STRICT LINES ... STRICTLY BECOMING
Balenciaga's distinctly peaked plateau of grass-green faille. Wide side, short back, broad crown, and a swift flight of black wings.
Balenciaga's late-in-the-day, tiered black taffeta. The tippet accordian-pleated.
Dior's pale pink chiffon shirtwaist complete with chiffon cartwheel and a new fall of pearls
In Paris, where the big season is May through July, ball dresses, such as this one (photographed at the Paris Opera), willl float like pale bells over parquet floors, terraced flags, in garden marquees.
Vogue April 1948
Paris and America
Photography: Clifford Coffin