Famed art and fashion culture lecturer Rosamond Bernier has earned an immutable reputation as a legendary style maven, and now her admirers can take advantage of an amazing opportunity. Bernier is selling off some of her finest designer vintage apparel on every savvy fashionista’s favorite online couture attic, yoox.com. If you have been dreaming of owning 60s era YSL or Chanel, here’s your chance to splurge.
Our favorite piece, hands down, is a gorgeous, sculptural black and green floral silk taffeta Yves St Laurent for Dior dress produced in 1959. It is haute couture and can be yours for a stately $12,000. Hey, that’s still less than a current season Balmain minidress! Oh – and a matching clutch is included.
Two other fantastic items on offer come courtesy of French luxury stalwart Chanel. Bernier’s classic rhinestone and ruby brooch is only 5 years old, but bears the hallmarks of Coco’s most iconic bejeweled trinkets. Yoox is selling it for $1,600. An early 90s era black velvet and silk evening suit is a relative steal at $1,400.
On the funkier end of the Bernier wardrobe is a kicky late 70s Zandra Rhodes Indian print maxi dress, retailing for $1,400. This timeless, individualist statement gown is trimmed in trend-friendly fringe, which instantly earns the dress major classic and current impact.
For discriminating vintage fiends on a budget, a sleek black quilt-stitched Giorgio Armani shoulder bag is functionally elegant. At $450, it is a micro splurge and a great holiday gift idea for yourself or a fellow vintage fan.
Rosamond Bernier is an icon to many; likewise, her vintage items very much in demand and are selling out fast. But, let’s face it – designer archive pieces like these come at a price that is out of reach for many of us. Luckily, you don’t have to be a socialite to enjoy amazing vintage shopping. True classic treasures transcend cost! We can’t wait to share with you our favorite online vintage resources – in ALL price ranges.
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