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Monday, July 13, 2015

Vintage 1950s Sequin Gowns - Now available for Sale in our Shop, Vintage 201 on Etsy.com!

Stunning Rare Vintage 1950s Black Sequin Gown / 50s Fringe Cocktail Dress / Sequins and Seed Bead Column Gown over Rayon Crepe

Fabulous Vintage 1950s Floral Red Beads and Pink Iridescent Sequins / 50s Evening Gown Cocktail Dress / Beautiful bead work over Rayon Crepe

These two gowns are just incredibly made with all their bead work and the sequins!  I just LOVE both of these gowns.  I am addicted to sequins or just anything sparkly.  Plus the beads actually come alive while adding another dimension to the gowns.  

The black with fringes will move with you as you cascade through your evening and the Pink and Red gown has so much texture and layers of reflection from the sequins!  I just can not say enough great things about these two Fabulous Gowns! 

Check out our other Fabulous Vintage Clothing at Vintage 201 !  Thank you for reading!  Gina 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

La Mendola Silk Dress - Now Listed online by Vintage 201 on Etsy.com

Vintage 1970s La Mendola Silk Sheath Dress with Chiffon Overlay In Bold Colors / 70s Sleeveless Designer Dress Made in Roma, Italy

Excellent condition. 

It is just simply Gorgeous....Elegant silk that flows beautifully when in motion. Silk Sheath dress in black with a Silk Chiffon Floral overlay.Hook and eye attachment around the neck and a beautiful bow in the back of the neck. The sheath dress has a tie to hug your body around the empire waist so that the overlay flows just right.

About La Mendola: 
Mike La Mendola and Jack Savage were working together in Rome on a movie. They were both Americans that became partners in dressmaking and opened a retail store in Rome in the 1960. They worked out of the back of a hair salon until 1967 when they opened a shop at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome (Trinita' Del Monti, 16 ). There they had a celebrity clientele and held fashions shows. They created beautiful bright and bold Patterns that were very Italian and modern in beautiful silk. The shop has been closed for decades and La Mendola's Dress and Gowns are collectible and sought after today. 

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Vintage 201  Gina