Carnaby Street

Straight from the late-60's… one heck of a suit. Thick, cotton-backed suiting shows off a hypnotic herringbone stripe in brick, chocolate, forest-green and white. Pants are stright-leg, with a front zipper. Satin-lined. Couture quality. Store label is Saks Fifth Avenue. Maker label has been removed but golden "G" buttons give a hint. size : medium price : $310
  • 94 months ago Candysays »

    Amazing vibrant and fun vintage late 1960's day dress from the swingin' Carnaby Street era! Fab striking lime green polyester fabric, with short puff sleeves and seven white buttons to fasten all the way down the front of the frock. Curved bust darts and fabulous flamboyant super-wide collars in green and white striped cotton which also trims the front of the waist in wide panels! Flared a-line skirt. A fabulous frock for Twiggy-esque modette gals!

  • Fabulous Mod coat by the legendary Pendleton brand! Circa 1968. Perfect Mod / Carnaby Street! In near mint condition - even the extra buttons are included! Features: * Cranberry colored felted wool fabric * Military-styled epaulets on shoulders * Buttons down front * Sleek, styled, fitted shape * Mandarin collar (appears folded in photos but isn't!) * Fully lined in matching cranberry red satin * Front slash pockets

  • 100 months ago Swankvintage »

    I cant remember which doyenne said "B for Bill Gibb" & thereby gave him his minor signature, but one can read it in his long overdue & not long enough fashion bio, available on Amazon or Alibris or ABEBooks, preferably from a used bookdealer. However, I do know that this is one of the nicest examples incorporating that trademark that I have yet seen [dig those sleeves, dig that cut, dig that gathering, that trim]--& oh, how I wish it were not eight hundred bucks. For one whose blood runs richer than does mine, sadly.

  • 100 months ago Iht »

    The International Herald Tribune here [hosting this slideshow] considers Mr Gibb [RIP, like @least half of half of anyone who was anyone interesting before anyone really knew about--] a Forgotten Hero. Not hardly. He's my favorite, anyway & has been for years. I only wish I were old enough to have at least seen, if not been able to afford, his stuff--when. Long time gone now. PS. These are good, there are better. I'll keep looking.

  • 101 months ago »

    I am more a Bill Gibb sorta person, or Mr Freedom but this is such a stunner I thought I would share it w/ the everlovin world. & even in this economy, ya cant beat the price. Total knock out. Had it a whole lotta cling, I'da bought it myself. Ah well.

  • 116 months ago »

    Empire Mod Dress by Geoffrey Beene circa 1968. Wonderfully fun and romantic Mod dress from Cleo award-winning designer Geoffrey Beene In excellent condition! Please note: spots on photos are on CAMERA LENS ONLY! See Our Condition Chart Features: * Heavy, luxurious black velvet fabric * High neck and high Empire waist coupled with short mini length lend a lightheartedness that deeply complements the victorian grandiosity of the black velvet and lace * Embroidered white netted lace sleeves, softly belled - embroidery is a pattern of tulips! * Black satin lining around collar, sleeves, and waistline * Full, soft inner lining * Zips and snaps up back This is an absolutely stunning dress - extremely wearable for a variety of occasions!

  • 117 months ago Vintage-a-peel »

    Superb knitted ensemble by Bill Gibb (with the pattern, as ever, designed by Kaffe Fassett) in a luscious burnt orange with a very wintry pattern. Gibb was famed for his knitted sets, but a really amazing and wearable piece is a lot rarer and I personally think this is one of the best. The proportions are well balanced, the cardigan is given an 'edge' with the ties which tie the sides and down the front. I also love the pleated vent in the back, which is perfectly aligned to the pattern. Fairly freesize due to the style - tagged as a 'Medium' and I would say this was about right. Top measures 46" flat across the bust, length is 28", skirt length is 30", and the elasticated waist on the skirt goes up to 34". Label: Bill Gibb / Colour: orange with pattern / Fabric: pure new wool Condition: Excellent / Flaws: Has been gently cleaned. Sold as vintage. £245

  • 120 months ago »

    Fabulous vintage magazine clutch purse featuring the cover of "Linea Italiana" magazine. Cover features ALTA MODA (Italian for 'High Fashion'): Valentino, Mila Schoen, Lancetti, Balestra, Sarli, Andre Laug, Galitzine, Centinaro, Barocco, Biki, Tita Rossi. In excellent condition with just a slight 1-2mm warp to outer edges when closed. Looks unused! This is the nicest example of a vintage magazine clutch purse we've seen! Features: * Plastic or lucite composition with paper cover * Snaps closed with white vinyl details * Inner purse is lined in black with small inner pocket Measures just under 12" long, 4.5" high.