Thursday, November 13, 2014

CHEERS! 1955

The Colombo Cocktail ... Light rum and pineapple
Junior Sophisticate shirtdress in matching hue

Everything Old Is New Again

The framed fur bag in coonskin by Roger Van S.
Photography: Ernst Beadle

The Coonskin Carryall by  Madame Thea
The New Ford "Thunderbird"

The Slim Line


Cotton jersey two-piece by Sportswhirl
Wizard's Hat by Bernard Workman

Sunny Harnett

Golden mesh sweater dress by Nelly de Grab
Bead ropes at the waist and wrist by Coro

Foxy Cashmere Cardigan
David Goodstein

                                            Lean Cardigan Suit
                  Spectator Limited

Fully Fashioned

There is really nothing more feminine than a woman in fashion that is nipped-in at the waist and full-skirted. Graceful, pretty, all female and surely due for a big comeback. This coat, in a blend of silk, wool and mohair, is by Lilli Ann.

Dovima wears a dotted shirtwaist by Jerry Gilden

Fontenella of Rome

Chantilly lace and silk organdie mosaic bands over pink silk organdie, fluted out in pleats from a silk tied waist. By Harvey Berin.

Black Chantilly lace over white silk organdie. A slightly lowered waistline and  organdie jacket, sleeved, just shoulder-deep. By Mary Black.

White frozen over ice pink

Dress for an early spring bride. Over the palest taffeta, white organdie, embroidered in snow flowers, trellised with scallops and lace ruching; surging out into panniered width below a little waist. By Priscilla of Boston.

Key West, Florida

Anna Magnani with Director daniel Mann on the set of The Rose Tatoo
Photograph: Sanford H. Roth

Fulton Street Markets

Joseph's - The Fulton Market, East River New York

Albert's - Washington Market
Photographs: Paul Radkai

The Well-Spent Dollar
Harper's Bazaar February 1955
Richard Avedon
Ernst Beadle
Sanford H. Roth
Paul Radkai

... eyes on the fifties at devodotcom


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