Friday, November 19, 2010


In my spare time I've been reading art books. Call me a nerd but if I'm not looking at clothing I'm looking at art antiques and rare books.
Since I'm just starting the chapter on Matisse this wonderful piece caught my eye.
Lot 1016  
Vivienne Westwood `Nostalgia of Mud' (Buffalo) collection printed cotton jersey toga dress,
Autumn-Winter, 1982-3, World's End labelled,
  cut shorter at the front and with long train-like panel printed in dark brown with Matisse inspired motifs
Much less expensive that a Matisse of course and just think of how great you'll look.

Kerry Taylor Auctions
London, UK
Tuesday Nov. 23
for a full catalog and information on bidding visit

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Perfect Man-TOM FORD

Every woman wants to find the perfect man- gorgeous, rich, a nice smile and of course who loves fashion. 
In my book Tom is one of the few perfect men out there and I was so excited to learn that he will be back on the fashion scene very soon.
Yesterday broke the news that Tom Ford will be returning to womens wear. You can read more about it in the December issue of US Vogue. 
And of course because this blog is about vintage I just had to share a blast from the not so distant past of one of my favorite Tom Ford pieces. I sold this navy blue velvet suit by  Tom Ford for Gucci last year. 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York owns the men's version of this in a gorgeous cherry red.
Fall Winter 1996-1997
Tom we missed you! Welcome back!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

And the Answer is...Oscar De La Renta

Oscar de la Renta 1989

The previous dress is part of the arhcives at The Museum at FIT, New York

Circa 1984

She's Like a Rainbow: Fashion & Textile History Gallery (Third Rotation)
November 11, 2006 – May 12, 2007

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This designer has dressed some of the most influential women in the world. He briefly worked for Elizabeth Arden and Balmain.  
Don't be green with envy is someone else knows the answer...
I'll post the answer in just a few days.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WHO OWNED THIS?-Provenance Counts

This beautiful piece caught my eye as I was looking through the archives of one of my favorite shows
This 19th centure cluster necklace without a provenance was valued at $800 but because it was given to the owners family by Mary Todd Lincoln the value jumps to $2,500-3,500. For a full transcript of the valuation go to the link above.

Monday, November 1, 2010

MUSEE CARNAVALET PARIS-Louis Vuitton Vintage Trunks Expo

For all of the Louis Vuitton fans out there the Musee Carnavelet, Paris has a great expo
on Louis Vuitton trunks.  
Oct. 13-Feb. 27
If you can't make it to Paris there is a short video and more information on the expo at 
I've found a great selection of Vuitton steamer trunks at which range from $6,000-$36,000.