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Monday, May 30, 2011

Coco Chanel flapper fringe dress c. 1924–26

Evening dress designed by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel c. 1924-6
"Gabrielle Chanel is the designer most responsible for establishing the modern way of dressing that encompasses comfort, function and simplicity. Following the first World War, the artistic and social mood was ripe for the pared-down, angular, sportif look that she represented, and her "casual chic" sensibility dominated fashion throughout the 1920s. While Chanel introduced the concept of the "little black dress" into fashion vocabulary, this example shows just how refined and varied the examples she designed could be. Here, strands of beads join to form an interlace pattern that defines the bust, the dropped waist and the dropped hipline. What appears to be simply a tubular beaded dress reveals itself as more complex and intriguing in the way the surface treatment references and delineates the body of the woman who wore it."

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Costume Institute

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

Roy Frowick Halston evening dress c. 1975

Style Inspiration: Sunny Side Up (1929)

Source: Give Me The Good Old Days

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hairstyles picture dump

Alexis Smith

Esther Ralston

Grace Kelly


Sylvia Sidney

Esther Williams

Grace Kelly

Priscilla Lane

Marilyn Maxwell



Rita Hayworth

Martha Hyer

Priscilla Lane


Marilyn Maxwell

Martha Hyer

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1950s Plaid Dress

1950s Plaid Dress from Traven7

Elie Saab 2011

Fall RTW Collection



Spring Couture Collection





Spring RTW Collection



Celebrities in Ellie Saab

Mila Kunis

Angelina Jolie

Halle Berry

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Monique Lhuillier 2011

See more Monique Lhuillier designs here.

Deep scarlet draped gown with frayed detail and shawl kneckline from the Fall collection

Dark fuschia ombré chiffon strapless side ruched gown with draped skirt from the Pre-Fall collection

Midnight ombré chiffon strapless gown with ruched bodice and flowing skirt from the Pre-Fall collection

Spring 2011 ivory/blush cherry blossom print taffeta strapless pleated cocktail dress

Cream embroidered mesh gazar cap sleeve blouse and apple red high waist raw silk trouser worn with matte gold thin leather belt from the Spring collection.

Catherine gown from the Spring 2012 bridal collection

Friday, May 13, 2011