A classic, vintage couture wardrobe designed by historically recognized couturiers is meant to outlast trends and seasons. In a world where fast fashion is often unsustainably produced, the garments produced here in Santa Barbara offers a touch of history, where fashion is treated as a slow craft. Through my dressmaking services, you have the opportunity to wear authentic recreations from famous, historically-recognized designers from their authorized, licensed designs.

Even though a modern vintage recreation won't be created by a 1950's Parisian seamstress, you are still receiving an authentic design, imagined and sketched, sometimes draped, from the original hand of the designer, and recreated by a Santa Barbara seamstress. The couture pieces are made with a high level of craftsmanship, the way the designers intended.

 

The images you see below are examples of the ensembles that can be custom made for you in your choice of fabric and color. Being able to own an authentic, vintage couture gown is becoming increasingly rare, but I will work with you to recreate your vision, so you can experience the magic of wearing timeless, vintage couture, that is often seen on red carpets today, or at charity balls, opera's, and formal events.

 

I work collaboratively with my clients to make their vision, style, and fitting come alive.

 

Currently serving clients in the greater Santa Barbara & Montecito area.

Please inquire at: celebritydressmaker@gmail.com if you would like to discuss the dressmaking process and pricing. 

 

If you are in the film industry and are interested in borrowing a dress sample for your project or event, please inquire about the process and pricing at celebritydressmaker@gmail.com.

 

All inquiries will be kept in the strictest confidence. 

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Jean Desses, V1313

c. 1955 Jean Desses gown. Featured in Vogue and L'Officiel.

Jacques Fath c.1954

Jacques Fath Vogue #1265, c.1954

Madame Gres Afternoon Dress Vogue 1411

Madame Gres afternoon dress, c. 1958

Nina Ricci, c.1957 by Crahay

Nina Ricci, c.1957 by Crahay

Simonetta of Italy

Simonetta of Italy, c.1958 Dress and Bolero

Patou by Marc Bohan

1956 design by Marc Bohan for Patou

Bohan for Patou

Patou by Bohan c.1957 Dress and Coat

Jacques Heim

Heim chiffon dress, c.1957

Madame Gres

Madame Gres draped velvet gown c.1957

Emanuel Ungaro gown c.1974

Emanuel Ungaro gown c.1974

Charles James

Charles James Skirt and Bodice

Pierre Cardin

Cardin jersey dress c.1963

Muir

Jean Muir jersey dress with belt c.1972

Bardot Wedding Dress

Iconic Brigitte Bardot wedding dress, c.1959 by Esterel

Chanel Blouse

Rare, vintage Chanel blouse with buttons and self-fabric belt