Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Dresses - 1940

From the last French collections before the fall of Paris to the Germans. Hemlines are much shorter and will continue to inch up as fabric restrictions force changes in design. Here, dresses for the heat of summer from 1940.

Blue and white rayon print dress by Lucien Lelong.

Marcelle Dormoy dress in white and black organza.

Maggy Rouff printed rayon crepe dress.

Jean Patou rayon dress in two tones of green.

Robert Piguet dress in black faille with a pink and black striped vest.

Photos 1, 3, and 4 by Joflé. Photo 2 by Studio Iris. Photo 5 by Robert Rigassi.


Sal said...

Just look at all those "strong shoulders." ;)

MrJeffery said...

these are amazing finds. i love the last one.

Belle de Ville said...

These dresses really are amazing considering what was going in in France in 1940.

Aimée said...

Look at those broad shoulders! So straight! And those dresses are ... extremely beautiful!!! Nowadays, every woman wear very short skirts and tops; no more dresses!

Amy B.

PS: Come and check out my blog, too!

Gladys said...

I love that Jean Patou dress. Love love love these. I am torn between the 40's and the 60's for my favorite fashions.

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