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who is the designer?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by claireshaeffer, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer VFG Member

    Several weeks ago I went to a family wedding. My husband's cousin brought this coat to give me. He had bought it at auction. I know who the designer is and we discussed it on Facebook, but I thought you might enjoy a guessing game as well.

  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    I have to recuse myself as I did see that post! What a crazy coat!
  3. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    yes, I saw your post on FB, too....maybe share that second photo you have of it? from the front? love it!
  4. northstarvintage

    northstarvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Is it a Japanese designer?

    I love it!
  5. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer VFG Member

  6. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  7. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    Can you give the decade? I was thinking Balenciaga but it is just too wild!
  8. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Vice President Staff Member VFG Past President

    I already took a stab at it being Ungaro Parallele (see image that made me think so), and it's not, but I didn't see Claire's post about who really designed it. I've seen one absolutely wild dress by Traina-Norell, but this can't be...

  9. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer VFG Member

    Later than Balenciaga. That Ungaro is interesting.
    A hint: A designer you know, but not one I generally collect.

    If you like playing along, I posted a lavender dress on the Sewfari Divas.
  10. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

  11. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand VFG Member

    Darn... the other day Hamish Bowles posted some similar kind of wrap cape... it was from his alma mater not a designer that I recall.
  12. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

  13. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer VFG Member

    Yes, Barbara, American.
  14. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  15. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    I asked about American because it reminded me of Montana. But I think I used my 3 guesses!
  16. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer VFG Member

    While you are thinking, here's an interesting necklace I saw in the LA Phil gift shop. Sadly my photos are not as crisp as I would like. These are metal coils.
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  17. Distantdetails

    Distantdetails Administrator

    When I first opened this thread, I thought you were showing us a beautiful flower!
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  18. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer VFG Member

    Here is a photo of me sitting. If I wore it to an event, it would fill the coat closet. If I kept it on I would need 3 chairs.

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  19. MyVintageCocktail

    MyVintageCocktail VFG Member

    Do we get more than one guess? I have two American designers in mind. The first is Bob Mackie (not that this looks like his work, but is outlandishly wonderful like it, and I did see a dress with "petals" all down the back).

    If not him, I have another, but if we're allowed just one, that's it.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020
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