Tuesday, November 22, 2011


When is something vintage? That is a question we are often asked and the answer isn't always black and white. Take for example this Rochas gown by Olivier Theyskens from the mid-oughts. We recently purchased 9 gowns from the Rochas archive, all designed by Theyskens and many are what the french call piece unique or one-of-a-kind. Because Theyskens no longer designs Rochas and his collections were so heralded, we feel that they may not yet be vintage but they certainly are collectible and represent the best of the vintage-inspired oughts. Officially, Decades sells 20th century collectible couture (with an emphasis on the 50s to early 90s) but we've made an exception with these recent acquisitions.

First up is a divine teal and turquoise bustier gown in a spectacular Mosaic motif with a dramatic train from Autumn/Winter 2005. MET gala anyone?

Rochas by Olivier Theyskens archival turquoise/teal Mosaic bustier gown, A/H 2005. Runway sample, Modern size 2 
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