Thursday, December 24, 2015


Day-with-the-grandson costume by Fred Greenberg - feather toque, long gloves, sables, cultured pearls.

Photography: Norman Parkinson

wrap it up!

Dior's mink fullness, sharply belted

Paris: The bulky coat

Desses' immense black fox, crossed stole collar; peaked velvet hat

Sheila-Lynn cape-collared coat dress ...Harold Rubin black fox muff, ropes of cultured pearls with ropes of pseudo pearls all by La Tausca

In The Plot: The Blonde Bag
by Nettie Rosenstein

The Beautiful Accessory: The Long Glove

The Devil's In The Details

Important dress; important colour - one of the deep definite reds that have helped build many a beauty's reputation as a beauty. Made to order in Couturier No. 525 photographed by Norman Parkinson at the Terrace Room, Hotel Plaza

Spectacular: The bold, bare, short evening dress with pailletted bodice, tulle tunic, vamp skirt. Worn with a hat and chandelier earrings. Jacques Fath, winner of the 1949 Neiman Marcus fashion award.


Long, a tradition - Balmain, Desses, Lanvin - pale and sweeping for a ball

The Ball Dress - Long and Blue

Vogue September 1949
Autumn Fashions
New York, Paris

the forties at devodotcom