36.2" (including buckle)

Buckle Length: 13,5 cm – 5.31" (both leaves; longest measurement)

Buckle Height: 7 cm – 2.75" (highest part)

Weight: 152 g

 

The waist or hip size extends up to 91 cm – 35.8" maximum.

248,00 €
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AZZEDINE ALAÏA Belt

 

 

Sleek Spring 1985 runway smooth leather waist belt by Azzedine ALAÏA.

 

Description

"My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion." Azzedine Alaïa

 

It is always a pleasure to be able to document a piece coming into the shop. And I am absolutely delighted to show you the blue version of this belt worn on the Spring 1985 runway (see last picture).

 

Crafted in France from smooth taupe leather, this rare Spring 1985 AZZEDINE ALAÏA PARIS belt is designed with a wide strap that elegantly wraps around the waist. It features a beautiful tonal taupe stitching and a brass stud detailing on both sides. Brass buckle and loop closure, backed in butter soft darker brown suede and stamped on the back "AZZEDINE ALAÏA PARIS, Made in France". Marked a size 75.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition with only minimal signs of wear.

 

Size & Fit

Width: 6 cm – 2.4"

Length: 88 cm – 34.6"

Holes from: 69 to 79 cm – 27.2" to 31.1"

 

Estimated size: S

 

Reference Photo: Model on the Azzedine Alaïa Spring 1985 Runway.

648,00 €
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GUCCI Belt

 

 

Stunning c. 1970s Gucci belt with double horse head buckle.

 

Description

This c. 1970s Gucci belt features a sculptural double horse head bronze buckle and the original dark brown smooth leather belt with belt loop. Made in Italy this rare piece has just the right amount of patina to the metal and is exquisitely crafted. The belt has a dark brown smooth leather interior and a peg-in-hole closure. It is marked "Made in Italy by Gucci", size "75-30". The belt buckle is stamped "Gucci Italy".

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent condition with no missing stitch, cracks or fading. Looks like it has been worn very little.

 

Size & Fit

Width: 2,4 cm – 0.9"

Length: 92 cm – 36.2" (including buckle)

Holes from: 71 cm to 80 cm – 28" to 31.5"

 

Estimated size: S

 

Reference Photo: Model Veruschka von Lehndorff wearing Gucci in Rome. Photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue, April 1971.

748,00 €
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AZZEDINE ALAÏA Belt

 

 

Film documented and museum held Fall-Winter 1984/1985 sophisticated wide waist belt by Azzedine ALAÏA.

 

Description

"My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion." Azzedine Alaïa

 

It is always a pleasure to be able to document a piece coming into the shop. And I am absolutely delighted to show you the version of this belt worn by none other than actress Grace Jones in the James Bond film "A View To A Kill" in 1985 (see last picture). Her ensemble was a result of a collaboration between Grace's friend, Azzedine Alaïa and costume designer Emma Porteous. Please inquire for a short film clip which will give you an idea of how spectacular this belt is once on the body.

In addition to it a twin of this belt is part of the permanent collection of The Met Museum.

 

Crafted in France from smooth black leather, this rare Fall-Winter 1984/1985 AZZEDINE ALAÏA PARIS belt is designed with a wide strap with tonal black stitching that elegantly wraps around the waist. Fold over hidden peg-in-hole closure, backed in butter soft leather and stamped on the back "AZZEDINE ALAÏA PARIS, Made in France". Marked a size 75.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition with only minimal signs of wear.

 

Size & Fit

Width: 7 cm – 2.8"

Length: 91 cm – 35.8"

Holes from: 72,5 to 77,5 cm – 28.5" to 30.5"

 

Estimated size: S

 

Reference Photo: Grace Jones in "A View To A Kill" wearing the same belt, 1985.

788,00 €
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ROBERTA DI CAMERINO Belt

 

 

Fabulous 1970s Roberta di Camerino silver logo pendant chain link belt.

 

Description

A stunning silver metal signature Roberta di Camerino "R" charm pendant link belt with hook closure. A very versatile design as it may be worn in three different ways: as a belt (at waist or hip), a necklace or as a shoulder strap of a clutch bag (see last picture). Adjustable length!

 

Designer

The house of Roberta di Camerino was founded by Giuliana Coen Camerino (1920-2002) in 1945 in Venice, Italy. The company's name is a combination of the name Roberta, taken from Giuliana Camerino's favourite song "Smoke gets in your eyes" and Camerino, her husband's surname. Giuliana Camerino was one of the first designers who created the idea of an easily recognizable status handbag. The neo-baroque style bags were produced of "Soprarizzo" velvet – originally used for furnishings – in the most beautiful and unusual colour combinations and clasps and studs created by the craftsmen of brass ornaments for gondolas. The result were truly revolutionary and unique bags. Already in 1956 Giuliana received the prestigious Neiman Marcus "Oscar of Fashion" Award. Her creations were loved by celebrities and royals all over the world, such as Grace Kelly, Elsa Maxwell, Princess Paola of Liegi and Isabella Rossellini.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Fits a variety of sizes depending on worn at waist or hip.

 

Full length: 94 cm – 37" (97 cm – 38.2" including the last charm)

Logo charms height: 2,5 cm – 1"

Weight: 154 g

248,00 €
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MCM 'Relief Noir' Belt

 

 

Luxurious monogram belt by MCM from the 1980s.

 

Description

This 1980s MCM waist belt dates from that period when the company still belonged to its founder Michael Cromer. The black design is crafted from the brand’s signature logo-printed material, called Visetos – a coated canvas. It is set off with the iconic gold-plated MCM lettering and laurel metal buckle and lined in black leather. The embossed size on the inside reads "70".

 

Designer

MCM (Modern Creation Munich) was founded by Michael Cromer in Munich, Germany, in 1976. With a hint of Louis Vuitton about its repetitive patterns, the bags were very popular in the 1980s, when Diana Ross used its suitcases on tour (see picture). They represented the 1980s zeitgeist of bold luxury. After experiencing company hardships in the 1990s, the brand came back on the fashion scene a few years ago and has since then been a label the celebrities can not get enough of. 

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition with slight wear (fading and scratches) to the gold-plated buckle.

 

Size & Fit

Length: 82,5 cm – 32.5" (including buckle)

75 cm – 29.5" (without buckle)

Width: 2,5 cm – 1"

Holes from 66 to 75 cm – 26" to 29.5"

 

Estimated size: S

 

Reference Photos: Singer Diana Ross with MCM suitcase. / Sammy Davis Jr. with his wife Altovise Davis with MCM bag. / Cindy Crawford posing for MCM, 1996.

168,00 €
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LÉONARD PARIS Belt

 

 

Striking Léonard Paris signature floral print belt from the 1980s.

 

Description

This Léonard Paris 1980s waist belt is made of silk covered off-white leather and features one of Léonard's vibrant signature floral prints in lilac, yellow, blue and green against an off-white background. It fastens at the front with an elegant silk covered rectangular leather slide buckle that carries on the print. The designer's signature "LEONARD" can be found throughout the print.

 

Suitable for a range of sizes due to the wearer being able to tighten according to fit. Fully extended, the belt measures 33.3 inches (without buckle) but will fit no larger than a 32 inch waist when closed.

 

Designer

Léonard was founded when Jacques Léonard asked Daniel Tribouillard in 1958 to join the company as the designer of a new business, Léonard Fashion. In 1968, Tribouillard presented his first collection of printed silk jersey dresses with a slogan emphasizing the lightness of the fabric: "The Léonard Dress: 150g of happiness". Only a few years later, the House began to produce silk scarves, ties, belts and perfumes. Léonard is known for their vibrant coloured floral prints.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition. Minimal signs of wear to the off-white edging of the buckle. Mentioned for accuracy only. Two tiny spots on the inside leather. Not visible when worn.

 

Size & Fit

Length: 86,5 cm – 34.1" (including buckle)

84,5 cm – 33.3" (without buckle)

Width: 4,8 cm – 1.9"

 

Estimated size: S to M

Up to a 81 cm – 32" waist

 

Reference photos: Léonard Paris, S-S 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection.

298,00 €
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ROBERTA DI CAMERINO Belt

 

 

Stunning trompe l'oeil velvet belt by Roberta di Camerino from the 1970s.

 

Description

This extremely rare and collectible 1970s Roberta di Camerino trompe l'oeil waist belt is made from plush velvet and features the iconic belt illusion print in Roberta di Camerino's signature colouring of moss-green, raspberry-red and navy blue. Beautifully elaborate gilt-metal buckle, belt end and belt loops. The design has four holes, is lined in black leather and gold foil stamped “MADE IN ITALY BY "ROBERTA“ DI CAMERINO LEATHER-LINED".

 

As Giuliana Coen Camerino once said: "Velvet fascinated me, because of its vibrant colours. Night blue, deep red, bottle green. They matched perfectly. I spent hours and hours searching for the best way to make this brand new fabric work."

 

Designer

The house of Roberta di Camerino was founded by Giuliana Coen Camerino (1920-2002) in 1945 in Venice, Italy. The company's name is a combination of the name Roberta, taken from Giuliana Camerino's favourite song "Smoke gets in your eyes" and Camerino, her husband's surname. Giuliana Camerino was one of the first designers who created the idea of an easily recognizable status handbag. The neo-baroque style bags were produced of "Soprarizzo" velvet – originally used for furnishings – in the most beautiful and unusual colour combinations and clasps and studs created by the craftsmen of brass ornaments for gondolas. The result were truly revolutionary and unique bags. Already in 1956 Giuliana received the prestigious Neiman Marcus "Oscar of Fashion" Award. Her creations were loved by celebrities and royals all over the world, such as Grace Kelly, Elsa Maxwell, Princess Paola of Liegi and Isabella Rossellini.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition. Very slight wear to velvet. Only noticeable in certain light. The slightest wear to gold on hardware. Not noticeable. Only mentioned for accuracy.

 

 

Size & Fit

Total Length: 87 cm – 34.3"

Width: 3,5 cm – 1.4"

Holes from 66 to 76 cm – 26" to 29.9"

448,00 €
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YVES SAINT LAURENT Belt

 

 

Classic Yves Saint Laurent black suede belt with YSL logo detailing from the 1990s.

 

Description

This Yves Saint Laurent curved style black suede waist belt features a suede covered buckle with gold tone accents and the gold tone YSL logo at the end of the belt. It is lined in black leather and stamped inside "Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, Made in France". The size reads 75/30.

 

Designer

Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 he opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition. Minor wear to the last hole.

 

Size & Fit

Tagged size: 75 (EU)

Total Length: 89 cm – 35"

Width: 4,5 cm – 1.8"

Holes from 71 to 79 cm – 28" to 31.1"

 

Estimated Size: S

238,00 €
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Belt Buckle "Deer"

 

 

Lovely belt buckle from the 1970s.

 

Description

This heavy and solid oval-shaped belt buckle is made from silver-toned metal. The buckle features an enamel design of deer in the mountains with turquoise sky, brown mountains and green firs and grass. The back has fine engraving details and a loop and hook. An engraved number (serial number?) reads "8543". The buckle will hold up to a 4 cm - 1.6" wide snap belt.

The belt shown in the picture is not included.

 

Condition

This belt buckle is in excellent vintage condition with few patina.

 

Measurements

Height: 6 cm - 2,4"

Width: 9 cm - 3.5"

78,00 €
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GIANNI VERSACE Belt

 

 

Unusual and rare waist belt by Gianni Versace from the 1980s.

 

Description

Heavy silver-tone embellished mesh belt with white crystal rhinestones and off-white smooth leather ends. The belt features a pushpin fastening and is marked "Gianni Versace" and size "75" inside the belt. A small adhesive label inside the belt reads "990.-". Probably the original price of 990.- Deutsche Mark.

 

Designer

Gianni Versace was born in 1946 in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, and began his fashion career working for his mother's dressmaking business. In 1972 Versace moved to Milan where he he finally launched his first own collection in 1978. Gianni Versace became one of the top fashion designers of the 1980s and '90s and was known for his glamorous, sexy and opulent style in vibrant colours. He died in 1997.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Length: 82,5 cm - 32.5"

Width: 6 cm - 2.4"

Weight: 250 g

Holes from 75,5 to 80 cm -

29.7" to 31.5"

428,00 €
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Snakeskin Pattern Belt

 

 

Classy snakeskin pattern leather belt from the 1980s.

 

Description

This wisp-thin belt is crafted from dark brown snakeskin pattern leather. It features a gold-toned rectangular loop and hook buckle with cut out details and a gold-toned chain and stirrup embellishment on both sides.

 

Condition

This belt is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Length: 90 cm - 35.4"

Width: 1,3 cm - 0.5"

Holes from 67 to 80 cm -

26.4" to 31.5"

128,00 €
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