Sunday, November 11, 2012


Paris Hats - A New High

Chalk-White Felt folded by Fath into a steep cylinder, gently indented to adjust beautifully to the face.

Nightviews From Paris

Balmain's ivory chiffon dancing dress in shirred chiffon and ivory satin bodice sprayed with gold, blue and rosy beading.

Paris Hats - They Fly By Night

A hatful of feathers printed in brown trompe-l'oeil striations, on Fath's high-crowned toque of brushy white velvet, softly folded in front and clasped with a brown satin bow.

Nightviews From Paris

Balmain's creamy white satin fanned out in embroideries of blue and coral beads by Lesage banded in blue satin at the decolletage and hem. Arpad bracelet. Photographed at the Sheherazade. 

Paris Hats - A New High

Fath's very young, highly becoming beret, a puff of black velvet crushed under a two-inch rim.

Nightviews From Paris

Madeleine de Rauch winds two limpid blue chiffons together. The paler shade looped through the decolletage to form drifting panels, the waist bound high with satin. The View: the Moulin Rouge.

Nightviews From Paris

Patou drapes white satin slender as a needle beneath a high-waisted Hurel embroidered bodice in mother-of-pearl, then loops a shining satin river over the arm.

Dior's Sleeved Decollete

Dior Bells Black Chantilly Lace 

Lanvin-Castillo Red Silk Ottoman

Paris: The Backward Glance

Desses                                                                                 Lanvin-Castillo

Paris: The View By Night
Harper's Bazaar October 1956
Photography: Richard Avedon

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