Paris Spring Fashion Show 1959 – Pierre Balmain

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The 1950s goes out in style – Paris makes official the biggest fashion news in years ! The female form is back in style as Pierre Balmain demonstrates in his 1959 Spring collection. He calls it the envelope silhouette, but you’ll note the waist is in its natural place. Long sleeves are out of favour …

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Threads of Time – Color Portal to 1920s Womens Style

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1920s Fashion Recorded and Styled – A Photographic essay of Women’s fashion – 1920 to 1930 A project that is 60 years in the making began with renowned fashion photographer Neal Barr’s personal and lifelong obsession with women’s apparel from the Roaring 20s and his plan to stage and photograph, in meticulous detail and full …

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Street fashion in the 1930’s – Archive film

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The 1930’s Sartorialist – Ivan Besse. Did New York’s Scott Schuman – better known as The sartorialist – perfect the art of time travel? This rare film showing the vintage dress and hairstyles of ordinary women on the street in the 1930’s certainly qualifies as a sartorial. Filmed by Ivan Besse in the small South …

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