Hence the schizophrenia of two recent aquisitions. These within 3 days of each other.
First: a really fine ca 1902ish black chiffon over silk 2 pc gown with velvet ribbon and wide panels of handmade lace. And a NYC dressmaker label, to boot. Now this plays into quality fabric, neat ornamentation, lots of fine technique and the late Victorian period. All very wonderful in my book.
Available soon @ http://pastperfectvintage.com
A very sleek and pared down 1960s Givenchy Couture silk dress in a yellow and pink floral. Beautifully made, lined in silk, hand set zipper. Also very wonderful.
available soon @ http://pastperfectvintage.com
Pretty much the antithesis of the Victorian dress, wouldn't you say? All they have in common is: Silk, good quality and lady's dress. And that they are both floor length.
How can I be equally pleased at finding and acquiring each of these? Note to self: must introduce left brain to right brain some day soon.