The highlight of my week was the purchase of a vintage velvet gown made for Lana Turner. I’m not sure yet what film the actress wore the dress in, but you can imagine my glee when I spied the studio label with “Lana Turner” written clear as day.
Of course, any vintage piece from the 1930s or 1940s in this condition would have value, but that value is often escalated considerably when there is proof that a dress was worn by a celebrity or other historical person.
Then, of course, you have your “as seen in” or “as worn by” pieces. While the celebrity didn’t actually wear the piece that’s for sale, it is identical to a piece worn on a television show, in a movie, on a magazine cover, or on the red carpet.
Today’s VPOD, for instance, is an identical version of the 1950s rose print halter sundress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. (By the way, note how Patricia Field tied the straps to create a more flattering decolettage for SJP. That is a styling genius at work!)
It’s a sweet little collectible find for a vintage fashionista!
Available at Redbox Vintage.
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