Women modeling hats at a fashion show at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA - 1930
Lingerie by Jacques Fath c. 1950s
Gene Tierney with Oleg Cassini, 1940’s
Elizabeth Taylor wearing an Edith Head designed dress in A Place in the Sun, 1951.
The dress had six layers of white net over a pale mint green taffeta , studded with single velvet violets, and a bodice covered in white velvet violets with green centers. It caused a sensation among prom-going young ladies that year. Manufacturers recognized the fact and had copies of the gowns ready for purchase in stores at the time of the film’s release.
Salvador Dali, Paris, 1934. Even the way he wears his tie is kind of surreal.
L’OFFICIEL DE LA MODE n°355-356 de 1951 / Page 62
Photograph by Georges Saad.
Le Petit Echo de la Mode 17 January 1932
Teeny tiny ivory lace dress worn by Hepburn for the final scene in her first proper film, Roman Holiday, in 1952.
The waist is 24 inches, the bust 34 inches. But the dress was probably smaller when it was worn by Hepburn, a fact that gives the first insight into her character.
Audrey would have all her costumes and gowns made with a generous seam allowance so that, when she gave the clothes away, which she invariably did, the new owner could let out the seams and fit them perfectly. Audrey was so generous. She liked to give things away rather than let them languish in a wardrobe.
Audrey went on to win a Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954 and wore the same lace gown designed by Edith Head, with some alterations done by her new friend the couturier Hubert de Givenchy, to collect her award.
And when her wedding to Lord James Hanson was cancelled she gave away her simple wedding gown to a poor peasant girl in Italy.
Lucille Ball c 1940’s
Linda Darnell, 1940s