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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, the 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

Nude Net and Panné Velvet Tiered Flock of Seagulls Ruffle Dress- XXS, Late 1920s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Fully restored, this breathtaking dress recalls the ethereal evening gowns designed by Jeanne Lanvin and Coco Chanel in the late 1920s. Using a skin-tight nude net body stocking as i...
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1920s Evening Gowns

Jacques Cassia Haute Couture Taupe Brocade Corolle Tulip Skirt Dress - S, 1960s
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 jet-setting haute monde in the 1960s and 70s. This dress fro...
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1960s Evening Dresses

Metallic Green and Gold Floral Cocktail Dress w Lampshade Hobble Skirt- S, 1950s
By Jay Original
Located in Tucson, AZ
From the estate of a mid-century opera singer comes this New Look party dress, which looks like it might have stepped out of a Henry Clarke fashion shoot. High fashion touches like b...
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1950s Evening Dresses

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

Black and Taupe Café Society Painted Lace Split Peplum Cummerbund Dress-S, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A pouty seductress, this cocktail dress was tailor-made for an illicit rendezvous in a smoky Paris café. Super heavyweight silk satin and painted illusion lace prove opposites attrac...
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1950s Evening Dresses

Sparkling Tufted Black Chiffon Ruffled Evening Coat with Bell Cuffs - S-M, 1960s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Though it looks lightweight, this clutch coat's knit base provides just enough warmth to keep you comfortable on black tie evenings, but offers a glamorous sparkle that won't spoil t...
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1960s Opera Coats

Frederick's Red and Black Harley Quinn Velvet Halter Romper Jumpsuit- XXS, 1960s
Located in Tucson, AZ
So right in its wrongness, this eye-popping jumpsuit belongs in Venice on a gondola during Carnivale. Though it has many attributes, its best feature is the giant red and black resin...
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1960s Jumpsuits

Black *Larger Size* Pavé Sequin Starry Night Sleeveless Circle Dress - M, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
With so much to love about this dress, it's hard to know where to begin! Besides its hard-to-find larger size, we love how the hemline gently slopes longer in the back. The scrolling...
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1950s Ballerina Dresses

Pale Green and Gold Hooded Silk Sari Resort Kaftan with Provenance - M, 1970s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Hand-made in Tunisia from an Indian silk sari, this kaftan was originally owned by the wife of a State Department ensign in the Nixon administration. Still not impressed? She wore ...
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1970s Caftans

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Beige Silk Tassel Adjustable Lariat Necklace - 40", 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Tucson, AZ
Stylish in the offhand, sexy way that 1970s Saint Laurent did so well. The neck circumference is adjustable, so it may be worn tight like a choker, loose like a lasso, or anywhere in...
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Vintage 1970s Rope Necklaces

Men's Vintage Gold Comedy and Tragedy Theater Mask Cuff Links, 1960s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Comedy and Tragedy theater mask toggle cuff links of goldtone metal; convex profile. material: goldtone metal noteworthy: polish with soft cloth alterations: none condition: very go...
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Vintage 1960s Cufflinks

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Mixed Metal

Black *Large Size* Jazz Baby Backless Fringed Wrapping Flapper Dress- M-L, 1920s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A transformative dress with a fetching shirred cummerbund that cups the tush and 2-foot fringe that never stops moving. Begs for a headpiece, garter flask and dance partner. Sleeve...
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1920s Shift Cocktail 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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