AUTHENTIC VINTAGE TOPS

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.

748,00 €
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LOUIS FÉRAUD Blouse

 

 

Lovely polka dot silk blouse by Louis Féraud from the 1980s.

 

Description

This is a wonderful 1980s semi-transparent polka dot silk blouse by Louis Féraud. It is made from alternating high quality silk satin and silk chiffon in a cream hue with black polka dots. The blouse features a high neck with a tie that is built right into the neckline as an extension of the blouse, a yoke at the shoulders and back and long sleeves with soft gathered shoulders and buttoned cuffs. The tie makes it so versatile - you can tie as shown or any other way that you can imagine. The blouse closes down the front with black hemispherical buttons that take up the polka dot pattern. It is unlined and tagged a German size 38. The label reads "Louis Féraud, Paris, Made in W-Germany".

 

Designer

Louis Féraud opened his first boutique in the 1950s in Cannes. There he met Brigitte Bardot and after she wore one of his dresses in public, it started a run of Féraud. Later he moved to Paris where he opened a boutique in 1956. Louis Féraud belongs to the group of couturiers that are still influencing French fashion today.

 

Condition

This blouse is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 38 cm – 15" (seam to seam)

Bust: 110 cm – 43.3" (from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 104 cm – 41"

Hips: 104 cm – 41"

Sleeve length: 58 cm – 22.8"

Length: 60 cm – 23.6"

 

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

 

Approximate Modern Size: S-M

218,00 €
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ERREUNO Blouse

 

 

Sophisticated cream silk blouse with French cuffs by Erreuno probably from the 1990s.

 

Description

This is an elegant sleek vintage silk blouse by Italian luxury fashion brand Erreuno in a cream hue. The top is loose fitting and features a double-layered pointed high stand collar, a drop shoulder and long sleeves with deep French cuffs with matching cuff links. It can be worn with any kind of cuff links you wish. The blouse is unlined with an invisible zip opening at the back and tagged an Italian size 42. The label reads "Erreuno, Made in Italy, Milano".

 

Designer

Erreuno was founded by Ermanno and Graziella Ronchi in Milan in 1971. The ready-to-wear house was known for elegant sophisticated womenswear. Several well-known designers have worked for Erreuno over the years, among them Giorgio Armani.

 

Condition

This blouse is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 46 cm – 18.1" (drop shoulder, seam to seam)

Bust: 112 cm – 44.1" (from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 112 cm – 44.1"

Hips: 112 cm – 44.1"

Sleeve length: 63 cm – 24.8" (from shoulder seam to end of cuff)

Length: 71 cm – 28"

 

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

 

Approximate Modern Size: S-M

198,00 €
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YVES SAINT LAURENT Blouse

 

 

Unusual ruffled sailor collar silk blouse by Yves Saint Laurent from the 1970s.

 

Description

This beautiful 1970s Yves Saint Laurent blouse is made from tangerine silk and has a ruffled sailor collar and a tuxedo style detail through the panels of fabric that run down the front. The long sleeves feature the YSL signature slightly gathered shoulders and ruffled cuffs. The matching sash / tie makes it so versatile - you can tie as shown or as a waist belt. This blouse 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. It is unlined and labeled "Saint Laurent rive gauche, Paris, Made in France".

 

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. The very slightest discoloration under the arms - does not photo and is only visible under close inspection.

 

Size & Fit

Blouse

Shoulders: 38 cm – 15" (seam to seam)

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

Waist: 98 cm – 38.6"

Hips: 99 cm – 39"

Sleeve length: 61 cm – 24"

Length: 61 cm – 24"

 

Sash / Tie

Width: 2,5 cm – 1"

Length: 2 m – 78.7"

 

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

 

Approximate Modern Size: S-M

 

Reference Photo: YSL S/S 1999 Runway Shot

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YVES SAINT LAURENT Blouse

 

 

Classic pussy-bow collar silk blouse by Yves Saint Laurent from the 1980s.

 

Description

This is a beautiful and classic straight cut silk blouse by Yves Saint Laurent in a cream hue. There are all the YSL signature touches - the slightly gathered shoulder and the high neck with its long tie (see picture 7) that is built right into the neckline as an extension of the blouse. The tie makes it so versatile - you can tie as shown or any other way that you can imagine. There is a pretty ruffled trim along the button placket that gives the top a romantic touch. The long slightly voluminous sleeves have buttoned cuffs. This blouse 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. It is unlined and tagged a size 38. The label is missing.

 

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. The very slightest yellowing under the arms - does not photo and is only visible under close inspection.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 36 cm – 14.2" (seam to seam)

Bust: 97 cm – 38.2" (from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 96 cm – 37.8"

Hips: 97 cm – 38.2"

Sleeve length: 66 cm – 26"

Length: 61 cm – 24"

 

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

 

Approximate Modern Size: S-M

 

Reference photo: YSL S/S 1999 Haute Couture Runway Collection & Helmut Newton in "Le Smoking", women's tuxedo by YSL in 1966.

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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

368,00 €
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ESCADA Silk Blouse

 

 

Amazing animal and gem print silk blouse by Escada from the 1980s.

 

Description

This loose-fitting light gold coloured 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 (that 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 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

248,00 €
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YVES SAINT LAURENT Blouse

 

 

Fabulous 1980s floral print cotton blouse by Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche.

 

Description

This floral patterned peasant style blouse in vibrant colours features a low cut scoop neckline and exaggerated half-length puff sleeves with buttoned cuffs. It is made from pure cotton poplin and has no zipper. The blouse 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. It is labeled "Saint Laurent rive gauche", tagged a French size 36 and comes with a spare button.

 

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 blouse is in excellent vintage condition. Seems unworn.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 39 cm – 15.4"

Bust: 86 cm – 33.9"

Waist: 89 cm - 35"

Length: 68 cm – 26.8"

 

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

 

Tagged Size: F 36

Approximate Modern Size:

Germany 34 / UK 8 / USA 4

368,00 €
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FERRAGAMO Silk Blouse

 

 

Delicate 1990s silk blouse by Salvatore Ferragamo.

 

Description

This multicolour blouse is made half and half from silk twill and sheer silk chiffon and features a floral print with wild animal motifs. It is collared and long sleeved with mother of pearl buttons. The buttons show the Salvatore Ferragamo Logo.

 

Designer

Salvatore Ferragamo was born in 1898 in Bonito, near Naples, Italy. He was one of the most influential footwear designers of the 20th century and became the "shoemaker to the stars". Ferragamo is known as the creator of the famous stiletto heels with metal reinforcements. He died in 1960 but his wife Wanda and their children have carried on the tradition and launched - among other things - a ready-to-wear line that is simple but luxurious. The list of stars who wore Ferragamo is a long one including Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Sophia Lauren, Lauren Bacall and Audrey Hepburn.

 

Condition

This blouse is in excellent vintage condition. One hardly visible pulled thread at the left arm (inner side).

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 42 cm – 16.5"

Bust: 98 cm – 38.6"

Waist: 86 cm – 33.8"

Length: 70 cm – 27.6"

 

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

 

Corresponding Modern Sizes:

Germany 38-40 / UK 12-14 / USA 8-10

318,00 €
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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

348,00 €
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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

138,00 €
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