Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Fath's reversible red satin evening dress, flaring below the knee. The cape is in green - the reverse side of the satin - and held by two cufflike bands of mink

Dior's steel gray ottoman with taffeta panels in lighter grays

Chaumont's white tulle with bias skirt

Chaumont's silk sheath in olive satin

Balenciaga's gold-embroidered sheath, with a chiffon jacket

Gres's arum lily - white satin over lemon jersey
Fath's huge stole over beige faille
Gres's red faille showing white jersey in front
Balenciaga's satin basque, heavily jewelled, over pale pink tulle 

Balenciaga's white satin dress with a tight bodice embroidered with rubies and pearls.

The Evening Fashion at the Paris Openings
Harper's Bazaar September 1950
Photography: Richard Avedon
Model: Dovima

... eyes on the fifties at devodotcom

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