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Fashion Files: The Goldworm Era

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As a collector of vintage Italian knitwear from the 1960s to 1970s, I can tell you that original Goldworm pieces are becoming more expensive and harder to find these days.

If you are unfamiliar with the label, it was founded in 1928 by Samuel and Gertrude Goldworm. The company partnered with clothing manufacturers in Italy during the knitwear boom in the 1960s and transformed itself into a purveyor of quality, wearable art. Identifiable by the iconic smiling gold worm on the label, original Goldworm pieces are highly collectible and would make a unique and timeless addition to your vintage wardrobe.

Below are some vintage Goldworm knits we found on eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image to see the listing.

The classic gold worm.

Vintage 1960s Goldworm wool knit mini dress/tunic from Hottmilk on etsy. $110.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm keyhole dress from Planetclairevintage on etsy. $115.

 

Vintage Goldworm virgin wool knit dress on eBay. Current bid $99.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm young Edwardian-style dress on eBay. Currently on sale for $140.

 

Hello Mad Men lovers. Vintage 1960s Goldworm merino wool wiggle dress from ZucchiniFlourVintage on etsy. $78.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm dress from cloudninevintage on etsy. $94.

 

Rare price! Vintage 1960s Goldworm Navajo print dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm 3/4 sleeve knit dress from Vintage201 on etsy. $79.

 

Vintage 1960s to 1970s Goldworm knit dress from josieovtg on etsy. $30.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm wool knit shift dress from VINTANTHROMODERN on etsy. $96.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm psychedelic print knit dress from Vintage201 on etsy. $97.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm wool knit shift dress from VINTANTHROMODERN on etsy. $84.

 

Vintage 1960s Goldworm silk blend, knit dress from VINTANTHROMODERN on etsy. $108.

 

Vintage Goldworm Gustav Klimt print dress on eBay. Current bid $79.99.

 

Vintage 1970s Goldworm knit sweater dress from honeydip on etsy. $68.

 

If you love Missoni you will really adore this one. Vintage 1960s Goldworm full-length knit dress from staticwhite on etsy. $40.

 

Vintage Goldworm wool knit dress with matching scarf from MissMaggiesBureau on etsy. $129.

Redux on the Runway

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Prada debuted some fantastic 1960s inspired dresses for the label’s Fall 2011 collection. This little number below is one of my favorites; a dropped waist, almost schoolgirl frock, with a crisp, pleated skirt and low slung belt. I especially love the high, rounded neck and oversized buttons. I’m not crazy about how they styled the dress with those snakeskin boots. I would’ve chosen sleek, white mid-calf boots with a square toe instead, but then Prada surely would’ve been accused of copying André Courrèges.

A drop-waisted shift dress is a classic wardrobe staple and you can always find some excellent vintage pieces on eBay and etsy in every price range. Below are some similar silhouettes we found this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s pea coat dress with chinchilla collar on eBay. Buy it now for $599 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s pink plaid scooter dress from MissTurnstyles on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1960s black and brown checkered dress set from theparaders on etsy. $56.

Vintage 1960s St. John drop-waisted dress from tripoutvintage on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1960s pleated shift dress by R&K Originals on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage 1960s preppy shift dress with pleats from OurLadyVintage on etsy. $28.

Vintage 1960s plaid mini dress. Buy it now for $112 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s drop-waisted dress from Veramode on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1960s nautical shift dress from LaRobedeMesReves on etsy. $34.

vintage 1960s sunshine shift dress from ManicVintage on etsy. $28.

Vintage 1960s color block shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $28.

Vintage 1960s Sherry Kent drop-waisted dress on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1960s navy pleated shift dress from PopFizzVintage on etsy. $27.

Vintage 1960s striped scooter dress from redangora on etsy. $24.

Vintage floral, belted shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $90.

Vintage 1960s sleeveless shift dress from snapitupvintage on etsy. $15.

Vintage 1960s dress with tiny houndstooth print. Buy it now on eBay for $49.

Vintage 1960s Fred Rothschild dress on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1960s lavender shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $90.

Vintage 1960s drop-waisted dress on eBay. Buy it now for $32 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s chiffon and lace mini dress on eBay. Buy it now for $118.

Vintage watercolor floral shift on eBay. Buy it now for $130.

Vintage 1960s paisley drop-waisted, pleated dress on eBay. Buy it now for $120.

Vintage yellow and navy plaid dress from TheOliveSlip on etsy. $35.

Vintage 1960s Jean Patou wool dress on eBay. Buy it now for $349.