Michelle Parel Owner, Mink Styling Agency OUTFIT: Jeans and a black shirt — how common is that? — and black boots. WHY NO VINTAGE TONIGHT? I don’t know why I’m not wearing vintage. I’m so uncool today. THE APPEAL: I love vintage because there’s so much history behind it. You can see fashion has evolved, especially with these major designers and how they did a lot of things by hand. THE APPRAISAL: My grandmother recently passed away, and she was a pack rat. One of the things we found with a pillowcase over it was this dress. When we looked at the tag we were like, wow, it’s a Dior — with a serial number and hand-stitched details inside. I thought it was going to be worth about $1,500, but it was appraised for $8,000 to $12,000. It’s probably from the 1960s. I hadn’t seen her wear this in particular. I think she probably saved this for a sexy night for my grandpa. She was so into fashion and at 60 years old still wanted to borrow my clothes.