Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Christian Dior

Same Love

Alexandre Santenero - Saga Fox by Revillon

Dimitri-Piere Udovicki - Saga Natural White Fox

Alexandre Stipanovich - Natural Golden Russian Sable


Silver Fox by Grosvenor Canada

Moulie-Savart Bouquet

The Fur View  by Jean Lariviere
Vogue Paris November 1983
Photography: Jean Lariviere

Saturday, August 24, 2013


The Sunflower Print
Thin cotton voile by Adele Simpson
Photography: Lillian Bassman

Spring Nights
The peignoir - a romantic sweep of snowy net billows over a Directoire gown by Van Raalte
Photography: Lillian Bassman

The Lily
She's all pale perfection. She flourishes in the shade and she looks as fragile as a Gautier heroine.
The midsummer night's dream of an evening coat of silk organdie ruffles bound in satin by Galanos.

The Flower Faces
Harper's Bazaar April 1956
Photography: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Friday, August 23, 2013


"To the crackle of the bonfire, the coffee goes round and round, and the girl in the tight plaid trousers plays her concertina."

Wuthering Nights
Harper's Bazaar February 1944
Photography: Herman Landshoff

Saturday, August 17, 2013


The Chanel Way
Harper's Bazaar September 1957
Model: Suzy Parker
Photography: Richard Avedon

Thursday, August 8, 2013


"Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach in Bristol, England 19 1904. Blessed with a cleft chin and an urbane voice, he has been everything from a Coney Island stilt-walker to a cardboard lover in Operetta. He has aslo, for two decades in films, been an impressive box-office lure. His current come-on: To Catch a Thief."

"Fred Astaire. one of Hollywood's most enduring charmers was born Fred Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, fifty-six years ago. because of his perfect taste, precision and elegance, he has danced on the crest of the wave since 1025 when his talents (and his sister Adele's) first became apparent in Lady Be Good."

"Henry Fonda, another Nebraskan, vintage 1905, is a smooth effortless actor. His experience as an apprentice seaman. upped to Lt., j.g. in World wAR II, was the ideal training for his role of Lt. Roberts, member of Cargo Ship A.K. 601 which he played for 1.157b performances on Broadway, continues to play ad infinitum on film."

"James Cagney was fifty-one years old this year. His early days in vaudeville as a comedian and hoofer culminated in his appearance a quarter of a century ago in Public Enemy which very nearly typecast him permanently as a roughneck - a role which is the antithesis of the soft-spoken offstage Cagney."

The Quinquagenerarians
Harper's Bazaar September 1955
Photography: Richard Avedon

... eye on the fifties at devodotcom

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ALL MAN 1970



Tie won on


Illustrations: Janet Webb

Jon Haggins

Jon Jolcin

Tomorrow's Designers Today

Europe Craft

Lynn Stuart for Mister Pants

International Fashions

Leon de Paris

Lilly pulitzer "Men's Stuff"

Brynje of Norway

Blye of Florence


Jaime Roman

Peter Max

The distinctly- styled fashions above, represent each designer's individual design achievement and skill - while forecasting the originality - the excellence of fashion design in the 70's. 

Tomorrow Today
Gentlemen's Quarterly
Design Showcase 1970
Photography: Peter Levy
Illustration: Peter Max - Janet Webb

... eye on the sixties at devodotcom

Friday, August 2, 2013


"Of all the new wave American designers,Ralph lauren is in the most unique position while the others are still struggling for some sort of foothold with retailers and consumers. Lauren, 29, has already been enveloped in some of the Cassini-Weitz-Blass mystique. It came when his Polo label served as the prime impetus for widening ties, the employing of more luxurious fabrics and then the introduction of higher price tags. Now, he's expanded to  encompass shirts, suits and sport coats (like the two-button tartan plaid coat he wears in his Manhattan apartment. Prevailing throughout his styling is a Thirties-influenced elegance, aimed at the man who wants to feel comfortable and look contemporary, regardless of cost."

Tomorrow Designers TODAY
Genltemen's Quarterly February 1970
Photography: Zachary Freyman
Location: Ralph Lauren's Manhattan Apartment 

...eye on the sixties at devodotcom