Friday, May 5, 2017

AVEDON - PARIS 1956




PARIS BARES THE SHOULDERS




mille-feuille layerings of snowy white net burst into a great ruffly fantail - by lanvin-castillo










strapless in purple velvet over white chiffon
lanvin-castillo









A GREAT WAVE OF CHIFFON


balmain winds two shades of chiffon - one rosy, one rosier - over the bosom of a straight-shafted evening dress falling in long, sinuous draperies into the hemline; then floats a huge, rose satin scarf from one shoulder







WINTER FLOWERINGS, PRINTED ON SATIN



suzy parker wears dior's full-skirted ball dress of satin flowered like lace in deep gray over red










suzy parker in dior's sea green chiffon crossing in folds at the bosom and knotted high and to the side







THE CAPES OF PARIS


dior







THE SUITS OF PARIS


dior







PARIS HAS A NEW HAT


jacques fath's plushy, pure white felt toque







PARIS COATS: INFLUENCED BY CAPES


dior mounts the sleeve of his giant greatcoat almost at the waist - and channels its fullness into a narrow cuff






Carmel Snow's Paris Report
Harper's Bazaar September 1956
Photography: Richard Avedon



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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

VOGUE SPRING 1953


Ruth Nuemann
Valentina





Gloria Vanderbilt





Lisa Fonssagrives
Traina-Norell




Claire Potter



Dior




Dovima

the summer coat in Everglaze cotton




Ceil Chapman





Vanity Fair
Herbert Matter




Vogue April 15, 1953
Cover Photography: Erwin Blumenfeld
Cover Design: Valentina


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

TINA TURNER



ike and tina turner


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Friday, March 3, 2017

FROM CALIFORNIA, FOR EVERYWHERE UNDER THE SUN 1953





"The prettiest shape on the sun deck - an hourglass maillot which has the taking ways, and the stays of an Edwardian evening dress." In gold rayon satin with a low seashell gleam; elasticized, boned and rippled into brief pants that drape like a window blind. By Rose Marie Reid






Fabulous patio chairs host a "close fit in checked Chromspun Lastex, the single white strap brought down to plaster under the bosom. By Cole of California.

On the lounger below, the sea tunic in spice brown rayon-and-nylon shantung. By Catalina



From California, for Everywhere Under the Sun
Harper's Bazaar January 1953
Photography: John Enstead




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