Apparently my humor was somewhat infectious and they booked me there on the spot! Now the truth is that no matter where I travel in the world, and for whatever reason, I always managed to find time to go Treasure Hunting.
So true to form, while I was in Chicago and on my off time from shooting the Oprah show I used my first book, The Rag Street Journal, The Ultimate Guide to shopping Thrift Across North America, Henry Holt, New York, to guide me through the back streets of Chicago in my hopes of unearthing something fabulous, for this was un-chartered territory for me back then and you never know what you will find hidden away.
” She was about to turn to her stockroom again when the owner of the shop disclosed them self to me, and asked if he could help me.
I replied, “well yes, I am just wondering if you have any more Rudi Gernreich’s” At which point he insisted if I were to tell him what size I wore and what I was really interested in that he would bring more out to me.
Many of the gowns shown here in this collection may already have been sold, however we have an impressive collection in stock, and many of the pieces you will see here in this fashion show still remain in Elizabeth Mason’s Private Vintage Couture Collection, and are available as design inspiration, and can be replicated in custom sizes for our private bridal clients.
Please contact us directly to discuss the availability of individual pieces, or to have your couture bridal gown created for you personally from the looks you see here or perhaps something from Elizabeth Mason Couture’s current collection.
The Largest selection of Vintage Designer Bridal Gowns the world over.
View a selection of our beautiful collection in the show we presented at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills.
At this point it seemed silly to keep going back to their stockroom to choose things they thought I might like, so I suggested I simply pop my head in and have a good look myself.
Goodness I thought they would die at that request, however they finally relented and let me have a glance at an over head hanging rack that to my amazement was crammed packed full of dead stock Rudi Gernreichs!
We also encourage you to bring in photo clippings of your own as inspiration so we may collaborate to create a design all your own.
Custom prices start at ,000, and up commensurate with the design and fabric selected.
I snatched them from her hands and proclaimed them mine as I slipped into the dressing room.