All Azalea Designs are labeled 'Azalea'. None of the garments are
missing labels, therefore I don't consistently mention this fact as it is a
Sizing. Here at VintageHighFashion.com the
term Mannequin is used
to indicate the showroom sample size, which is logically based on the
draping mannequin. Today sizing is far different than it was in the
1960's. Typically a showroom sample size which is now a size 2 or even
0, was called a size 8 or size 10 which is a size 14 today. Confusing?
You bet !
Our Mannequin is the Original draping Dress Form that
Azalea used to create her designs. The Mannequin (dress form) measures:
Bust 35, Waist 25, Hips 35.
This should be considered a very adjustable size since the very generous
construction and seams allow for great flexibility. (see note below)
Azalea has always looked for ways to offer couture customization to the
Ready To Wear sensibility. This is often very difficult in garments that are
often a lined garment must be nearly completely disassembled in order to
make an alteration.
To accomplish this goal Azalea devised a lining system that
facilitates this goal while at the same time giving more body to the garment
As you can see from this inset, the garment is fully lined in a way that
allows easy access to facilitate sizing adjustments to the ample seam.
This style of lining construction has the added benefit of adding body to
the form of the garment. This construction is in skirts and dresses
but not in coats and jackets.
Condition. All the
garments here at VintageHighFashion.com are circa 1960 - 1970. More
than 95% of the garments are never worn, one of a kind showroom samples that
have been carefully packed away for over 35 years. They, however
wonderful they are, still must be considered differently than a newly
produced garment in the same way an antique armoire differs from a newly
The advantages of purchasing
quality vintage are obvious. Aside from the uniqueness of style one
can only get from designer vintage, there are certain attributes in addition
to increasing investment value that also improve. The brocades attain a richness that just isn't possible
without the patina that age lends it. Conversely you must also expect some minor
flaws. I do my utmost to point out these flaws for you, but I haven't been finding much so far.
In general when dealing with vintage clothing excellent does not mean
perfect. I believe this collection of garments are as close to perfect
as is possible as they have for the most part never been worn. Sometimes but
rarely dry cleaning might be advised prior to wearing.
Shipping & Handling.
We don't charge for handling. We only charge our actual
shipping costs, hopefully covering the cost of postage and actual shipping
materials. Insurance is required for all purchases. There is an 8%
New York sales tax to all purchases shipped to NY addresses.
Returns. Returns are only allowed
within three days of delivery confirmation. This is to avoid garments
being worn for an occasion, then returned. Believe it or not,
this does happen. These garments are mostly one of a kind and actually
archival by their very nature. We feel committed to preserving this
very special aspect of fashion history.
Return Details: If you decide you would like to return the
garment you must first email us with the details for the reason for the
return. You have three days from delivery confirmation to reship the
item. There are no exceptions. Shipping costs are non-refundable
nor are PayPal fees incurred by the transaction. There is a 10%
restocking fee for returns unless the return is issued as a store credit.
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Clothing Availability: By far most
articles of clothing and jewelry at Vintage High Fashion are one-of-a-kind
Vintage Fashion finds and are therefore subject to prior sale.