Pre-New Look experiments in dresses –
An interesting image from 1942 Vogue, specifically the skirt on the left. Very Christian Dior, some five years before the advent of his Corolle collection.
There’s a new look at night ( here in translucent black). The dress is short – the cut and the fabric formal. Made more so, by important gloves and headpieces.
Dusky light through a leafy pattern of black rayon lace – over the head, over the skirt. Rayon jersey top. Bergdorf Goodman; I.Magnin Dept Store.
Filtered light through nylon marquisette – sheer as an evening stocking, crisp enough for a full Pierrette skirt.Bound in solid black. Altman.
Night light through the mantilla and the hem of Norman Norell‘s black silk crepe dress. Long black mitts. Bonwit Teller; I.Magnin Store.
That’s all !