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(Left) Cocktail dress by Victor Steibel, late 1950’s London - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.
(Right) Evening dress by Miss Ford, ca 1957 London - Bust is 86cm/34in, waist is 61cm/24in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.
Miss Ford was a little known designer who designed clothing for Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret throughout their early lives.
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(Left) Cocktail dress by Victor Steibel, late 1950’s London - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.

(Right) Evening dress by Miss Ford, ca 1957 London - Bust is 86cm/34in, waist is 61cm/24in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.

Miss Ford was a little known designer who designed clothing for Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret throughout their early lives.

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Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s
Bust is 97cm/38in, waist is 71cm/28in, about a size 16 UK/12 US.
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Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s

Bust is 97cm/38in, waist is 71cm/28in, about a size 16 UK/12 US.

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Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s
Bust is 92cm/36in, waist is 64cm/25in, about a size 12 UK/8 US.
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Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s

Bust is 92cm/36in, waist is 64cm/25in, about a size 12 UK/8 US.

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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

TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

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?

Cocktail dress by Arnold Scaasi, ca 1958 US, the Met Museum

Cocktail dress by Arnold Scaasi, ca 1958 US, the Met Museum

Evening dress by Cecil Beaton, ca 1960 England, Kent State
Cocktail dress, 1959 US, Kent State
Evening dress by Maggy Rouff, ca 1958 Paris
"Robe de style"-inspired evening dress, ca 1958, Tirelli Costumi
Dresses, late 1950’s

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