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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 3000-piece 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 award-winning archive has been featured in museum exhibits, publications and performances worldwide. We sincerely look forward to sharing it with you as well.

Black Cat Vintage

Established in 20051stDibs seller since 2017

Featured Pieces

John Galliano Red Damask, Mongolian Lamb and Coyote Fur Runway Gown - XS-S, 2002
By John Galliano
Located in Tucson, AZ
Part of Galliano's eponymous collection, this gown was worn on the runway by Alek Wek in 2002. A sculptural statement piece, it demonstrates Galliano's "more is more" design philosop...
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Pink Floral Mermaid Tea Gown and Hollow Glass Button Jacket - Small, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Gatsbyesque in silhouette, this gown and jacket are so lightweight they would practically appear holographic were it not for their floral pattern. The secret is the unusual fabric, w...
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1930s Tea Gowns

Oleg Cassini Nude Rose Gold Bead and Sequin 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...
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1990s Evening 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...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Colin Glascoe Signed Blue Pucci Print Disco Midi Halter Dress - M, 1970s
By Colin Glascoe
Located in Tucson, AZ
Signed six times, this halter dress is the creation of London designer Colin Glascoe, whose psychedelic prints held their own with Pucci, Liberty of London and Bessi. Unlike his con...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

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 ...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Red Space-Age Pierre Cardin Prototype Cutout Tabard Dress w Provenance-S-M, 1969
Located in Tucson, AZ
This tabard dress with its structured trapeze shape, curving teardrop hem and mid-chest cutout is an unlabeled prototype from one of Cardin’s late 60s collections. It was acquired fr...
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1960s Casual Dresses

Handmade Blue and Black Spanish Lace Mantilla Drop Waist Party Dress – XS, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
An Audrey Hepburn style stunner, this Givenchy-inspired dress features handmade Spanish lace cut from an enormous mantilla and meticulously hand sewn to a black tulle ground. The lac...
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1950s Ballerina Dresses

Jacques Cassia Haute Couture Strapless Silver Brocade Party Dress - S-M, 1950s
By Jacques Cassia
Located in Tucson, AZ
Though his work has only recently begun to be appreciated, Lebanese designer Jacques Cassia was a familiar face among the haute monde in the 1960s and 70s. His best-known work was a ...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Salvador Corona Hand-Painted Peacock Mexican Folk Art Ensemble - Medium, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Mexican folk artist Salvador Corona turned to painting after being gored by a bull at age 24. Known for his murals, he was commissioned by both public and private patrons—including J...
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1950s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Convertible Yellow Floral Circle Dress w Rhinestone-Studded Shelf Bust-S, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Wearable with a halter or strapless neckline, this romantic sundress would be the perfect ensemble for a breezy garden party or summer wedding. Ideal for larger busts, the ample shel...
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1950s Ballerina Day Dresses

Yellow Crochet Sun Suit with Strapless Bustier and Circle Skirt - Med, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Just the ticket for your summer in the South of France (along with espadrilles and a friend with a yacht). We love it with a cardigan slung over the shoulders, but try the skirt lay...
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1950s Princess Cut Dresses

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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