"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
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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
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
Emma Gene Hall
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"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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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
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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.
Long, a tradition - Balmain, Desses, Lanvin - pale and sweeping for a ball
The Ball Dress - Long and Blue
Vogue September 1949
New York, Paris
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