Cristobal Balenciaga, apparel, textile spinning and weaving, Costa, Como, on the cover of Vogue Paris, May 1953
Collection Hubert de Givenchy Les Mures Spring / Summer 1953 Archives Maison Givenchy Couture, Paris
Cristobal Balenciaga, cocktail dress, satin printed fabric, spinning and weaving, Costa, Como, Autumn / Winter 1957 Fundación Cristobal Balenciaga
Hubert de Givenchy evening gown fabric, spinning and weaving, French L'Officiel, April 1953
Jean Patou, two dresses in organza satin Bodin, Vogue Paris, April 1955
Christian Dior evening gown with satin plisettato densely printed fabric, spinning and weaving, French L'Officiel, April 1953
Christian Dior dress, spinning and weaving, fabric Costa, Como, drawing begonias, Spring / Summer 1953 Palais Galliera, Musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Seeing beautiful vintage dresses simply gives me a chill! The "nipped" waists and full skirts make a stunning silhouette. From that bygone era when dresses were de riguer......the dress for day (encompassing errands and lunch), the cocktail and dinner dress along with the beautiful gown for that important event. The cocktail dress in picture three (my favorite), and those in pictures five and seven, would translate well with today's looks. Oh, the beauty of it all!