House of Dior | "Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)" | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In this design, John Galliano for Dior combined the elements of a robe à la française with the vast crinolined silhouettes of the mid-nineteenth century. The stomacher, open overskirt, and petticoat are expressly eighteenth century, but the huge wired cages that support the skirts over nine feet wide are constructed more like the hoops of the Second Empire than the discrete by comparison panniers of the ancien régime
Fripperies and Fobs
Costume designed by Walter Plunkett for Katharine Hepburn in Adam’s Rib (1949) From the Kent State University Museum via the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library
New Slinky Ladies Vtg WW2 Land girl 1940s/50s Polka Dot Pin-up Swing Tea Dress
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House of Dior | "Venus" | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Amidst the silvery spumelike net resembling sea foam, pearlescent shell-shaped scallops pronounce Venus risen from the waters. But Dior has not only evoked the story of Venus; he has also created an ideal of beauty
Evening Dress, Madame Grès: ca. 1944, one-piece cut of silk jersey finely pleated. "...Madame Grès opened the fashion house Alix in 1934, but was forces to close it in 1939. In 1942 she opened a new house under her husband's "nom d'artiste", Grès. In the mid-1930s she became known for extravagantly arranged clothes made of silk jersey in the classical Greek style and with few visible seams..."
I spotted this 1940s Sally Milgrim dress over at Timeless Vixen Vintage and instantly fell in love. How beautiful are the appliques on the bodice and the bottom of the skirt? How divine is the big bow at the back? This lovely dress would suit a garden party wedding I think. I just love knowing that pieces this lovely are in existence, whether they ever make their way to my wardrobe or not. Sally Milgrim had a famous dress shop on the corner of 57Th and Fifth Avenue in New York for many…
Diagonal Bedspread - Free Crochet Bedspread Pattern
This diagonal bedspread may not replace your duvet sets, but it certainly makes for a beautiful and comfortable bed cover. The intricate design brings a vintage feel to the bedspread, making it more appealing.