Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Maximilian Crown Sables worked horizontally in a cape with long stole-like ends crossed high in front, the back draping low, like a cowl. 

The Skins of Somali Leopards ... in a hip-length coat belted for the smart new tunic line by Bernham-Stein.

Balenciaga's velvet domino cut with enormous sweep, enormous melon sleeves and an enormous coachman's collar.

Mainbocher - white chiffon tunic embroidered with crystal and gold, over a full chiffon flounce. Jewels by Harry Winston.

Under black flowered lace, a pale green velvet camisole and a thick,short skirt of doubled gold satin edged with black passementerie. Dress by Mainbocher, jewels by Cartier.

Mainbocher's white mink on gray English herringbone lined with white satin. The white chiffon blouse embellished with rhinestones and crystal.

Gun Metal, Gold and Rock Rubies - a Christmas ball dress from Dior

Harper's Bazaar December 1950
Animal Magnetism
At a Christmas Ball
Mainbocher Evenings
Photography: Richard Avedon
Mode: Dovima

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