Couture Vintage Fashion Boutique Pops Up in New York City to Benefit Art of Elysium (Photos)


Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos at Decades Pop-up in NYC. Photo: courtesy Decades

One look at Decades collection of designer frocks and you'll think you've died and gone to vintage fashion heaven.

The luxury vintage consignment boutique's co-founders Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver curated an exclusive collection of red carpet looks, including Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and more, and auctioned them off to an invitation-only crowd to benefit non-profit organization Art of Elysium. Here's a look inside the event, which took place at Kiki de Montparnasse in New York City:

Photo: courtesy Decades

Among those auctioned were beautiful gowns, pictured above, including (from left to right) a stunning Oscar de la Renta black cocktail dress with feather "fringe," circa 21st century; an Arnold Scaasi ruched gold lame fishtail gown with a matching fringed sham, circa 1970; a Bob Mackie gold sequin and beaded fringe gown, circa 1980; Valentino's silver metallic and lace ruched and tiered evening gown, circa 1980; a haute couture Louis Feraud black and white striped and sequined gown, circa late 1970, which stole the show; and an Oscar de la Renta black tiered cocktail dress with exterior mesh overlay, circa 21st century.


Photo: courtesy Decades

Considering the vintage frocks were valued at $1,500 - $12,000 each in retail value, attendees got a total steal with bids staring at just $100. In total, the event raised $5,750 for Art of Elysium, a non-profit that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time to children who are battling serious medical conditions.


Vintage Chanel jewelry. Photo: courtesy Decades

Photo: courtesy Decades

You can shop Decades collection of vintage fashion and accessories on eBay and their online store, Decades Two. Of course, you can visit their brick-and-mortar location in Los Angeles, California (8214 Melrose Avenue).

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