Katy Kane

New Hope, PA

About Katy Kane

Katy Kane is an antiques dealer specializing in the finest examples of rare, beautiful and unusual clothing since 1977. Examples can be seen in the permanent collections of The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, FIT, LACMA, FIDM, and the DeYoung Museum, to name a few. They have been worn on Broadway, in television productions, major motion pictures and BBC productions. Katy can currently be seen as an Appraiser on the PBS television program Antiques Roadshow.

Katy Kane

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Unknown, Saks Fifth Avenue
1930-1939 Evening Bags and Minaudières
This beautiful beaded French evening bag has a pastel pink floral design, edged in silver beads , on an oyster colored beaded background. The caviar beads are very small and delicate...
1960-1969 Cocktail Dresses
From the personal wardrobe of a Norman Norell runway model, who just happened to be the wife of designer George Halley, this sequin covered mini mermaid dress is spectacular. Narrow ...
Unknown, Unknown
1910-1919 Evening Bags and Minaudières
This stunning evening bag from the teens is worked in an unusual color combination using cut steel beads. Lavender, blue, silver and gold are the predominant colors in a design that ...
James Galanos, James Galanos
1970-1979 Evening Dresses
Sapphire blue silk satin is perfect for this sleek evening dress designed by James Galanos in the 1970's. The round neckline and cut in armholes create a clean modern look, accented ...
1930-1939 Evening Dresses
A striking and colorful floral print in bright cheerful primary colors makes a very eye catching evening dress. The neckline is gathered at the center front and plunges to a deep V i...
Norman Norell, Traina-Norell
1950-1959 Cocktail Dresses
Chartreuse silk jersey is covered with matching chartreuse sequins, all hand sewn, for this early Mermaid dress from Norman Norell designing at Traina-Norell. The sleeveless dress h...
1960-1969 Evening Bags and Minaudières
This elegant black crocodile evening bag is made from beautiful matched skins on the front and back. The handle swings down to create a clutch. There is a hallmarked sterling silver ...
Gianfranco Ferré, Gianfranco Ferré
1990-1999 Coats and Outerwear
This is an absolutely stunning leather coat with beautiful laser cut decoration at the center front, the sleeves, the pockets and large rondels curving from front to back on the tors...
Unknown, Tiffany & Co.
1920-1929 Trunks and Luggage
This charming Tiffany & Co. travel vanity is fitted with dusky purple enamel topped pieces. They are all sterling silver with a gold vermeil finish. The pieces bear the 1927 Engl...
20th Century Coats
This exquisite Japanese coat made for the Western market is lavishly embroidered on a beautiful woven silk damask. The silk background is woven with a tone on tone floral pattern, a...
Norman Norell, Norman Norell
Mid-20th Century Evening Gowns
I am thrilled to have acquired this iconic Mermaid Gown designed by Norman Norell in the late 1960's or very early 1970's. A few years ago I listed a small collection of these dress...
Mariano Fortuny, Mariano Fortuny
1920-1929 Peplos
This pleated ivory silk Fortuny Peplos dress is such a rare find, having never been worn, and still bearing the original price tag. It has remained at the same address since it was ...

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