Kodachrome by Munkacsi
Black - With One White Glove
Christian Dior-New York
Photograph: Lillian Bassman
The perfect short black dress with the sailor collar hind-side-fore and a deep decolletage in back. Harry Winston diamonds.
Photograph: Genevieve Naylor
A stick of black pique - the straight town dress.
Kodachrome by Avedon
Dior's heavenly winged cap in potato-white straw with brow band in rust grosgrain.
Seen during luncheon at the Pavillon Restaurant, a fitted coat of black ottoman, buttoned almost to the hem - which means you can wear it as a dress as well as over one.
Photograph: Lillian Bassman at Le Pavillon
A strapless, plummet-straight sheath of black linen, the deep-pointed decolletage cuffed in black velvet and half veiled to a drifting stole of white eyelet.
Linen Towel - Leron
Kodachrome - Louise Dahl-Wolfe
Harper's Bazaar April 1950
... eyes on the fifties at devodotcom