Backstage Photos of 1954 Paris Fall Collection


Rare photos of the 1954 Paris Fall Collection opening – Paris in the late summer of 1954 was about as glamorous as it could ever have been, with the like of Dior, Givenchy, Fath, Balenciaga and Balmain all vying for attention. And Life Magazine’s Mark Shaw was there to capture the elite designers and their …

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1950s Fashion – Fifth Avenue Style in 1952

Manhattan Fashion 1952 – Look Magazine – August 12th 1952 showed the 5th Avenue folks don’t often see. Hollywood actress Laraine Day along with local New York beauties, Mary Damon, Patricia Geoghegan and Brigida Dammes spent a sunny afternoon parading the latest trends in summer dresses and poodle haircuts . It’s not clear who the …

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Paris 1950s Fashions – Spring/Summer 1951

Jean Dessès joins the ranks of the great designers – The top models drooping in dresses by Dior, Fath, Desses, Balenciaga, Balmain, Schiaparelli – the best of the buyers and fashion editors from around the world spent a hectic week – and as it turned out for most but the adventurous few, a week of …

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Backstage at Givenchy’s First Collection – Spring 1952

Givenchy---NR-Farbman-Model Bettina - Life Magazine 1952

The Bettina Collection takes Paris by surprise – In memory of model Bettina Graziani – died March 2nd 2015. To Americans attending Paris Fashion Week for the Spring collections, the time hardly seemed propitious for anyone to be opening a new house – least of all for a youngster without too much money. High costs …

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Wow ! 1950s Spring Fashion


1952 Dress Styles – snapped by Life’s Nina Leen – 1950s fashion report for Glamourdaze It’s spring and Life magazines Nina Leen is out snapping the latest snappy styles for women on the streets, avenues and museums of Washington DC. Among the Capitals 115,000 government girls shirt waists are almost a required uniform. Here a group …

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The New Gamine Style of 1950 | Dorian Leigh


The girl on whom all the clothes are shown is Dorian Leigh, the top New York model since 1944 who has gone through the broad-shouldered era, the corseted new Look, and now embraces the gamine style of 1950. Dorian Leigh models dresses and suits by Christian Dior, Jacques Fath, Hattie Carnegie, and Pauline Trigère . …

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Dior meets Khrushchev – French Fashion goes to Moscow 1959


Paris Models Parade through Streets of USSR – Ordinary citizens of Moscow were greeted to the sight of three young willowy French models from the House of Dior, on a meet and greet event ahead of a five day fashion extravaganza. The girls were spotted wandering through the GUM department store, along Red Square, down …

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20th Century Foxy


Christmas Party Dresses for the Vintage Girl – Well ladies, with the season of snow, red lips and mistletoe coming round the corner, Glamourdaze is taking a break from our time traveling to look at some drool-able vintage party dresses from our friends at 20th Century Foxy. 1930s Charm Dress – Teal Blue My personal …

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