Monday, October 18, 2010

Vintage Evening Gowns

This is the stuff dreams are made of. Nowadays, it's not often that we get to wear full-on glamour as formal affairs seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur. It's always fun for me to hear from my customers who need a gown for a black-tie event and I try to keep a good supply of vintage evening gowns and cocktail dresses for those times. Here are a few examples from 1954 to inspire you.

Harvey Berin pale pink satin ball gown.

Mainbocher gold metallic sheath with square neckline.

Pierre Balmain satin sheath with flower appliques and train that drops from a huge hip bow.

Bergdorf Goodman custom salon draped sheath in pink or blue silk lamé.

Italian designer Simonetta white satin ball gown with allover pink velvet flowers.

Do you prefer the full skirted ball gowns, or the fitted sheaths?