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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Monday, December 26, 2016

BOB DYLAN 1965




Bob Dylan, the teenager's troubadour came out of the West to wander restlessly through the country, playing and singing his own folk tunes, like '"Blowin' in the Wind."' More of a words man than a musician, he sets his verbal flashes of insight to simple melodies that hush his audience. Now, five years later, his restless wanderings include brief but profitable stops at Columbia's recording studio which is releasing his latest L.P., Bringing It All Back Home.

Harper's Bazaar April 1965
Photography: Richard Avedon








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Friday, November 11, 2016

FIFTIES FASHION FOR MEN



paris relaxed







casual-on-thames

soft shaggy mohair check coat by playsport






silver-grey flannel by gant



mustard yellow rib knit and suede by merrill-sharpe





fine cotton paisley print in patchwork pattern by izod





pure silk sport shirt by countess mara photographed at the bayonne barrel and drum company, newark, new jersey





custom designed for col.serge obolensky by dunhill tailors new york city





an after six original, red velvet scrolled with black silk embroidery - shawl collar and pocket welts of black satin.





silver-grey silk jacket custom tailored by frank aurora





the new continental silhouette - shorter jacket, cutaway front, high peaked lapels in silk and worsted by lord west









a radically new design for the future - buttonless cardigan worsted twill suit, designed by john dero, tailored by knize, new york city. futuristic shirt from bonnell-holden, n.y.c.



Gentlemen's Quarterly November 1958
Photography: 
Emma Gene Hall
Leonard Nones
Norman Lerner


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

MENSWEAR 1958



Navy shirt-blazer with gold buttons has a smart casual air - worn with a striped cotton jersey and neckerchief all from Oscar

Gentlemen's Quarterly November 1958
Photography: Arthur Veiga

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tis The Season ... to be formal 1958






GQ November 1958
Photography: Emma Gene Hall 

under the statue of Theodora, patron saint of the Gaslight Club, New York, a Louis Roth Jacket - Eddy Harth Beverly Hills


Thursday, May 19, 2016

SHOESHINE CHILDREN OF ITALY - IRVING PENN 1949










Italy: Shoeshine Children
Photography: Irving Penn
Vogue May 15, 1949


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CAR FASHIONS SPRING 1949




"news in cardigans" red moleskin over rayon crash sheath by Arnheimer leans on a 1949 Cadillac with 160-hp. engine.








Clare Potter sleeveless blouse in menswear shirting with  Moygashel linen skirt leans against a Buick Roadmaster convertible with Dynaflow drive.









"cool coverage"  beige rayon crash duster over silk shantung camisole dress by Vera Maxwell. Dorfan bag - Alfred Dunhill; Rawhide case - Oshkosh. 1949 Packard station sedan.









suit and helmut of grey wool jersey from Paris, Jo Hughes - clipped black pearl silver fox by Esther Dorothy. Hat by Suzy. 1949 handmade Jaguar convertible from Hoffman Motors.











pink cotton voile by Charles Nudelman in Chrysler's mahogany-panelled "Town & Country" convertible.





fashions from the editorial "America Through the Windshield" The joys of detours, motels, and the eccenticities of filling-station men by Lewis Gannett
Vogue May 15, 1949
Photography: Herbert Matter; Serge Balkin



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