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Todd Oldham

American, b. 1961

Todd Oldham may wear many hats today as a creative, but he first made his mark on the world as the maximalist American fashion designer of the 1990s, during which he would become known for wildly playful runway shows and vibrant, adventurous evening dresses, skirts, jackets and other clothing.

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Oldham learned to sew at age nine. His first job after graduating high school was at Polo Ralph Lauren, where he worked in alterations. Then, after being fired — the teen’s punky personal style didn’t mesh well with the brand — he borrowed $100 from his parents, created a micro collection of his own and promptly sold it to Neiman Marcus before launching his own company with the department store’s lead buyer, Tony Longoria, who would become both his business and life partner. It was the meteoric start of a whirlwind career.

In 1990, the New York Times praised Oldham’s work (and that of his contemporary Christian Francis Roth) as “offbeat styles that bring wit and whimsy to the business of fashion.” Where major houses like Calvin Klein and Michael Kors went minimalist with their collections, Oldham went bold.

His style took on global inspiration. His family spent a few years during his childhood living in Iran, which introduced him to patterns, colors and materials not commonly used in America. So, for many of his collections, Oldham used over-the-top embellishments, rainbow hues, luxe materials and funky sewing techniques to create irreverent pieces that jibed with the zeitgeist of the ’90s. He even earned a gig on MTV, hosting a segment on the show House of Style that taught viewers how to make DIY clothing and accessories.

Then, in 1999, Oldman had had enough. He felt that it was time to explore other interests, so he closed up shop. Over the years, Oldham has designed furniture and created interiors and published books on influential shelter magazine Nest as well as modernist illustrator Charley Harper. But that’s not to say he doesn’t remember his fashion years fondly. Oldham and his studio collaborated with the Rhode Island School of Design on a retrospective of his fashion work in 2016 titled “All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion,” which toured the United States.

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Designer: Todd Oldham
1980s Todd Oldham Electric Zebra Print Suit w/ Black Rhinestone Studs
By Todd Oldham
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 1980s Todd Oldham electric green and black zebra print wool suit. Lined in yellow zebra print charmeuse. Black rhinestone prong set studs scattered over entire suit. Black glass...
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1980s Todd Oldham

1995 F/W TODD OLDHAM Chainmail dress
By Todd Oldham
Located in Austin, TX
1995 F/W Todd Oldham red chainmail dress. Size S/M Condition: Excellent
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Black Crepe Door Handle Jacket
By Todd Oldham
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Vintage Todd Oldham black wool crepe blazer is a show piece, with unique gold metal buttons and door handles on the pockets! Pair with classic black wool crepe skirt or pants for...
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1990s Todd Oldham

1990s Todd Oldham Beaded Halter Dress
By Todd Oldham
Located in Austin, TX
1990s Todd Oldham Beaded Silk Gown. Tie at neck, side zip Condition: Very good size S/M Length: 51”
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1990s Todd Oldham

Tod Oldham Cage Dress, Spring 1992
By Todd Oldham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black dress by Todd Oldham from Spring 1992. It features vertical bar cut outs to create a cage effect around the dress. It has spaghetti straps and the closure is hidden ...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Black Sequin Knit Skirt - S - 1990s
By Todd Oldham
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This Todd Oldham skirt is made of a knitted material with sequins all over. The fabric stretches allowing it to fit several sizes. The piece is in very good vintage condition. Size S...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Black Accented with Double-Chain Rhinestone Evening Dress
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
Todd Oldham for the famed Fred Hayman of Beverly Hills, wonderfully detailed elegant yet whimsical evening double-chain rhinestone encrusted slightly flared black evening dres...
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1980s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Mustard and Multi Color Aztec Vintage Jacket - 6 - Circa 90's
By Todd Oldham
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Todd Oldham Mustard and Multi Color Aztec Vintage Jacket - 6 - Circa 90's This unique cotton vintage jacket is in excellent condition. There are different colors that range from teal...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Web Back T Shirt 1980s
By Todd Oldham
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black cotton t shirt from Todd Oldham. From the front it's a basic short sleeve t shirt but the back is nude with the exception of in an intricate silk cord spider web pa...
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1980s Todd Oldham

1980S TODD OLDHAM Jeans Green Floral And Feather Print Shorts
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
1980S TODD OLDHAM Jeans Green Floral And Feather Print Shorts
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1980s Todd Oldham

1990s Todd Oldham Op Art Blue + White Vintage Sleeveless Cotton Rhinestone Top
By Todd Oldham
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and amazing 90s TODD OLDHAM blue and white op-art sleeveless blouse! Features a hand painted cartoon character on the front with tiny dots throughout. Rhinestones surround the l...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Beaded Mini Dress circa Mid-1990s
By Todd Oldham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a halter neck mini dress by Todd Oldham from the 1990s. It is made from a mustard colored shear chiffon and covered in a design of ruby red beads. the closure is an invisi...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Black Silk Babydoll Dress with Jewel Straps, Spring 1995
By Todd Oldham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a baby doll dress by Todd Oldham from spring 1995. It is made of a heavy black silk and features jewel straps and trim around the bust. The closure is six large jewel and s...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Silk Animal Print Trouser Set 1990s
By Todd Oldham
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Todd Oldham silk animal print, giraffe or alligator, trouser set from the 1990s. Oldham had a relatively short career in fashion designing clothing from 1989-1999, but his clothing d...
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1990s Todd Oldham

1991 F/W Todd Oldham tiger high waisted pant
By Todd Oldham
Located in Austin, TX
1991 F/W Todd Oldham felt tiger print high waisted pants Condition: Very good Size : M 26" Waist, 39" Hips, 30" inseam Listing is for pants only.
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Backless Runway Gown
By Todd Oldham
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous full length dress from Todd Oldham. It has a square front neckline and is backless with the exception of ties at the waist. The skirt falls straight to the hem and has a ...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Vivid Colour Block Jacket Blouse 1990s
By Todd Oldham
Located in Berlin, DE
Todd Oldham Times Seven blouse / Jacket from 1990s. Features multi bright colour vinyl materials and buttons along the center front. Beautifully shaped waist line. Very rare find. F...
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1990s Todd Oldham

1990s Todd Oldham Butterfly + Flowers Embroidered Vintage 90s Waistcoat Vest
By Todd Oldham
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare 90s TODD OLDHAM boho hippie chic butterflies + flowers embroidered silk waist coat / vest! Tons of intricate hand embroidery throughout. Large hammered gold abstract metal butto...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham New Abstract Pattern Striped Silk Shirt 1980s
By Todd Oldham
Located in Water Mill, NY
A whimsical silk shirt from Todd Oldham in brightly colored vertical stripes with an abstract shapes print in black. It is full cut with a shirt collar and pretty glass buttons in d...
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1980s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Jean Black Tuxedo Stretch Cotton
By Todd Oldham
Located in Pasadena, CA
These vintage Todd Oldham Jeans are a great representation of the brand. Made of stretch coated cotton. There is a silver strip down each side. The top of each strip has a slight sna...
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1990s Todd Oldham

1990S TODD OLDHAM Beaded Silk Mondrian Geometric Plaid Mini Skirt
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
1990S TODD OLDHAM Beaded Silk Mondrian Geometric Plaid Mini Skirt
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Black Silk with Multi-Colors Stud Evening Vest
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
Todd Oldham fully lined black silk evening vest is studded with multi-colors of rhinestones held by gold hardware. Size 6, American. There are 8 buttons on front (two are missing...
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1990s Todd Oldham

1990s Todd Oldham Black Patent Leather Size 37 / 7 Springolator 90s High Heels
By Todd Oldham
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare 1990s vintage TODD OLDHAM black patent leather springolator shoes! Features clear plastic vinyl cut-outs, with built in spring elastic under the base to ensure proper comfort an...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham One Shoulder Dress, Spring 1998
By Todd Oldham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a dress by Todd Oldham from spring 1998. It is made from a yellow silk that is smooth surfaced around the body but with piping and a dupioni finish around the bust. The one...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Odham Heart Embroidered and Beaded Silk Skirt
By Todd Oldham
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful black silk skirt trimmed in red sequin and embroidered hearts framed in an intricate beaded design. It has a 2" red sequin and embroidered waistband and the bottom 3" of...
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1980s Todd Oldham

1990s Vintage Todd Oldham Snakeskin Print Denim Brown + Black Jean Jacket
By Todd Oldham
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing 1990s Todd Oldham snakeskin print denim jacket! Classic snakeskin print in brown and black, with signature silver buttons down the front, at cuffs, pockets and at adjusting b...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Mesh and Gold Button Dress circa 1990s
By Todd Oldham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long sleeve dress by Todd Oldham c. 1990s. It features a fine black mesh body with panels of gridded gold buttons placed for coverage. 14" shoulder to shoulder 22&...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Jeans TO2 Blue Denim Jacket
By Todd Oldham
Located in Pasadena, CA
The classic denim jackets by Todd Oldham Jeans line TO2 is always a great vintage find! Pair this fitted jacket with fitted skinny jeans and boots for a great fall look. Size M Acro...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Mesh and Fringe Beading Dress, Spring 1998
By Todd Oldham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a sleeveless tank dress by Todd Oldham from spring 1998. It is made of a fine black mesh and covered in iridescent sequins and bugle beads to create a fringe. There is no c...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham for Congovid Floral Embroidered Suit
By Todd Oldham
Located in Austin, TX
Todd Oldham for Congovid embroidered suit with oversized jacket. Two large pockets on front. Jacket size M, pants size L. Cotton, rayon blend. Condition: As is, some all over wear...
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1980s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Men's Denim Jacket
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
Todd Oldham's men's denim jacket is size small. Front center front measures 20 1/4" in length, back is 23". Back shoulder-to-shoulder across measures 18", sleeves are 25 1/4" includi...
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1980s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Tan Floral Embroidered Pant Suit - 8 - 1990's
By Todd Oldham
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Todd Oldham Tan with Black, Chevron, and Rose Detailing Rayon Suit Set - 8 - 1990's. This set is predominately tan and is composed of rayon. The jacket has some black and ivory chevr...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Zig Zag Multi-Color Men's Snap-Front Shirt
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
Todd Oldham's wonderful multi-color zig-zag men's shirt has detailed silver hardware snap buttons, as well as two on each sleeve's cuff. Snaps is engraved with his signature logo. Th...
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1980s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham brown cotton "Snake print" denim jacket
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
Todd Oldham cotton denim jacket in a "snake" print in hues of browns and beige. The metal stud buttons all have the signature Todd Oldham name and logo label tag is located on the le...
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham Black and Navy Leopard Print Denim Jacket
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
Todd Oldham black and navy leopard print jacket is accented is silver hardware studd buttons engraved with Todd Oldham. Front has six (6) buttons along with two breast pockets finish...
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1980s Todd Oldham

1990s Todd Oldham paint by numbers silk blouse
By Todd Oldham
Located in Austin, TX
1990s Todd Oldham paint by numbers silk blouse Condition: Very good Size M
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1990s Todd Oldham

Todd Oldham fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Todd Oldham fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of pink, blue, orange and other tones. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Oleg Cassini, Patrick Kelly and Mollie Parnis appealing. 1stDibs features haute couture, vintage and designer Todd Oldham fashion from top boutiques around the world. Todd Oldham fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $236 and tops out at $2,800, while the average work can sell for $685.

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