The Casino it Le Touquet
Left - a frieze of leaves at the V of a blue and silver brocade dress, stem-slim and taught as hammered foil at the waist.
Right - creamy spun-metal brocade, leafed over in pinks and browns, crushed into slender drapery below a pink satin sash.
Finely shafted pleated white jersey wound loosely with golden ribbons.
Balmaine's Ermine Evening Shirt
At Le Pre Catelan
Balenciaga's Ermine-Bibbed Evening Dress
Le Pre Catelan
Subtly fitted two-piece silhouette. Satin binds the thin black wool moving in a deep, attenuated V past a high, filled-in decolletage.
At Theatre Marigny
Shoulder-banding white satin. Tapered slashed skirt melts into a carved waistline. The satin shawl is threaded with mink.
Elongated line in pink satin. A high neckline with a narrow skirt drawn into a flat bow on the hip.
Grey satin dancing dress - the decollete is shallow, gliding from a high bosom to the hip where its short skirt swings out like a tutu.
Carmel Snow's Paris Report
Harper's Bazaar September 1954
Photography: Richard Avedon
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