Monday, August 26, 2013

FEMME FATALE - CARMEN DELL-OREFICE


The Mink Greatcoat for the fashion of fur with fur: a new nuance of palest cafe-au-lait mink, tailored with the buttoned-up elegance of the full-length greatcoat, collared and cuffed with Russian sable. By Emeric Partos in "Diadem" Emba mutation mink. Coat and Russian sable hat made to order at Bergdorf's.


The Leopard Cocoon - the coat shape of the year cut to just graze the knee making its mark in what could be the fur of any year - Somali leopard with a printing that's beautiful by nature. By Ben Kahn, "Jasmine" Emba toque by Mr. John.

The Leopard Cocoon
The mink Greatcoat
Harper's Bazaar September 1957
Photography: Richard Avedon
Model: Carmen Dell'Orefice

Saturday, August 24, 2013

THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE


"Mrs. Patrick Guinness, not yet twenty and already celebrated as one of the great beauties of our time, wears here one of the great jewels - a bracelet of diamond-set emeralds, astonishing for their size and limpid first-water brilliance. By Van Cleef & Arpels. Custom made face powder by Charles of the Ritz."



"The Vicomtesses de Ribes, whose almond-eyed Renaissance beauty conquered New York this winter, lives with her husband and two little children in Paris, where she devotes herself to a major charity event, Le Benefice de l'essor."



"Mrs. E. Haring Chandor has the clear-featured handsomeness of the ideal American beauty. She lives in New York, where, this spring, she is serving on the committee for the Heart Fund's "Heart of America" ball at the Ambasssador Hotel."


Valley of the Roses
Harper's Bazaar April, 1956
Photography: Richard Avedon

... all things femme fatale

Saturday, August 10, 2013

FEMME FATALE - BARBRA STREISAND


Streisand
Avedon


Vogue March 1968
Photography: Richard Avedon


Streisand
Bailey






Vogue December 1968
Photography: David Bailey


... all things femme fatale