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Tucson, AZ

About Black Cat Vintage

Black Cat Vintage was begun in 2005 to preserve the disappearing art of dressing beautifully. Representing over a century of fashion history, our collection includes the work of legendary artists and nameless designers alike, with each piece chosen as an exceptional reflection of its time and carefully restored to its glorious original condition. After over 25 years of collecting, our archive has been featured in museum exhibits, worn at the Emmys, costumed television performances and populated designer archives. We sincerely look forward to sharing it with you as well.

Black Cat Vintage

Established in 20051stDibs seller since 2017

Featured Pieces

Revillon Paris Brown Mink Fur Princess Stroller Coat w Art Deco Lining -S, 1950s
By Revillon
Located in Tucson, AZ
Impossibly beautiful, this ultra-rare Revillon fur manages to be even more striking on its interior than its exterior. Though the cut and features are solidly mid-century, the extrao...

1950s French Fur Puffer Coats

Oleg Cassini Nude Rose Gold Bead and Sequin Illusion Evening Gown - US 6, 1990s
By Oleg Cassini
Located in Tucson, AZ
Achingly similar to Sharon Stone’s nude Bob Mackie gown in “Casino,” this illusion gown covers all the naughty bits with a solid crust of rose gold sequins, silver beads and rhinesto...

1990s American Evening Gowns

Lillie Rubin Black Full Length Beaded Column Gown w Illusion Sleeves – L, 21st C
By Lillie Rubin
Located in Tucson, AZ
Exquisitely simple, this statuesque floor length gown pairs a minimalistic column silhouette with dazzling black aurora borealis bugle beads so the wearer—and not her dress—does the ...

Early 2000s American Evening Gowns

Custom Convertible Length Brown-Black Horizontal Ranch Mink Coat – S, 1971
Located in Tucson, AZ
Custom made for its owner in 1971 and professionally stored since, this one-of-a-kind ranch mink coat is remarkable both for its beauty and its practicality. Its horizontal 5” pelts ...

1970s American Fur Puffer Coats

New Bottega Veneta Black Silk Velvet Branch Coral Illusion Runway Dress – It. 38
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Tucson, AZ
New, unworn and right off Bottega Veneta’s 2012 runway comes this incomparable illusion dress whose nude shoulders make the dress appear to float unattached on the body. Painstakingly crafted, each piece of the laser-cut silk velvet pattern is sewn individually and perfectly matched to create perfect vertical symmetry on the left and right sides of the dress. Halfway between a Rorschach pattern and branch coral, the dress is a marvel and a walking piece of art. Sleeveless illusion dress with nude net...

2010s Italian Cocktail Dresses

New Tarquin Ebker Black and White Asymmetrical 2-Piece Delphos Dress – S, 1978
By Tarquin Ebker
Located in Tucson, AZ
One of the most cryptic designers of the 20th century, Tarquin Ebker was a disciple of Charles James and designed for Hattie Carnegie in the mid-century. Few of his early pieces exis...

1970s American Delphos Gowns

Vintage Hermès Sac Cordelière White Patent Leather Envelope Handbag- 25 cm, 1951
By Hermès
Located in Tucson, AZ
Though it is almost 70 years old, this magnificent handbag is as lustrous and stylish as the day it was made in 1951. Best of all it is true, bright white and an ideal complement to ...

1950s French Top Handle Bags

Deco Tortoiseshell Clutch Minaudière with Suede Carrying Sleeve – Saigon, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
NOTE: THIS ITEM CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED TO ARIZONA ADDRESSES As ingenious as it is rare and beautiful, this tortoiseshell clutch includes an open suede carrying sleeve that allows it to...

1930s Vietnamese Clutches

Helen Rose Blue and Brown Ball Gown with Detachable Bouquet Train - Small, 1962
By Helen Rose
Located in Tucson, AZ
Created by the same designer who made Grace Kelly's wedding gown, this ball gown is instantly recognizable as a vintage masterpiece in the style of Charles James. The ballooning rear...

1960s American Ball Gowns

Oscar de la Renta Navy Silk Lacing-Bodice Elizabethan Revival Gown - Small, 1971
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Tucson, AZ
Navy blue Elizabethan style gown with long sleeves, close-fitting bodice and full skirt. Bodice features low scooping neckline with 3” scalloped organza eyelet ruffle and corset-lac...

1970s American Evening Gowns

Documented Pierre Cardin Plunging Hostess Dress and Skinny Pants - XS-S, 1970
Located in Tucson, AZ
Singular and stunning, this unforgettable 2-piece ensemble is the embodiment of the jet set zeitgeist prevalent in the 1960s and early 70s. Consisting of a split-back maxi dress and ...

1970s American Trouser Pant Suits

Mary McFadden Numbered Couture Jeweled Raspberry Keyhole Back Gown - XS-S, 1980s
By Mary McFadden
Located in Tucson, AZ
“Modesty, what elegance!” said Coco Chanel. McFadden reiterates with a statuesque gown that evokes Greek goddess-like femininity but reveals nothing except a keyhole in the center ba...

1980s American Delphos Gowns

More About Black Cat Vintage

Our 2002 Galliano corset-laced mermaid gown as worn by Alek Wek. (Photo credit: Mikael Jansson.)

A solid version of our 1995 Versace Medusa suit as worn by Madonna. (Photo credit: Steven Meisel)

A screen capture of "Mad Men" S5/ep.13 entitled "The Phantom," featuring our vintage Joseph Magnin jumpsuit and tunic.

Our 1970 Pierre Cardin hostess ensemble as seen in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Our a/w Chanel 1994 skirt suit as worn on the runway by Helena Christiansen.

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