At a glance. Truly. One of the largest collections I have ever seen. Held in a small climate and temperature controlled warehouse. Beware! photo heavy post!
Above : Heavily beaded Victorian Blouse and a Burgundy Silk 20s dress
Mutton Sleeve blouse, this thing had some heavy infrastructure ladies!
Red Embroidery 2 piece Tea Ensemble
1930s goodness by the row...
Beautiful details that you must really see up close
Lots of designer fashion beginning in the late 40s and early 50s
Below are the colorful dresses from James Galanos and a lace and leather piece from Oscar ( I think?).
A literal library of designers the likes of Gucci, Channel, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and others are alphabetized for your enjoyment.
Rows of Pucci in the rafters!
Oh, the shoes!
My Favorite dress above is the beaded Balanciaga with sea-foam underskirt. It was supposed to be in storage box already (just got back from a gallery in NYC) but the staff likes it so much they still have it out! Yeah : )
An impressive afternoon to say the least. I promise to make an appointment for anyone of you who come my way. If you have any general questions about the collection, I think I might have memorized every word from the tour. : )
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