TOM SALES

Sandra Stillwell Presents...
THE TOAST OF MANHATTAN

Edison, New Jersey
August 7 - 10, 2014

Available items are in very limited quantities.
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Shipping is additional

Photos courtesy of Jeff Lega

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Disclaimer
Please be aware that dark gloves and fabrics can stain your doll. Though every effort is made to test fabrics and ensure that dark and brightly colored fabrics do not stain, there is always a risk. It is advised that you do a vinegar rinse before putting them on your doll.

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TOAST OF MANHATTAN
$285

Inspired by the iconic Charles James "Tree" gown, said to have been named for a devoted patron, this brilliant berry red ballgown of sumptuous silk taffeta shimmers with shocking pink highlights.
Completing this exquisite design are matching pink silk taffeta mules, "diamond" accented black opera length gloves, and sparkling jewels made from 1940s store stock crystal chain. Circa 1955.





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PLAZA SUITE - Blue
$150
Perfectly suited for that special date at the Plaza is this elegant suit of aqua and silver tweed. Belted in the front, the jacket is accented by a Swarovski crystal buckle.
Luxurious Autumn Haze "mink" accessories, matching suede pumps and brown wrist length gloves complete the look.
Inspired by a Pearl Alexander for Andre' Studios design, circa 1953

 

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EDWARDIAN GRANDEUR
$180
Take a step back in time with this "Downton Abbey" inspired gown of rich garnet red silk charmeuse. Overlaid with a soft metallic gold embroidered lace tulle,  this elegant gown features a  matching silk chiffon pleated waistband and bodice treatment with uniquely gathered sleeves.  
Completing the look are back opera length gloves, jet bead jewelry and gold metallic shoes.



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CAFE SOCIETY

Coral

$135
Elegant cocktail dress fashioned of coral silk shantung overlaid with beautifully embroidered lace, highlighted with a touch of silver metallic thread and beaded accents. The lace is repeated as a front panel centered between the coral tulle skirt.
Accessories include white opera length gloves with "diamond" accents, "diamond" jewelry, and silver mules.
Inspired by a 1955 design by Herbert Kasper, a Coty American Fashion Critic's Award winner.






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CAFE SOCIETY
Lavender
$135
Elegant cocktail dress fashioned of lavender silk shantung overlaid with beautifully embroidered lace, highlighted with a touch of silver metallic thread and beaded accents. The lace is repeated as a front panel centered between the lavender tulle skirt.

Accessories include white opera length gloves with "diamond" accents, "diamond" jewelry, and silver mules.

Inspired by a 1955 design by Herbert Kasper, a Coty American Fashion Critic's Award winner.






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MOON RIVER - Lavender
$150
Glamorous mermaid style evening gown in luscious lavender is overlaid with tulle lace embroidered in an ivory and silver floral motif, and features a tulle skirt of alternating lavender and glistening white tulle.  Dramatic WOW factor is added by a lavender lined black "mink" stole and bold "diamond" jewelry. Silver gloves and shoes complete the "VaVaVoom" look.
Inspired by a Pauline Trigere lace gown, circa 1950's. Ms Trigere was not only a Coty Fashion Award Hall of Fame winner , but also designed Patricia Neal's wardrobe for "Breakfast At Tiffany's".



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DIAMOND BURST
$100
Smartly tailored cocktail coat of "Tiffany blue" crepe back satin sparkles with a burst of "diamonds" across the front, back, and shoulders. The perfect topper for Fifth and 57th, this Swarovski crystal scattered coat features real working pockets.
Inspired by a Pauline Trigere coat, circa 1950s.



Shown over FIFTH & 57TH





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DIAMOND BURST
Special Edition
$100
Smartly tailored cocktail coat of black crepe back satin sparkles with a burst of "diamonds" across the front, back, and shoulders. The perfect topper for Fifth and 57th, this Swarovski crystal scattered coat features real working pockets.
Inspired by a Pauline Trigere coat, circa 1950s.



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THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
$165
This cocktail to evening ensemble in antique gold and pewter metallic silk features a jacket with three quarter sleeves and  plunging back. This stunning dual ensemble comes with a matching metallic skirt for that after 5 cocktail party, and a long black velvet evening skirt for a night time event quick change.
A large black velvet bow is the finishing hair accent, and "diamond" jewelry glistens over short or long black gloves. Two pair of shoes -- gold and black -- are also included.
Inspired by a Creator's Studios/Andre' Studios design, circa 1950s





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VILLAGE VANGUARD
Lavender or Pink
$150
This sophisticatedly chic cocktail ensemble consists of a silk dupioni dress punctuated by a dramatically draped floral silk chiffon front panel. The gathered floral panel appears to be hidden underneath the bodice, emerging to wrap around the neck in a halter style. A waist length tuxedo jacket with low cut neckline features a uniquely styled shawl collar designed to show the gathered chiffon halter peaking out underneath. Cut glass bead "buttons" are a beautiful finishing touch.
Accessories include gloves, rhinestone jewelry and shoes.
Inspired by a Creators Studios/Andre' Studios design, circa 1950's.





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PLAZA SUITE Red
$160
The "fall" companion to our convention souvenir Plaza Suite in Blue, this crimson wool version is accessorized with a frosted gray Cossak hat and fur muff. Striking steel gray suede shoes trimmed  in red "leather" set the look off beautifully
Inspired by a Pearl Alexander for Andre' Studios design, circa 1953





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NEW YORK TIMES
$150
Like a brilliant sunset, this dazzling silk ensemble shimmers in orange shot with magenta pink.  Lined in a striped silk taffeta of the same sunset hues, the stunning coat tops a matching pencil skirt. The striped taffeta is repeated on the coat cuffs and matching blouse.
Accessories include a matching turban, black belt, gloves, and shoes.
Inspired by a Pearl Alexander for Andre' Studios design, circa 1953.



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COLUMBUS CIRCLE
$140
This summertime chic sheath dress of blue and white polka dot linen features a reverse colored bodice and overskirt of crisp cotton lawn with embroidered eyelet border. Blue flower blossoms underneath a white straw picture hat frame the face.

Accessories include pleated blue shoes, white gloves, and pearl jewelry.

Inspired by a Creators Studios/Andre' Studios design, circa 1950's.







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WEEKEND AT THE WALDORF
$110

Leg of mutton sleeves add interest to this white wool topper, elaborately embroidered and decorated with tiny jet beads across the front, back and over the shoulders.
Inspired by a Pearl Alexander for Andre' Studios design, circa 1953.





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ON THE TOWN
$100
Your guy can be ready for shore leave and a big time "On The Town" in this sailor suit inspired by the 1949 movie by the same name.
Sailor suit consists of a crisp white cotton shirt with front zippered pants, sailor hat with decorative stitching, navy blue tie, socks and black "patent" lace up shoes.




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CARRIAGE TRADE
$115

A companion to Window Stopping, this dress is made in a lovely aqua floral chiffon with yellow accessories.
Pearl Earrings and gold shoes complete the look.
Inspired by a Leslie Morris design, circa 1950s
Leslie Morris was a long time designer in Bergdorf Goodman's custom design department, from 1931 to well into the 60s. Ms. Morris was a 1957 Coty Fashion Critics Award winner.  






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PLAZA GALA
$160
Cocktail length version of Halcyon Jubilee in blue frost iridescent silk taffeta. Sleeves and bodice are encrusted with Aurora Borealis Swarovski crystal stones in three sizes.
Accessories include ivory gloves, jewelry, and champagne metallic pumps.
Fun Fact: Together with Dior, Swarovski develops the Aurora Borealis effect in 1956.





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MOLLIE
Black

$150
This springtime version of Mollie is fashioned from a classic mini black and white checked cotton lawn. Black accents supply just the right punch, while "diamonds" add an elegant twist.
In addition to jewelry, accessories include a petticoat, white gloves, black hat and "patent leather" shoes.
Inspired by a Mollie Parnis design, circa 1950s.




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FEMININE GRACE
Teal
$140
This sophisticated, softly draped jersey dress features a shirred criss-crossed bodice and back. Unique  silver flattened chain necklace and bracelet with jet bead accents and matching earrings are the perfect accent for this stunning look.
Additional accessories include a veiled black velvet pillbox hat and matching shoes with black gloves.
Inspired by a Hattie Carnegie design, circa 1950s.





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RIBBONS
$195
Inspired by the iconic 1946 Charles James design of the same name, this magnificent silk taffeta ballgown is made up of multiple inlaid panels cut to resemble swirling ribbons. Shimmering golden yellow adds an interesting pop to the soft green and blue pastel shades of the skirt and ivory bodice. Matching silk taffeta evening mules complete the look.

Accessories include "diamond" studded opera gloves, necklace, and earrings.



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TOUR DE FORCE
$185
A vision of sophisticated simplicity, this emerald green taffeta gown features a swirling asymmetrically cut skirt which rises in the front, falling longer in the back. An interesting treatment, the off centered bodice features tucked accents across one breast .


Jewelry includes a fabulous iridescent jet necklace and earrings of Swarovski beads dangling from a bold bronze chain.  

Matching green gloves, black "mink" stole and pleated mules complete this stunning ensemble.

Inspired by a Charles James design, circa 1954. 

A multiple Coty American Fashion Critics Awards recipient, Charles James was honored with a special award for "innovative cutting" in 1954.









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DIAMOND
$190
A series of intricately curved and triangular seams play off of each other, ultimately merging to form this sleek sculptural evening gown.  A statement piece of  contrasting colors, this ivory and taupe silk taffeta gown is accentuated by a black velvet ribbon that anchors the front waist and ends in a dramatic point at the back.  An elegant train, revealing the surprise of deep berry pink lining, makes this true gem as impressive exiting as upon making an entrance!
Draped beautifully around the shoulders or trailing glamorously behind, a matching silk stole is the coup de grace of this ravishing design.
Finishing touches include a "diamond" necklace and earrings plus black velvet shoes and  "diamond" accented opera gloves.
Inspired by a 1957 Charles James design of the same name.





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ARDENT BENEFACTOR
$135
Chic dinner suit of black floral brocade features detailed seaming on the jacket front and back. To add additional interest, the full length skirt is cut with a slight train at the back.
Finishing touches include black mules, "diamond" studded off white evening gloves, "diamond" bracelet and earrings of genuine pearls, encircled by inset Swarovski crystals.
Inspired by a Charles James design, circa 1956, Ardent Benefactor is a companion suit to our "Every Day's A Holiday" Yuletide.





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MUSE
Ivory or Teal
$100
Featuring pocket like side drapes and a graceful tapered silhouette, this striking velvet gown is elegant simplicity at it's best. The dress is cut out to expose each shoulder, forming a halter top and sleeves cut in one with the bodice.

Accessories include evening gloves, shoes, and crystal jewelry. Offered in 4 elegant color choices, accessories are unique to each color.

Inspired by a 1937 Charles James gown, designed in black velvet







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GYPSY
$175
A magnificent gown of deep purple silk, this early variation of La Sirene features a higher neckline with pleated shoulders and short sleeves.
Accessories include "diamond" studded black  gloves, silver accented evening shoes and  "diamond and amethyst" jewelry.
Inspired by a Charles James gown in purple, designed for performer, Gypsy Rose Lee, circa 1939



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SIREN
$175
Another version of La Sirene, this spectacular gown in siren red silk features long sleeves.
Accessories include Gold set "diamond" earrings set with tiny baguettes and bracelet with metallic gold shoes.
Inspired by a Charles James design, circa 1940. Variations of La Sirene were in production for over twenty years.




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TOAST OF MANHATTAN
The Studio Commissary Exclusive
$275
The final version of our lavish "Toast of  Manhattan" trio,  this glorious ball gown of iridescent mauve taffeta is simply breathtaking!
The perfect finishing touches to this stunning fashion are "diamond " studded opera gloves, "diamond"  jewelry, and metallic silver evening shoes.
Inspired by the 1957 version of Charles James iconic "Tree" gown.




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I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
$85
Who can resist a guy who loves Beatles songs? This logo shirt and crisp white pants is just the fashion for a special date of  grooving out to the fab four and bopping to those favorite tunes!
Accessories to complete this fun set include black socks and shiny "patent leather" shoes!


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FASHION FORECAST
$150
This smart black and white tweed suit gets a dressy touch with luxurious "mink" edging the shawl collar and continuing down the front of the jacket, and a black velvet turban accented by a "diamond" brooch.
Finishing touches are "diamond" earrings, black leather and velvet spectator pumps and gloves.
Inspired by a Ben Zuckerman design, featured on the October 1956 Vogue cover.




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IN VOGUE
$65
Just the thing for a chilly fall evening is this winter white jacket woven with metallic silver threads.  Accented by "diamond buttons", this dressy -- but cozy -- topper is fashioned in the softest of wools. 


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HOLIDAY ISSUE
Blue or Green $150
Will include fur stole not pictured
Pleated accents are front and center on this multi gored coat dress of brilliant blue taffeta with black shimmering highlights. Exquisitely tailored, this stunning fashion can take you to parties throughout the holidays, and long after the mistletoe is gone!
Finishing touches to this holiday favorite are a black "fur" stole, velvet shoes, gloves and jet crystal earrings.
Inspired by a Modes Royale design, circa 1950's.

 



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CHARLES JAMES
Mini BookPhotos on every page!
$8

 

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