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The Belle of New Orleans:

Under Her Spell



Costume de Rigueur
Pink



Costume de Rigueur
Green




If Ever I Cease to Love



Forget Me Not



Hard Headed Woman



The Crystal Ball 
Green



Sweet Dreams Marilyn

Black & White



Bellissima Italian Style!!:

 Fiore Viola


 

Aquerello


Crashing Waves


Diamante


Marina


Piazza di Spagna


Violetta


Falling for Fellini 




Blue Diamond
Color variation of the Horsman, LTD 150th Anniversary doll



Boboli Gardens



Capri Holiday



Breakfast at Bergdorf's


From Italy With Love 




Toast of Manhattan:

TOAST OF THE TOWN

This spectacular strapless variation of  our "Toast of Manhattan"  gown is fashioned from crisp siik taffeta in a gorgeous shimmering sea blue. The lovely decolletage is highlighted by a striking necklace of gold with Swarovski crystal dangling beads.
Completing the stunning look are matching crystal earrings, ivory opera gloves, and gold metallic evening shoes.
Inspired by a 1955 version of Charles James' iconic "Tree" gown.  



FIFTH & 57TH
Because every lady deserves to don diamonds for breakfast...
We present our elegantly chic sheath, which features a distinctively curved neckline and "diamond buttons" down the back. Lined in pretty pale "Tiffany blue"  to prevent staining, this lovely black satin dress is finished by a complementing blue chiffon wrap and black cocktail shoes with a delicate bow at the back.
A matching suite of "diamond and pearl" jewels is the perfect touch to complete this iconic look. 
Inspired by a Givenchy design for Audrey Hepburn in the movie, "Breakfast At Tiffany's"


 

LA SIRENE
Evening Gown of ivory silk chiffon features a sculpturally pleated center with elaborately gathered side panels shirred into the seams.
Soft blue shimmering gloves, metallic silver shoes, a triple strand "diamond" bracelet and bold "diamond" earrings set off this dramatic look.
Charles James was known for variations of favorite gowns offered in different colors with subtle style changes throughout the years. Circa 1951-52.



RESERVATIONS AT 21
Sophisticated cocktail dress of iridescent silk taffeta features asymmetrical panels which end in a point at the center front hemline of the skirt. On each hip, a bow peeks out from underneath the structural panels. Asymmetrical shoulder straps are anchored by a Swarovski Crystal jewel centered on the bodice.
The dramatic low cut back make this stunner as fabulous leaving a room as it is entering.
Simple Swarovski crystal earrings and black "patent" leather shoes are the only accessories needed for this perfect silk confection.
Inspired by a Creators Studios "import adaptation" of a Velaquez design, circa 1957.




SACHET
Lovely as a delicate floral sachet is this flirty cocktail dress of ombre pink chiffon. The embroidered  tulle lace bodice of silver and pink is topped by a matching lace jacket.  Veiled by a sheer layer of graduating shades of pink, the silver mesh underskirt adds just a hint of textured sparkle.
A Swarovski crystal accented fan is the finishing touch for this elegant ensemble.
Other accessories include a petticoat,  "diamond" accented  gloves, a double strand of silver and pink crystals with earrings, and silver mules.  
Inspired by a Sophie Gimbel (AKA Sophie of Saks) design, circa 1950s.
Married to Adam Gimbel, Sophie was lead designer for the Salon Moderne at Saks 5th Avenue. 





SOPHISTICATED SHOPPER
Accentuated by black velvet banding, this soft tweed dress of winter white and blush pink is interwoven with pale gold metallic threads.
Paired with a black wool felt hat edged in velvet and black velvet shoes, this sophisticated frock is perfect for a big shopping day out!
Additional accessories include pearl earrings, gloves and a petticoat.  
Inspired by a Ben Zuckerman design, circa 1950's.
Specializing in suits and coats, Ben Zuckerman's  New York based company was a triple Coty Fashion Critics Award winner.


WINDOW STOPPING
Who could resist a bit of "window stopping" when catching the reflection of this vision in the store windows?  
The classically chic duo features a double breasted coat of purple taffeta over a lovely floral dress. The floral crepe, in varying shades of lavender, is repeated as lining of the coat. A detachable bow, visible from the outside of the coat, highlights the neckline of the pearl buttoned dress. Completing this graceful ensemble is a matching veiled hat and purple taffeta belt.
Additional accessories include a petticoat, crystal jewelry, black gloves and "patent leather" pumps.




MOLLIE
Red
This classic shirtwaist dress of tiny red and ivory houndstooth knit is accentuated by black braiding, buttons, belt and bow. An circle of diamonds, worn at the neckline, and "diamond" earrings are a surprise finishing touch. Additional accessories include a petticoat, black hat and shoes.
Inspired by a Mollie Parnis design, circa 1950s.
Mollie Parnis was a New York based designer who had a long association designing for many First Ladies.


HALCYON JUBILEE
Featuring a shirred waist and sleeves, this radiant rose gold silk evening gown shimmers with scattered Aurum gold Swarovski crystals.
Accessories include petticoat, gold crystal jewelry, rose gloves, and gold metallic shoes. 
Inspired by a Pauline Trigere gown designed for Bergdorf Goodman's 50th Anniversary and worn by actress Tallulah Bankhead for a gala event held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Circa 1951. 




COVER GIRL


FEMININE GRACE


HEIRESS


Salon Moderne


HOLIDAY ISSUE
Red/Green
Will include hat and fur muff not pictured
This festive red and green version of "Holiday Issue" has just the perfect hint of sparkle to be the star of your holiday season!
Finishing touches to this holiday favorite are a "fur" hat and muff, gold shoes, red gloves and beaded earrings.
Inspired by a Modes Royale design, circa 1950's.



SPECIAL EDITION
Featuring cuffs and collar in black velvet, this elegant coat of yellow tweed is glazed in gold.  
A matching velvet hat and black gloves are the perfect finishing touches to this front cover look.
Inspired by a Charles James Vogue cover, circa 1950's.




FALL PREVIEW
Black highlights shimmer across emerald green taffeta in this beautifully tailored cocktail suit with self covered buttons. Trimmed in black velvet, this stunning ensemble is topped by a matching cocktail hat set off with a dramatic black feather.

Finishing touches are black gloves, velvet shoes, and a  jet earrings.

Inspired by a 1950  Modes Royal design.







ARCHITECT OF FASHION
Created with three unique types of fabric, colors and textures are juxtaposed to play off of each other in this majestic ball gown -- and the architectural shaping of the dramatic skirt gives a first impression of a gown worn backwards.  The sumptuous black velvet bodice forms a deep V in the front, which is repeated in the shoulder straps and plunging "V" neckline in back. The back of the skirt features a softly draped black jersey train, while in the front, sculptural panels of red and bronze silk taffeta stand in elegant splendor.
Finishing touches include black opera gloves, velvet evening shoes, and garnet and gold crystal earrings and matching necklace.
Inspired by a 1946 Charles James design.



DEVOTED PATRON
A stunning variation of La Sirene, the striking color of this silk chiffon was created by subtly blending brilliant sunset shades of red, orange and deep pink.
Finishing touches include matching red evening gloves, "diamond jewelry", and gold shoes.





MUSE 
Black or Red


ENRAPTURED
This spectacular evening ensemble of purple and green iridescent taffeta will simply take your breath away!

Topped by a regal cape of alternating purple and green iridescent taffeta "ribbons", the matching strapless ballgown features a pair of curved gored panels in green that swirl from the back down to the center front hemline.  

Accessories include ivory opera gloves, "diamond" earrings, necklace and bracelet, and matching taffeta evening mules.

Inspired by the original Charles James "ribbon"  design (said to have been fashioned from a bolt of Victorian ribbons),  circa 1938.











FEMININE GRACE
Red or Ivory 
Gold chain necklace with jet bead accents and matching earrings are the perfect accent for the red and ivory versions of this sophisticated dress. Additional accessories include black velvet hat and shoes, with black gloves.




MISS CARNEGIE





CARNEGIE BLUE
Highlighted with delicate silver bows is this exquisite cocktail dress of French embroidered lace.
A fringed sash of frosted blue silk taffeta and matching silk "flower" lends elegance at the waist.  Edged in dainty silver trim, the high front neckline dips to reveal a bare back.
"Diamond" studded wrist gloves, earrings and silver metallic shoes are, quite simply, all that's needed to set off this beautiful look.
Inspired by a Hattie Carnegie design, circa 1944.



GAL ABOUT TOWN


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 Every Day's a Holiday:

ROMANTIC RENDEZVOUS
Romantic red chiffon dress with tiny white pin dots features an intricately pleated bodice and softly gathered balloon skirt of graduating length. Beautifully highlighted by a pearl and rhinestone jewelry suite, white gloves and heart accented shoes.
Circa 1950's.



A TISKET, A TASKET
Chic Easter ensemble pairs a sophisticated bubble coat and matching hat in a beautiful embossed lavender taffeta, with a coordinating yellow iridescent silk taffeta dress. Matching lavender pleating wraps around the back of the dress, finishing in a pretty bow. Accessories include jewelry, gloves, and yellow and lavender shoes. Coat inspired by a 1956 Lanvin design, dress Givenchy.



SILVER BELLE
Holiday evening ensemble consisting of an elegant gown of shimmering silver crinkled lurex topped by a sweeping opera coat in red taffeta. Completed by a feather and rhinestone hair accent, rhinestone jewelry, silver and red shoes and evening bag. 
Inspired by 1957 a Scassi design.

 

WAITING FOR SANTA
This cuddly flannel robe of Christmas scottie dog and dot motif, paired with candy stripe red or green pajamas is the perfect thing to wrap up in while waiting for Santa. Accessories include flannel hat and slippers.




SUPERSTITION
Orange silk shantung jacket with dramatic stand up collar and circular peplum tops a black silk strapless sheath dress. Jet beads and chartreuse green lining complete the look.  Accessories include black braid hat, gloves, belt, shoes, and jewelry.
Inspired by a 1951 Modes Royale pattern.



SPRING COLLECTION
Elegant ensemble in aqua or ivory consists of a fur cuffed coat of embroidered lace with touches of silver worn over a silk halter dress accented by matching lace appliques. Accessories include chiffon picture hat and bag, matching lace covered
shoes and pearl jewelry.
Inspired by a 1953 Pierre Balmain design.


BRILLIANT BOUQUET
Richly hued floral sheath dress in shades of purple and orange may be worn alone or topped by a matching pleated chiffon shawl. The shawl can be worn belted in front with the back draping loose or fully belted for a more fitted look. Accessories include purple hat, purple gloves, orange gloves and belt.
Inspired by a Jacques Fath design circa 1955.



ON THE PLAZA
Gene is "Kansas City chic" in this stunning suit of black and silver tweed. Jacket features decorative tabs and Swarovski crystal buttons. Accessories include a scarlet red wool hat with velvet trim, matching red gloves, jewelry and shoes.
Inspired by a Betty Rose design, circa 1950's.

Hairstyle by Kathy Johnson


AMERICAN BEAUTY
Sophisticated cocktail dress with sculpturally pleated skirt in seven layers of graduating lengths. A sparkling rhinestone buckle is the perfect touch. Accessories include black opera length gloves, shoes, and jewelry.
Inspired by a Roberto Capucci design, circa 1956.



CHARMING CONFECTION Pink
Sheer blush pink blouse of European organdy features a pin tucked bodice, pleated sleeves, and working pearl "buttons". Blouse is paired with an iridescent rose silk taffeta skirt tied with a plaid silk taffeta sash and finished with a blue rose. Includes pearl earrings and petticoat.
Inspired by a 1959 Vogue pattern.


DELICATE BLOOM White
White version of this delicate dress features a hand applied silk ribbon design in shades of pale green and lavender, accented with yellow centers. The beautiful floral design is complimented by an icy green silk waistband and petticoat. Accessories include pearl jewelry, white gloves and shoes. (Shoes may vary from those shown in photo).
Inspired by a 1950's Jaques Fath design.



DELICATE BLOOM Pink
Sheer blush pink dress of European organdy features a full skirt with an elaborate silk ribbon hand embroidered design, highlighted by a pink silk pleated waistband.  The delicate floral design is made up of 18 yds of silk ribbon for each dress. Accessories include petticoat, gloves, shoes and pearl jewelry. (Shoes may vary from those shown in photo).
Inspired by a 1950's Jaques Fath design.


JINXED
This hauntingly stylish cocktail dress features a structurally impressive pointed bodice with a body hugging skirt of Parisian orange and black tweed, accented by metallic threads. Accessories include feathered hair decoration, black gloves, shoes and jewelry.
Inspired by a Modes Royale fashion, circa 1952.


FIRECRACKER
Strapless dress of red and white mini striped cotton features a faux wrap front accented by bows. This firecracker of a fashion is set off perfectly by a navy blue cotton sateen jacket, large navy blue braided hat, shoes and jewelry.
Inspired by a Modes Royale design, circa 1950.


UNTAMED DESIRE
A companion ensemble to Untamed Passion, Untamed Desire features a gown in the animal print jersey topped by a reversible gold metallic opera coat with blue - green lining. Accessories include black gloves, jewelry and shoes.
Inspired by a 1955 Madame Gres design.


SPRING IN HER STEP
This delightful spring ensemble pairs a flirty halter dress of blue and white mini plaid silk taffeta with a coordinating swing coat of an embroidered floral motif. Accessories include gloves, jewelry and shoes.
Circa 1950's.



A VISIT FROM ST NICK
Jolly old Trent wears a costume of scarlet red velvet trimmed in white fur with a black patent belt.  A padded "belly", white Santa wig and beard, black boots and sprig of mistletoe complete the costume.


SPRING AWAKENING
Coordinating suit features a jacket with elegant floral embroidery in various shades of pink and green worn over a pleated shell of iridescent pink/orchid silk. A dramatic orchid hat with floral decoration completes the look. Accessories include gloves, pearl earrings and shoes.
Inspired by a Schiaparelli design circa 1939.



SNAZZY & JAZZY
Winter White wool swing coat features decorative stitching,
plaquet faux pockets and working buttons.
Inspired by a 1950's Betty Rose design.

Hairstyle by Kathy Johnson

BEAU MONDE
Silk shantung sheath in various color combinations featuring sweetheart inset highlighted by matching bow. Accessories include coordinating gloves, jewelry and shoes.
Inspired by a 1950's Balenciaga design.


UNTAMED
Shimmering metallic jersey versions of the "Untamed" gown.
Inspired by a 1955 Madame Gres design.



 

HOLIDAY JEWEL
Exquisite silk evening jacket with rhinestones centered in hand smocked tufting, paired with a long skirt for evening soirees or second skirt for cocktails. Accessorized with fur muff and feather headpiece. Rhinestone jewelry and black shoes.
Inspired by a Lilli Ann Of San Francisco design circa 1950's 
Includes two skirts



CASHMERE KISS
Luxurious Cashmere coat of soft heather pink features double breasted, silk covered working buttons. The large collar is edged in matching silk. Under the coat is a sleeveless pink silk shantung dress with sunray gathering which highlights a silk ribbon rose at the center waist. A hair accent of gray velvet flowers, gray gloves complete the ensemble.
Inspired by a late 40's LilliAnn of San Francisco design.



STAR SPANGLED CANTEEN
Patriotic blue crepe dress accented with metallic gold stars, lined in shimmering metallic gold lame. Accessories include matching hair decoration, gold bead earrings, gold metallic gloves and silver/gold shoes. Original costume designed by Jim Howard for Ashton Drake's Starlight Canteen series but never produced.
This fashion was produced with permission from Mr. Howard.

Hairstyle by Kathy Johnson


UNTAMED PASSION

A red jersey version of the "Untamed" dress is topped by a reversible animal print opera coat with metallic gold highlights. Accessories include gold metallic gloves,

jewelry and shoes.

Inspired by a 1955 Madame Gres design.









MIDNIGHT KISS (Evening Gown)
Beaded gown in ivory or antiqued orchid panne velvet with shimmering gold highlights features elaborate gold embroidered design. Accessories include ivory gloves and Swarovski Crystal earrings.
Circa 1950s




Hairstyle by Kathy Johnson





RING IN THE NEW
Black wool redingote features a dramatic collar bordered by a lavish silver beaded and sequin design and a beautifully pleated back design.
The double breasted coat has real working buttons.
Inspired by a late 40's LilliAnn of San Francisco design.



BABY IT'S COLD OUT
Fur trimmed winter white wool felt coat and hat are paired with a matching long sleeve dress. Sunray gathers and scattered beading come together to form a beautifully beaded silver accent at the center waist. Rhinestone earrings complete the look.


BAR-B-QUTIE
Tiny red braid trims a convertible playsuit and skirt of spring green mini dot cotton, topped by a large red braid hat. Ensemble features green buttons and working button holes. Accessories include jewelry and shoes (shoes may vary from those shown in photo).
Inspired by a 1950's Nelly Don design.

Hairstyle by Kathy Johnson

JOYEUX NOEL
An elaborate silk ball gown with center panel of golden embroidered scrolls. The voluminous overskirt is bordered by a hand embroidered silk ribbon design of winding red roses and emerald green leaves, accented by gold sequins and beading. A self lined emerald green metallic silk opera coat completes the elegant ensemble. Accessories include a padded hip undergarment, red gloves, gold shoes, and Swarovski crystal jewelry by Horsman.
Inspired by a Pierre Balmain design, 1954. 

Hairstyle by Kathy Johnson


UNDER THE MISTLETOE
Luxurious black stretch velvet gown accented by curved silk charmeuse panels is highlighted by a dramatic matching bow at the hem. Accessories include matching silk charmeuse wrap, pave rhinestone ball earrings, black gloves and shoes.
Inspired by a 1954 Charles James design.



YULETIDE SPLENDOR
Beautiful Evening suit of winter white silk shantung highlighted by shimmering silver lurex threads. The jacket, lined in silver metallic silk, features a large dramatic collar and intricate seaming in the back. The long evening skirt has a slight train in the back which mimics the gentle curve of the jacket. Also included is a short cocktail skirt for a different "look". Two sets of scarves and gloves in blue and red, along with silver shoes
and jewelry complete the ensemble.
Inspired by a Charles James design circa 1956.



JEWELED ORNAMENT
This trio of sophisticated evening gowns features metallic guipure lace bodices over a nude underlay with body hugging black jersey skirts. The high waistbands are decorated by a matching lace medallion accented with a sparkling black diamond Swarovski crystal. Accessories include a fringed metallic dupioni shawl, black diamond earrings and shoes.
Inspired by an Irene design for Marshall Fields, circa 1957.


EVERY DAY IS EASTER
Felt Circle Skirt with hand applied Easter Bunny and Egg motif appliques and delicately hand stitched embroidery.


EVERY DAY IS ST PATRICKS DAY
Felt Circle Skirt with hand applied felt shamrock appliques and decorative hand embroidery with shimmering gold sequin & bead accents.
Includes skirt, bodysuit and shoes


EVERY DAY IS HALLOWEEN
Felt Circle Skirt with hand embroidered and beaded Spider Web motif.
Includes skirt, bodysuit and shoes


Radio Days:

GODDESS
Inspired by c. 1930's Elizabeth Hawes gown
Iridescent silk taffeta gown and jacket, accented with pleated green silk charmeuse and shoes









ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS
Silk charmeuse capelet and gown with hand beading.



MY DREAM IS YOURS
Hand beaded silk chiffon gown with silk lame shoulder drape accented with Swarovski crystals


WORK OF ART
Inspired by a 1930's Hattie Carnagie design from the Cincinatti Museum of Art costume collection.
Black jersey gown with crinkled gold bodice. Includes shoes, floral feather headpiece and lined gloves. No jewelry.


MOONLIGHT GARDENS
Jersey gown, accented by embroidered collar and belt with Swarovski crystals.
Includes jewelry


HUNTRESS
Silk damask swing coat over a rose velvet halter gown. Accessories include matching belt, feathered hat, gloves, jewelry and shoes


MY VALENTINE Special Edition in Teal
Produced by Horsman LTD. exclusively for Sandra Stillwell Presents....


EUPHORIC in teal


L-R HEART AND SOUL, CHEEK TO CHEEK, BODY AND SOUL


L-R CHEEK TO CHEEK, HEART AND SOUL, BODY AND SOUL


SOMEBODY LOVES ME


CANAPES AND COCKTAILS
Inspired by a Jean Desses fashion
Taffeta jacket with rhinestone button accenta over an organza and chiffon dress.
Includes matching hat, animal print gloves & jewelry


CINCINNATI INQUIRER


MADAME COCO
Navy sequined jacket & slacks, blouse, jewelry, and rose. No shoes.




MY OWN INVENTION
Inspired by c. 1930's Elizabeth Hawes gown
Velvet evening gown accented with silk charmeuse bows, gloves and velvet floral hairpiece


SOCIAL BUTTERFLY
1930's chiffon tea dress with ruffled sleeves and train. Includes shoes, hat with floral decoration, gloves and jewelry



THE BIG BROADCAST
Reversible coat with golden deco gown & accessories



AIRWAVES TO THE STARS
Reversible coat with golden deco gown & accessories



OVER THE AIRWAVES
Reversible coat with golden deco gown & accessories





ARCADIA TEA
1930's chiffon tea gown, floral decorated hat & accessories



FROM DUSK TO DAWN
Gown and wrap of silk shantung highlighted with hand beaded guipure lace & earrings


PARTY BELLE
Blue or Burgundy
Iridescent taffeta dress & accessories



SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Yellow
Silk shantung evening gown with hand applied silk ribbon embroidery





AMERICA'S SWEETHEART & AMERICA'S BELOVED

photo Jeff Lega

EUPHORIC in burgundy 
Chiffon gown & shawl


ORIENTAL BOUQUET & PLATINUM LUX


JAUNTY PLAID Lavender or Blue

 
photo Jeff Lega

JUNIOR CONFECTION

photo Jeff Lega

Golden Gate Glamour:

CRISTOBAL'S COLLECTION
EVENING WEAR COLLECTION


 photos Jeff Lega
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LEGACY OF LIGHT 
Special Edition of 20 in Blue

 
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Golden Gate Glamour:
CRISTOBAL'S COLLECTION
COCKTAIL WEAR COLLECTION
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Golden Gate Glamour:
CRISTOBAL'S COLLECTION
DAY WEAR COLLECTION
photos Jeff Lega
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Golden Gate Glamour:
GOLDEN TRIUMPH


photo George Gonzales
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Golden Gate Glamour:
Marquessa


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Golden Gate Glamour:
PRINCESSA

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Golden Gate Glamour:
X (10)

photo Jeff Lega

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Golden Gate Glamour:
PACIFIC HEIGHTS

photo Jeff Lega
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Golden Gate Glamour:
NOB HILL

 
photo Jeff Lega
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Golden Gate Glamour:
UNION SQUARE

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Golden Gate Glamour:
RUSSIAN HILL

photo Jeff Lega
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ESPANIA NOCHE


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PARIS OF THE WEST

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Golden Gate Glamour:
THE MASTERS TOUCH

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Golden Gate Glamour:
PECADILLO

photo Jeff Lega
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Golden Gate Glamour:
INTRIGUE

photo George Gonzales
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Golden Gate Glamour:
BARCELONA

photo Jeff Lega

Golden Age of Couture

GUILDED TRAPPINGS
photos Terri Gold



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Golden Age of Couture:
CROWNING GLORY

photo Terri Gold
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Golden Age of Couture:
SALON APPOINTMENT
photo Terri Gold
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Golden Age of Couture:
TALK OF THE TOWN
photo Terri Gold
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Golden Age of Couture:
RECEPTION AT MANUEL'S STUDIO
photo Terri Gold
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Golden Age of Couture:
NASHVILLE SOUND
photo Terri Gold
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Golden Age of Couture:
LONDON HOLIDAY Fashion Gift Set
photos Jeff Lega







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Golden Age of Couture:
JamieShow
GOLDEN AGE OF COUTURE SUN

photo George Gonzales
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Golden Age of Couture:
Golden Age of Couture Chair

photo Jeff Lega
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HOLLYWOOD AHOY

The Adrian Collection:
A WOMAN OF MEANS

photo Pat Henry

 A WOMAN OF MEANS - Alternate Version

photo Pat Henry
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Hollywood Ahoy:
AT THE CAPTAINS REQUEST

photo Jeff Lega
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Hollywood Ahoy:
DECO DREAMS

photo Jeff Lega
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Queen Mary Deck Chair




The Adrian Collection:
SADIE MCKEE Fashion
photo Michael Basala
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Making a Splash

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Decade of Dreams

10th Anniversary Hat Box Separates Collection
photos Michael Basala








MORE TO COME!