AUTHENTIC VINTAGE TOPS

MOSCHINO Cheap & Chic Top

 

 

Witty Moschino Cheap and Chic "SIAMO ALLA FRUTTA!" embroidered top from the early 1990s.

 

Description

This is an early 1990s instantly recognizable Moschino Cheap and Chic top and a wearable collectors piece which captures the fun vibe that Moschino has always represented as a brand.

 

The sleek black top features a pale gold metallic thread embroidery spelling out "SIAMO ALLA FRUTTA!". It is an Italian idiomatic expression that means translated literally: "We are at the fruit". As fruits are served in last within an Italian meal, figuratively it wants to say that someone has reached the end of the line. Franco Moschino's early 1990s creations often expressed his personal concerns on political, sociological and environmental issues. In this case he may have hinted at the political crisis in Italy at that time.

 

The straight cut sleeveless design is unlined and slips over the head. It is made from a high quality rayon crepe and tagged a vintage IT 44, D 40, GB 12, USA 10.

 

Condition

This top is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 38 cm – 14.96"

Bust: 100 cm – 39.37" (under the arms from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 98 cm – 38.58"

Length: 53 cm – 20.86" (from neck to hem)

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Approximate Modern Size: M

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DOLCE & GABBANA Bustier

 

 

Rare and museum quality Dolce & Gabbana runway Fall/Winter 1993/94 corset bustier top.

 

Description

Corsets belong to the most iconic items the Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana is associated with. All the more, as we are talking about vintage versions from the years 1992 to 1994 when Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana initially began to add them regularly into their collections.

 

This incredibly beautiful and rare Dolce & Gabbana bustier top is well documented and to my delight, after some extensive research, I was able to date it to the "Orient Express" collection from Fall/Winter 1993. It was that September when Dolce & Gabbana exclusively designed 1,500 costumes for Madonna's 1993 World Tour "The Girlie Show", among them various corsets and bras.

 

Furthermore a twin of it was worn on the runway and versions of it were shot by Steven Meisel for the Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign of that fall 1993. I found also a CNN STYLE video sequence of the fashion show of that year showing a sister bustier of this one. Please send us a note if you would like to see it.

 

Like several other outstanding pieces that will be listed gradually, the bustier top comes direct from a German socialite and fashion collector so has not been on the market prior to this.

 

The romantic corset is reminiscent of the ones Marie Antoinette of France used to wear in the 18th century. It is made from two different rococo-style floral fabrics in shades of pale pink, light green, baby blue and cream with concave seaming and built in wired cups. The boned design is literally shaped to the female form and elaborately decorated with cream lace and ruby and beige velvet ribbons and lovely ruby velvet bows. Unlined but with finished interior seams. Gold metal zip closure on centre back. Labeled "DOLCE & GABBANA Made in Italy" and tagged a vintage size IT 42.

 

It is definitely an important and hard to find collectible that will only increase in value. Museum quality!

 

Condition

This bustier top is in excellent vintage condition. Worn once only.

 

Size & Fit

Bust: 86 cm – 33.85"

Waist: 70 cm – 27.55"

Length: 59 cm – 23.22" (longest part at the front) / 53 cm – 20.86" (measured at the back)

 

Measurements for bust and waist are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then DOUBLED.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent: S

 

Reference photos: Dolce & Gabbana F/W 1993/94 Runway Picture / Dolce & Gabbana Corset from the F/W 1993/94 "Orient Express" Collection courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana Timeline / Dolce & Gabbana Advertising Campaign Fall 1993: Natane Adcock and Michelle Hicks photographed by Steven Meisel.

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EMILIO PUCCI Shirt

 

Lovely Emilio Pucci floral print cotton voile blouse or tunic from the 1970s.

 

Description

This instantly recognizable Emilio Pucci cotton shirt top from the 1970s features a beautiful and delicate floral print in various shades of pastel pink and lilac on a white backdrop highlighted with more vivid pink blossoms here and there.

 

The long sleeved design is cut easy and straight with each side ending in a notch what gives it a tunic feel. Love the gathered pleats under the the shoulder panel. The front can be done all the way up for a more classic feel or left unbuttoned. Down the buttoned front (also inside) and each sleeve and along the hem and cuffs runs one of Pucci's fabulous signature contrasting borders. The top is made from a soft pure cotton voile that has a hint of transparency and is signed throughout with that famous "Emilio" signature. Unlined and hand finished. The label reads "EMILIO PUCCI FLORENCE – ITALY". Marked a size "8" (Vintage).

 

The classic straight cut will allow it to work on a range of sizes. This is an easy to wear top or tunic that can be used as a chic short beach cover up as well.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The top is not fitted as it might appear on some of the pictures but has a straight cut and is meant to be worn loose.

 

Condition

This top is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 40 cm – 15.74“ (seam to seam)

Bust: 110 cm – 43.3“

Waist: 110 cm – 43.3“

Sleeve Length: 59 cm – 23.22“

Length: 72 cm – 28.34“

 

Measurements for bust and waist are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then DOUBLED.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent:

XS up to M

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YVES SAINT LAURENT Blouse

 

 

Beautiful Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche silk blouse from the 1970s.

 

Description

This classic straight cut silk blouse by Yves Saint Laurent has an amazing tulipwood hue. A true 1970s version!

 

The loose fitting design has all the YSL signature touches – the slightly gathered shoulder and the pleated center front and back. The long lightly voluminous sleeves have buttoned cuffs. Love how the vertical flat pleat work that runs down the center hides the buttons. The top is made from a gorgeous light weight silk that feels stupendous on! Due to its cut it fits a variety of sizes.

 

The blouse is unlined and closes with hand set, taupe-hued mother-of-pearl buttons down the center front. It is labeled ”Saint Laurent rive gauche, Made in France, Paris" and marked a French vintage size 44.

 

Condition

This top is in excellent vintage condition. Few marks inside at the collar (see picture 9). Priced accordingly.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 38 cm – 15“ (seam to seam)

Bust: 110 cm – 43.3“

Waist: 110 cm – 43.3“

Sleeve Length: 58 cm – 22.8“

Length: 61 cm – 24“

 

Measurements for bust and waist are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then DOUBLED.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent:

S up to L

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EMILIO PUCCI Blouse & Scarf

 

 

Gorgeous signature floral print blouse and scarf set by Emilio Pucci from the 1970s.

 

Description

This rare 1970s vintage Emilio Pucci silk crepe blouse and scarf set is in an amazing colouring. Both pieces feature one of Pucci's signature rose prints in shades of pink on a lilac backdrop.

 

The lovely blouse is a straight cut design with a round neck and a tie that is built right into the neckline as an extension of the blouse, a yoke at the shoulders and back, two front pockets, long sleeves with soft gathered shoulders and buttoned cuffs and side slits. It closes down the front with fabric covered buttons and is signed "Emilio" throughout the print of the fabric and additionally "© Emilio Pucci" (see picture 10). The design is lined under the yoke with a plain lavender silk crepe, otherwise unlined and labeled "EMILIO PUCCI". Tagged a vintage size 10.

 

The corresponding silk crepe scarf features a variation of the blouse's rose print adding stylized trumpet flowers to the design and is surrounded by a light and bright pink border. Love the rose blossoms in the corners! It is super light weight and allows you to wear it for many purposes, as a scarf, a shawl, a top, a sarong (see pictures 13 to 15) or anything else you can dream up style wise. The design is signed "Emilio" throughout the print of the fabric and additionally "© Emilio Pucci" (see picture 18). The edges are hand rolled.

 

Condition

Blouse and scarf are in excellent vintage condition. One small pinhead mark on the blouse and one small stain on the scarf. Would not photo and nothing that detracts.

 

Size & Fit

Blouse

Shoulders: 39 cm – 15.4" (seam to seam)

Bust: 106 cm – 41.7" (from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 102 cm – 40.2"

Sleeve length: 56 cm – 22"

Length: 58 cm – 22.8"

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent:

S to M

 

Scarf 90 x 83 cm – 35.4" x 32.7"

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SILVER PIANO Blouse

 

 

Smart Silver Piano monogram print blouse from the 1970s.

 

Description

This 1970’s Silver Piano black jersey blouse has an eye-catching stylized 'SP' white monogram print. The design features a slightly fitted silhouette, a pointed collar, long buttoned sleeves, a chest patch pocket and a front button closure. Love the sleek border print along collar, button border and pocket and the monogram stitching at the pocket! The top is unlined and tagged a vintage size 40.

A true 1970s version and insanely comfortable once on!

 

Condition

This blouse is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 38 cm – 15"

Bust: 96 cm – 37.8"

Waist: 82 cm – 32.3"

Sleeve length: 60 cm – 23.6" (from shoulder seam to longest point)

Total length: 62 cm – 24.4"

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent: S

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YVES SAINT LAURENT Blouse

 

 

Very rare and collectible ostrich feather chiffon wrap blouse by Yves Saint Laurent, c. 1969.

 

Description

This is what I believe to be the ready-to-wear Rive Gauche version of Yves Saint Laurent's iconic and scandalous Autumn/Winter 1968/1969 Haute Couture "Cigaline" blouse. A wonderful sheer black chiffon wrap blouse with an opulent ostrich feather collar.

 

""Nothing is more beautiful than a naked body", once said Yves Saint Laurent and made the female chest visible with his first sheer look... The nude look was born. In 1968, Saint Laurent designed the most emblematic example of this: a completely transparent chiffon dress with a belt made of ostrich feathers." (see picture 15) – Courtesy of Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

 

I am happy to have found documentation of the sister blouse with a Vogue editorial shot from 1969 (see picture 14).

 

This beyond beautiful wrap blouse is made from sheer black chiffon and shows a lush collar all over with hand dyed jet black ostrich feathers that are handset. The design has three-quarter-length balloon sleeves with elastic cuffs. The long ties can be wrapped around your waist in different ways. At both ends of the feather collar two satin ribbons are fixed that are beautifully embellished with black rhinestone-decorated beads and ostrich feather tassels. They allow you to close the collar as high as you wish and show as much skin as you dare.

 

The blouse feels like next to nothing on and the black is just amazing! This is a very rare and special piece. A notice-me evening look when worn with a black lace bra (and simple black top if you wish so) and paired with sleek skinny black trousers.

 

It is labelled "SAINT LAURENT rive gauche PARIS MADE IN FRANCE" and tagged a French vintage size 40. The wrap style will allow it to be worn on a range of sizes.

 

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 blouse is in excellent vintage condition. No signs of shedding.

 

Size & Fit

Dropped Shoulders: 60 cm – 23.6" (from seam to seam)

Bust: 90 cm – 35.4" (from side seam to side seam)

Waist: circa 72 cm – 28.3"

Sleeves from dropped shoulder seam: 30 cm – 11.8"

Total length: 57 cm – 22.4" (not tied)

Collar width including feathers: up to 30 cm – 11.8"

Tie length each: 155 cm – 61"

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent:

S & M

 

Reference Photos: Model wearing an Yves Saint Laurent evening look with "Cigaline" chiffon shirt detailed with ostrich feathers, Vogue 1969  / Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain for Yves Saint Laurent A-W 1968 haute couture collection photographed by Peter Caine / Saint Laurent advertising 2015

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MOSCHINO COUTURE Top

 

 

Stunning Moschino Couture top from his "In Love We Trust" collection 1989.

 

Description

Early Moschino pieces designed by Franco Moschino himself – often referred to as Italian fashion's "enfant terrible" – within the short period when he launched the House of Moschino in 1983 until he passed away in 1994 are sought after and highly collectible.This treasure, like several others that will be listed gradually comes direct from a German socialite and fashion collector so has not been on the market prior to this.

 

This exceptional and rare to find vintage Moschino Couture top is part of Franco Moschino's coveted "In Love We Trust" collection from 1989. The cow design appeared in his 1985 collection for the first time (see reference photos). It is a wearable collectors piece which captures the fun vibe that Moschino has always represented as a brand. Versions of this piece are held at various fashion museums.

 

The cream top features a gold metallic thread embroidery spelling out MOSCHINO COUTURE IN LOVE WE TRUST in a circle surrounding an embroidered speckled cow in black and gold with a bow in the national colors of Italy tied at one of its horns. The straight cut sleeveless design is unlined and closes with a rear zip and a hook and eye at the neck. It is tagged a vintage IT 44, D 40, GB 12, USA 10.

 

Condition

This top is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 40 cm – 15.7"

Bust: 98 cm – 38.6" (under the arms from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 98 cm – 38.6"

Length: 52 cm – 20.5" (from neck to hem)

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Approximate Modern Size:

Up to M

 

Reference Photos: Pat Cleveland for Moschino's 30th Anniversary Fashion Show, S/S 2014, Cow Dress from F/W 1985 Collection.

Advertising Campaign F/W 1985.

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Sequined Tunic Top

 

 

Stunning sequined tunic top from the 1980s.

 

Description

This top is fully embellished with black, bilious green and bright red sequins. It features a floral pattern, a scalloped hem with leaf motifs, a round neckline, short sleeves and is fully lined. The top has slightly padded shoulders and fastens in the neck with one hook and eye forming a lovely keyhole detail. Should be worn loose.

 

Condition

This top is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 40 cm - 15.7"

Bust: 78 cm - 30.7"

Waist: 98 cm - 38.6"

Length: 59 cm - 23.2"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Corresponding Modern Size:

Germany 36 / UK 10 / USA 6

148,00 €
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YVES SAINT LAURENT Top

 

 

Charming Yves Saint Laurent knit top from the 1980s.

 

Description

This fitted openwork jumper is knitted from a cinnamon-colored viscose thread. It features short sleeves and is unlined with no closure (pulls on over the head). This top has the added provenance of coming directly from a lady that worked for the YSL shop in Munich so has not been on the market prior to this. The label reads "Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Paris, Made in France". It is tagged a French size 44 but runs smaller.

 

Please click to read the Museum at FIT article "Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche Revolution" by Emma McClendon to get more insight in YSL's ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche.

 

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 sweater is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 38 cm – 15" (seam to seam)

Bust: 82 cm – 32.3" (not stretched)

Waist: 79 cm – 31.1" (not stretched)

Sleeve length: 24 cm – 9.4"

Length: 52 cm – 20.5"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Approximate Modern Size: S-M

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ESCADA Silk Blouse

 

 

Amazing documented animal and gem print silk blouse by Escada from 1991.

 

Description

This documented 1991 loose-fitting signature Escada light gold blouse is made from shimmering soft silk and features a decorative animal and large gem print in orange hues, black and brown. It has long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, small shoulder pads (could be easily removed) and buttons up the front with metallic gold buttons – comes with spare button. The blouse is unlined, labeled "Escada by Margaretha Ley" and tagged a German vintage size 42.

 

Designer

Escada was founded by Margaretha Ley and her husband Wolfgang in Munich, Germany, 1976. Being a skilled dressmaker, Margaretha Ley was responsible for the creative part of the company. "She possessed a confident sense of style, a designer's flair, a perfectionist's drive and an eye for colours, patterns and top-quality materials. This was perfect in the 1980s, when the radiant and the glittering, the decorative and the striking were in as much demand as visible luxury. Escada celebrated triumph after triumph and was recognized … as a top brand" throughout the world (Escada – The Eccentric Racehorse, German Fashion Design, Distanz Verlag, Berlin).

Margaretha Ley died in 1992. After her death Escada has interpreted its brand values in a new updated way.

 

Condition

This blouse is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 54 cm – 21.3" (seam to seam)

Bust: 116 cm – 45.7"

Waist: 110 cm – 43.3"

Hips: 108 cm – 42.5"

Sleeve length: 59 cm – 23.2"

Length: 70 cm – 27.6"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.

 

Corresponding Modern Sizes:

Germany 38-40 / UK 12-14 /

USA 8-10

 

Reference photo: Escada advertising campaign 1991 featuring the same blouse.

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EMILIO PUCCI Silk Top

 

 

Fabulous signature print top by Emilio Pucci from the 1960s.

 

Description

This silk jersey top features a classic Pucci geometric print in different shades of blue, white, gray and black. The top shows a round neck, long narrow sleeves and a 32 cm - 12.6" rear concealed zip fastening. It is signed "Emilio" throughout.

 

Designer

Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento was born in Naples, Italy in 1914. He opened his first boutique "La Canzone del Mare" (The song of the Sea) on the island of Capri in 1949. By the 1960s his signature look reigned as the ultimate status symbol for the decade and women like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Jacqueline Kennedy were seen in Pucci clothes. Pucci is known for his swirling, vivid prints and geometric patterns in bold psychedelic colours, espacially in silk knit and cotton velvet. His prints are signed "Emilio", rather than "Pucci". Emilio Pucci died in 1992.

 

Condition

This top is in excellent vintage condition. Few atomic spots at the lower front and slight perspiration staining - not visible when worn. Priced accordingly.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 35,5 cm - 14"

Bust: 80 cm (unstretched) - 31.5"

Waist: 70 cm (unstretched) - 27.6"

Length: 64 cm - 25.2"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Corresponding Modern Sizes:

Germany 34-36 / UK 8-10 /

USA 4-6

388,00 €
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NINA RICCI Blouse

 

 

Sophisticated devoré blouse by Nina Ricci Haute Boutique from the early 1970s.

 

Description

This sheer black blouse features a tone on tone geometric and partially metallic devoré effect, a round neck, long sleeves with cuffs and a loose fit. It is made from a silk-blend fabric and shows the "Nina Ricci Haute Boutique Paris" label and the care tag.

 

Designer

Nina Ricci was founded by Italian-born Maria Nielli (1883-1970) who moved to France in her early teens. She started to work as a dressmaker's apprentice and went on to design for various fashion houses. In 1904 Nielli married jeweler Luigi Ricci. It was not until she was almost 50 that Nina Ricci set up the house of Ricci in Paris in 1932, supported by her son Robert. She did her designing directly on the mannequin to ensure they would have the right shape upon completion. Nina Ricci's creations became known for her elegant, sophisticated and classic style and her high standard of workmanship.

 

Condition

This blouse is in excellent vintage condition. Hardly ever worn.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 47 cm - 18.5"

Bust: 100 cm - 39.4"

Waist: 100 cm - 39.4"

Length: 58 cm - 22.8"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Corresponding Modern Sizes:

Germany 34-36 / UK 8-10 /

USA 4-6

378,00 €
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