Friday, April 15, 2011

1953 Couture

I was doing some research about a couture garment recently and was struck by the popularity of stripes for the spring of 1953.  Mme. Grés seemed especially fond of striped silk for that season.  Which is your favorite?

Mme. Grés

Mme. Grés

Manquin

Schiaparelli

Mme. Grés

Maggy Rouff

14 comments:

Jen A. Miller said...

Sigh.

Anita said...

All of them! I adore when stripes come together at a seam to creat a chevron. I am actually designing a dress to sew (my first original!) that does that.

Deja Pseu said...

Stunning. Did you see materfamilias' pictures from the Mme. Grès exhibit in Paris?

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Jen - I agree completely!
Anita - Can't wait to see your new design. Chevron stripes are difficult to do!
Pseu - Yes I did see her post. I wish that exhibit had been open when we were in Paris. I'm hoping it will come to the States.

jenny @ kerrfect said...

These are all absolutely beautiful!

jgold said...

These are so lovely!!! Thanks for brightening my Friday morning with them.
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Sheila said...

The first one, easily. Wow, they just don't make 'em like this anymore!

Alexandriaweb said...

The red and white one is so pretty :)

thatdamngreendress said...

ALL of them!! oh, for a time machine...

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

My favorite is the Manguin. The way those stripes swirl around the skirt astounds me. Thanks for popping by everyone!

The Style Crone said...

I can never pick a favorite when you show such beauties!

Esz said...

Omg they're ALL amazing! WOW. Its pics like these that really make me wish that people still wore such things. I know this is hardly day wear, but even in comparison to today's red carpet looks, it wins on the glamour stakes by a long shot!

Kirsten said...

Hello,

My favorite is Madame Gres.

The April British Vogue has a spread on stripes which is fascinating. I have always loved stripes especially navy and white.

I love to read your blog (very heavy sigh) as it reminds me of how nice people used to dress and sometimes I really miss it........

Kirsten

nadine said...

I have to go with the first 'cause it looks as if her flower bodice is about to overflow & her look is still so nonchalant!

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