Saturday, October 20, 2018

SNAKE CHARMERS



snake charmer crouched over his cobra. India, 1968

Photography: Hiro Wakabayashi


hooded jersey dress by ellen brooke shoes by capezio










fashion eyewear group of america 









rudi gernreich










vidal sassoon geometric cut - halston felt cap









right: Donald Brooks
left: samuel robert
more visal sassoon geometrics
photography: avedon








vinyl by robert sloan
photography: james moore








marisa in adele simpson and charles elkaim

photography: avedon




Harper's Bazaar January 1966

Sunday, October 14, 2018

THE MAGICAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF DIANE ARBUS




The news ON THE DOT











Kasper in beige and black silk taffeta






Sylvan Rich-Martini in navy and white silk
Jerry Parnis in navy and white silk







Harvey Berin in blue and white silk




Mollie Parnis in navy and white silk




Vogue February 1, 1954
Photography: Diane and Allan Arbus

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A STAR IS BORN 1954


a star is born

starring judy garland

1954








"The brightest lights on the most brilliant marquees still blare out the news that Judy Garland's new movie, A Star Is Born,  is stupendous."


Harper's Bazaar November 1954
Photography: Bob Willoughby


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

PREDICTIONS: 1964 - AVEDON




eyes open on what's AHEAD


eyes - clear, unblinking - looking into the new year with interest and a hint of humor, ready to take on what's coming - and like it! the wide-open eye, set off by a thick maze of lashes and a delicate tint of lavender - smoky lavender, a good hint at what's ahead at revlon. lashes, dipped in fabulash, also by revlon.









now in knits: the STRONG SHAPE



slim shock of cerise by larry aldrich
cape hat by halston at bergdorf's

































sky blue swimsuit, fuchsia lined and string-tied by cole of california










wool knit bikini by rudi gernreich

herbert levine clogs



now in knits: the STRONG SHAPE  kimberly





maidenform's snap of pea green swimsuit, turtlenecked




tasseled, two-piece wool knit dress by cisa





two-piece wool knit swimsuit under cover of v-necked pullover 
 rose marie reid





Eyes Open On What's Ahead
Harper's Bazaar January 1964
Photography: Richard Avedon

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

TWO FLAGS - JASPER JOHNS



new york americana
"two flags" by jasper johns
harper's bazaar july 1964

happy july 4th, 2017!

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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