So, I have to apologize for completely skipping over the decade of the 70's in yesterdays post! Kristin from K-Line and WendyB both scolded me! But, be patient my darlings, I thought that the fantastic 70's could use a post of its own! YSL classic look from 1975 When I think about the 1970's I am reminded of pet rocks, mood rings, head bands, and of course, bell-bottoms which I was forced to wear! I used to feel so ridiculous in these trousers with giant circumference leg openings and I…
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Norman Norell | Cocktail ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Norman Norell: Cocktail dress, early '60's. Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Lyn Revson (1975). The late Mrs. Revson was a friend of Norell, wearing his designs from the age of seventeen. Not surprisingly, she went on to enter the Best Dressed Hall of Fame (1971). KA
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John Rawlings. Vol. 2.
One Cigarette, Two Lights, dress by Mildred Orrick, April 15, 1950 June 1, 1941 cover Model wearing Sarmi silk dress and Trifari necklace, with actress Geraldine Page and actor Laurence Harvey in Summer and Smoke onscreen in the background,1961. Prominent fashion photographer John Rawlings relaxes…
Charles James | "Butterfly" | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Like the metamorphosis from caterpillar to shimmering butterfly, the woman who wriggles into the narrow body of this gown assumes the enchantment of a winged beauty. For the effect, James exaggerated the torso length of the sheath with “the highest bustline in 125 years” and layered transparent tulle in unexpected colors to accrue depth of tone and iridescent shimmer to the surrogate wings
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