1950s British Fashion Show in Color 1951

An Evening of Fashion – Savoy Hotel London 1951 Pathe fashion newsreel in luscious color. Includes an exclusive peek backstage during the show. Let’s join the stars, celebrities and Britains top fashion designers. The occasion, a mannequin parade with a difference. Beginning beautifully by this Worth model Rolande, exhibiting this banana coloured facecloth dinner dress, heavily embroidered in topaz, pearls…

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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 even more elite customers in…

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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 collective relief as there was…

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The Top Paris Designer Dresses of 1954

What were the ‘must have’ dresses in 1954 ? –  1950s fashion report for Glamourdaze.com – originally published by L’officiel-de-la-mode examines the spring /summer gowns from Christian Dior, Hubert Givenchy, Jean Patou and Jean Desses and Jacques Fath. Silk pea stone dress by Hubert de Givenchy. Already very summery, this dress is printed in scarf. The neck is adorned with an…

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The Queen’s Couturier

Norman Hartnell’s fashion sketches for the young Elizabeth 11- From his jaw dropping engagement dress worn by the young Princess Elizabeth in 1948 to the 1953 Coronation dress and beyond, the name Norman Hartnell was synonymous with Royal glamour. 1950s Fashion History – from Glamourdaze.com “My interest with fashion began with a box of crayons” Hartnell wrote in his biography…

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1950s Fashion – Actual Color Swatches of Dior and Balenciaga

Forty-five 1950’s couturiers featured in archive style forecast magazine. 1950s Fashion from Glamourdaze.com According to FITs excellent style blog Material Mode, back in the 1940s and 1950s, L’Officiel de la Couleur des Industries de la Mode and their sister publication, Cahiers Bleu, served as fashion trend forecasting publications for the fashion industry. Several pochoir prints are re-produced including this fascinating…

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Sybil Connolly – Ireland’s First Great Fashion Designer

The name Sybil Connolly returned to the fashion press recently when actress Gillian Anderson turned up to the annual Bafta Awards wearing a vintage 1950’s pleated handkerchief linen dress. One of the Irish designers most famous innovations – uncrushable linen – was a fashion sensation in the late 1950’s. Glamourdaze have recently unearthed a forgotten 1950’s fashion film featuring Sybil…

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