For the fashion-forward bride-to-be (or anybody who enjoys gorgeous dresses, really), there is absolutely nothing more amazing compared to checking out developers’ newest wedding outfit collections. Not only are these hot-off-the-runway looks glamorous, but they additionally symbolize the current fads in bridal clothing.
Wedding celebration dress layout seems to go one of two ways– Princess Poise or gypsy new bride, both just as frustrating in their cutesiness...
Yesterday, I showed you a Frost Bros. ad for an Irene Lentz suit that hailed “American Haute Couture.” Frost’s did a series of these ads with the tag line “In Fashion In Texas” in the mid-1950s featuring fashion from the top tier of American designers. These ads were featured in the local San Antonio newspaper as well as in full page spreads in Vogue magazine.
It’s the ultimate lazy Halloween costume! Just chuck on your favourite red dress (or invest in a cheap one for the night), add some horns and a pitchfork (the set below also has a tail and a bow tie for less than a tenner), go crazy with the makeup (the… Catwalk Queen
Remember my review of Claire McCardell’s book, “What Shall I Wear?” earlier this year? It’s a great read that I highly recommend. Today I’m going to send you over to my online friend and client’s blog, “Book a Week With Jen” where she reviews the same book. Why? Because Jen shares her vintage coat collection with you, and you want to see it! Go….Read….Enjoy!
I was at the mall yesterday and noticed lots of printed tights and leggings in the windows of the stores that cater to the younger crowd. They might not know it, but printed tights are not new. Today’s images are all from the fall of 1965, when this idea really took off with the Mod set. You were on the cutting edge if you wore your tights with a matching sweater and just a mini skirt over the two pieces. What’s old is new again…..again.
You’ve got to love a guy who takes his talent for draping dress designs and turns it into a vaudeville act. Alphonse Berge, “The Great Drapo”, used live models and yards of fabric in his performances in front of live audiences, most notably at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. He also appeared on stage, television and in film.
Here he is in action on a 1950s television show. Enjoy!
This stunning evening gown was designed by Irene Lentz for the fall of 1951. Blue lace stands out on white silk taffeta. The lace appliques on the skirt are painstakingly and individually cut out and sewn on by hand.