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Cocktail dress by Rahvis, mid-1950’s UK
Bust is 86cm/34in, waist (which is boned) is 61cm/24in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.
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Cocktail dress by Rahvis, mid-1950’s UK

Bust is 86cm/34in, waist (which is boned) is 61cm/24in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

(Left) Dress, 1960’s
(Right) Prom dress, 1950’s
The lot also contains a mid-1950’s evening dress by Thea Porter, a black prom dress from the 1950’s and two evening coats.
Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

(Left) Dress, 1960’s

(Right) Prom dress, 1950’s

The lot also contains a mid-1950’s evening dress by Thea Porter, a black prom dress from the 1950’s and two evening coats.

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

hoodoothatvoodoo:

The perfect summer striped dress and red stiletto mules, 1957.
Photo by Roger Prigent

hoodoothatvoodoo:

The perfect summer striped dress and red stiletto mules, 1957.

Photo by Roger Prigent

charlestonmuseum:

Blue satin cocktail dress, c. 1960 - pretty perfect for an early summer party. Not quite a bubble or bouffant skirt popular at that time, this style would be a bit more flattering to the wearer. The satin and velveteen flower adds a bit of interest and fun to the look. Specializing in ready-to-wear, hip fashions in the 1950s & 1960s, Lorrie Deb / San Francisco designed this cute little dress.

It was probably purchased at one of the fashionable dress shops in town.

Gift of Mrs. Margaret James in 1977

This dress is currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture

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omgthatdress:

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Ensemble

Norman Hartnell, 1952

omgthatdress:

Dress Worn by Queen Elizabeth II
Norman Hartnell, 1959

I kind of need this.  Maybe knee-length?

omgthatdress:

Dress Worn by Queen Elizabeth II

Norman Hartnell, 1959

I kind of need this.  Maybe knee-length?

omgthatdress:

Dress Worn by Queen Elizabeth II
1950s
shoesofhistory:

(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Shoes (Pumps))
Dresses, 1956 Australia, Australian Home Journal

Dresses, 1956 Australia, Australian Home Journal

Wedding dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1957 Paris, Mona Bismarck Foundation

Wedding dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1957 Paris, Mona Bismarck Foundation

Party dress by Dior, 1958 Paris
The next few posts are from an upcoming Whitaker auction

Party dress by Dior, 1958 Paris

The next few posts are from an upcoming Whitaker auction

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