Monday, April 11, 2011

Greta Plattry, 1956

 I've done a few posts about Greta Plattry in the past.  You can see some of her work from 1955 here and from 1954 here.  Her sportswear always looks so comfortable and fun while remaining on the cutting edge.  The garments shown today are from 1956.  I am in love.  Don't miss the gold metallic mules worn throughout.

Above:  Madras plaid cotton embroidered with gold and silver threads.  The sundress features a bra top and wide waistband.  Sold for $40 in 1956 (about $325 in today's dollar.)  A bare back halter top is paired with Punjab pants inspired by those of India.  Set Sold for $43 in 1956 (about $350 in today's dollar.)

The pieces above are made from a black and white mini-check cotton printed with gold stripe bands.  The camisole top sundress has a very full skirt.  Sold for $25 in 1956 (about $203 in today's dollar.)  The swimsuit is worn with a matching beach shirt.  Set Sold for $28 in 1956 (about $228 in today's dollar.)

11 comments:

AnaJan said...

I find your blog tremendously inspiring, and this post is no exception!

Deja Pseu said...

I love those punjab pants and the gold mules! Perfect for a summer party on the patio.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

AnaJan - Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words.

Pseu - Aren't they cool? I would have loved to see a photo of them with the model in a regular stance too.

Val said...

Love those dresses. I'm such a fan of 1950s silhouettes. The punjab pants remind me of the King and I, which came out, I think, about the same time. I wonder if there's a connection?

Mary Jo said...

Love, love, LOVE everything here. Thank you!

Glamoursurf said...

Yul Brenner indeed. But seriously, those punjab pants are adorable. I love the swimwear set too.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Val, that's an interesting thought. They do indeed look like Yul Brenner's pants!

Glamoursurf, I thought you'd like that swimsuit!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Mary Jo, I'm glad we now have another Greta Plattry fan!

Lea said...

Great woman!



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lovelypinup said...

Love the dresses and the beachsuit. Not so much the India-inspired attire. Beautiful overall :)

those tricks said...

Ooof the bottom dress.
I crave such a dress!!
(Though, would need aboooooout 8 more inches in the waist)

ps thanks for opening up the comments to Name/URL. yay! -stephanie

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