Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Three Stunning Art Deco Overpieces

I feel very fortunate (and a little poorer) to currently have these three pieces of handwork in my possession. I purchased a complete lot from the estate of a couture seamstress. Buttons, laces, notions trims and these three exquisite garments were among the contents.

To a vintage fabric addict like myself this was the ultimate high! I didn't even realize when I made the purchase just quite how exceptional these were. What strikes me is how relevant to contemporary fashion they are.

If you go to my Etsy shop (just click on my FoundVintageStyle Etsy mini... up and to the right>) you can see them being modeled by my elegant friend Gail. She is wearing a Nanette Lepore strapless black dress so all the detail shows beautifully against her skin. These pieces are simply timeless. They are so well designed; the shapes, the proportion, the fit on the shoulders... Top quality never is dated I suppose.

They may be priced on the high side but let's be real here. Who thinks too hard (before these economic times that is) about spending $150. - 200.00 on 'designer' jeans these days? The work in these garments is unbelievable. They are in excellent condition but had a few spots I wanted to mend. I had an even greater appreciation of the workmanship after I strained my eyes sewing black glass beads with black thread on black lace....

I hope all you textile lovers enjoy having a look!

8 comments:

Waterrose said...

oh they are definitely worth the price! I can't believe how stunning and what great condition they are in. I would have such a hard time parting with them. I hope they find lovely homes.

Grace@PoeticHome said...

There is nothing like the beauty of handwork. These are gorgeous!

greavesdesign said...

Thank you both! It means a lot to me to have them 'validated' by people with such fine taste and style...

tracey said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have just visited your etsy shop and added it to my favourites. These little lace handmade overpieces are gorgeous - well done for finding them! I like to collect what I call 'woman's work' and will photograph them soon and put them on my blog.

tracey said...

Thanks again for commenting on my blog - you are fabulous and I love your advice. The first three photos are of my lounge and the last is the anthropologie sofa I would like to copy. The sofa with the cushions is staying (sadly but I can't afford two new sofas) and the cushions will be divided between the two sofas. once again, thanks!!!!!

chelsea said...

These are so beautiful!!

Maide said...

Great, Great, Great Treasuries !!!!

I realy love what your show here :-)
I also collect antique laces, clothings and edwardian boots.
Cant stop buying ....the work from 1900-1930 are stunning.
I also have two blogs...if you want..just visit me.

Lovely regards from germany ...
i follow your blog now !

Maide

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