1. Extraordinary rainbow-plaid evening dress from the late 1930s or early 1940s.
I have unsuccessfully bid for this dress on ebay TWICE. Next time it’s mine, even if I have to take out a loan.

    Extraordinary rainbow-plaid evening dress from the late 1930s or early 1940s.

    I have unsuccessfully bid for this dress on ebay TWICE. Next time it’s mine, even if I have to take out a loan.

  2. Wonderful 1938 platform sandals by footwear legend Salvatore Ferragamo, who is credited with introducing the platform heel to modern fashion.

    Wonderful 1938 platform sandals by footwear legend Salvatore Ferragamo, who is credited with introducing the platform heel to modern fashion.

  3. A gorgeous rainbow of an evening dress designed by Elizabeth Hawes in 1937.

    A gorgeous rainbow of an evening dress designed by Elizabeth Hawes in 1937.

  4. Czech made purses of colorful wooden beads were extremely popular in the 1930s.

    Czech made purses of colorful wooden beads were extremely popular in the 1930s.

  5. Amazing shoes by Parisian shoemaker Ducerf Scavini look as though they were painted by Seurat, circa 1930.

    Amazing shoes by Parisian shoemaker Ducerf Scavini look as though they were painted by Seurat, circa 1930.

  6. A beautiful and colorful printed silk shawl from circa 1925.

    A beautiful and colorful printed silk shawl from circa 1925.

  7. Not as colorful as some of the other pieces I chose, but how could I resist this 1923 day dress with an actual rainbow?

    Not as colorful as some of the other pieces I chose, but how could I resist this 1923 day dress with an actual rainbow?

  8. An incredible jewel tone and gold  lamé evening dress from Callot Soeurs’ Fall-Winter 1920-1921 collection.

    An incredible jewel tone and gold lamé evening dress from Callot Soeurs’ Fall-Winter 1920-1921 collection.

  9. This very colorful purse is Austrian in origin and dates to circa 1910.

    This very colorful purse is Austrian in origin and dates to circa 1910.

  10. This men’s silk smoking suit dates from circa 1906 and would have been  worn for relaxing evenings at home. I’m having trouble coming up with  any suitable adjective besides pimptastic.

    This men’s silk smoking suit dates from circa 1906 and would have been worn for relaxing evenings at home. I’m having trouble coming up with any suitable adjective besides pimptastic.