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


eyes on the fifties at devodotcom

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



...eyes on the forties at devodotcom

Monday, February 1, 2016

THE BRIGHT SWIMMING SHELL






Four back-views,four back treatments of a single theme:
the California maillot by Cole of California; Mabs; Caltex; Catalina


The Bright Swimming Shell
Vogue June 1949
Photography: Clifford Coffin

Friday, January 29, 2016

"SUMMER SLEEP" IRVING PENN


summer sleep











"Summer Sleep" 
Photographic Study
Irving Penn
Vogue June 1949







Tuesday, January 19, 2016

FORTIES FASHION



Principessa Helen Wolkonsky








Donna Milagros del Drago in the Palazzo Rispoli ... Donna Marelia Caracciolo dei Principi de Castagneto ... Principessa Letizia Boncompagni Ludovisi


All four young ladies of Roman society gowned by Contessa Gabriella di Robilant









Wallace Simpson in Mainbocher









Christian Dior's tapered oval shoulder interpreted for America by Larry Aldrich - pearls by Coro











Maud et Nano's "Nursery Maid" hat








Ceil Chapman chiffon and Coro pearls








Veronica Lake in Castillo's long, close coat of dark satin photographed by Avedon




Harper's Bazaar July 1947
Photography: 
Louise Dahl-Wolfe
Richard Avedon




eyes on the forties at devodotcom

Thursday, December 24, 2015

FABULOUS FORTIES FASHION






Day-with-the-grandson costume by Fred Greenberg - feather toque, long gloves, sables, cultured pearls.

Photography: Norman Parkinson










wrap it up!



Dior's mink fullness, sharply belted












Paris: The bulky coat

Desses' immense black fox, crossed stole collar; peaked velvet hat












Sheila-Lynn cape-collared coat dress ...Harold Rubin black fox muff, ropes of cultured pearls with ropes of pseudo pearls all by La Tausca









In The Plot: The Blonde Bag
by Nettie Rosenstein











The Beautiful Accessory: The Long Glove










The Devil's In The Details


Important dress; important colour - one of the deep definite reds that have helped build many a beauty's reputation as a beauty. Made to order in Couturier No. 525 photographed by Norman Parkinson at the Terrace Room, Hotel Plaza










Spectacular: The bold, bare, short evening dress with pailletted bodice, tulle tunic, vamp skirt. Worn with a hat and chandelier earrings. Jacques Fath, winner of the 1949 Neiman Marcus fashion award.










Paris


Long, a tradition - Balmain, Desses, Lanvin - pale and sweeping for a ball










The Ball Dress - Long and Blue






Vogue September 1949
Autumn Fashions
New York, Paris


the forties at devodotcom

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MAN RAY - REMEMBRANCE DAY





Lest We Forget ...
In Remembrance - November 11, 2015