The Little Black Dress – from Chanel to Givenchy

little black dress history

That Iconic item in every woman’s wardrobe – A big fan of single neutral colors, Coco Chanel was really just pleasing herself with this number. In mourning mode after the death of her lover in 1915 ; Chanel’s tendency towards black naturally crept in to her designs. Paul Poiret famously asked Chanel once “For whom …

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The 1960’s Make-up Look (1965) Maybelline


A charming 1960’s eye make-up commercial from Maybelline – the creator of mascara. The original formula was invented by New York chemist T.L. Williams in 1915. He gave it its name after his sister Maybel – who had shown him how she concocted her own basic lash make-up from mixing charcoal and Vaseline. When sold …

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Gorgeous Swimwear (1961 Film) – Go Retro !


1960’s Swimwear by Oleg Cassini – 1960’s Swimwear by Oleg Cassini – creator of the Jackie Kennedy Look. This rare vintage fashion newsreel from 1961 features some beautiful swimsuit designs from amongst others – the famous French-born American fashion designer – Oleg Cassini. His designs for the First Lady Jackie Kennedy became known as The …

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Rare 1960’s Make-up and Beauty Tutorial Film !


Many thanks to Richard Jeffs of the Harold Baim Collection for giving us permission to feature a minute extract of the Michael Winner directed 1960’s fashion feature Girls Girls Girls. The Baim Film collection really is a lost archive of 1950’s and 1960’s Britain and you can view some wonderful clips on the archive and …

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Get the Mad Men Look


Get the Mad Men Look ! See also: 1950’s Fashion – The Real Mad Men 1960’s make-up Fashion – Rare film tutorial Rare Vintage 1960’s Hairstyles film Betty Draper, Joan Holloway and Peggy Olsen –  courtesy AMC Achieve the genuine 1950’s and 1960’s Make-up Look as actually taught to women of this era ! Instant …

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