Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Paris Fashion Report 1958


Balmain
Draped mauve chiffon with trailing back

Dior
Two layers of tulle, jet-studded black over light brown, and a high velvet sash

Laroche
Warp-print satin dress with high bodice, knee-lenght. A narrow band below high ruffle holds the loosely draped back

Lanvin-Castillo
Gold damaske theater costume with fringe around the waist
{love the dark stockings and black gloves}

Cardin
Lime satin, high waisted evening dress. Back falls straight

Lanvin-Castillo
Dark gray flanel with a tiny drawstring above the bloused slightly raised waist. Mohair coat has a wide drawstring belt

Dior
Violet tweed dress with wide kimono sleeves and an obi-like band attached to the loose panel back
{Designed by a very young Yves Saint Laurent's and probably one of the first collections he showed after taking over the maison upon the sudden death of Christian Dior}

Laroche
Left: Violet coat with a high fringed band worn over a red tweed dress {my favorite color combination!}
Right: mauve suit with drawstring above the jacket ruffle
Both wear Laroche's mushroom hats


{McCall's, October 1958, article by Estelle Lane Brent}


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