For the summer of 1961, the maillot was still the most popular swimsuit style. That's not to say these aren't sexy though!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
New this week at Couture Allure are more vintage dresses for spring and summer, a fabulous fur stole and loads of vintage earrings. Be sure to check our What's New pages to see all the latest listings!
|1960s DePinna cotton roses dress with back drape.|
|1960s cotton pique polka dot dress.|
|1950s cotton stripe full skirt dress.|
|1960s Patullo Jo Copeland orange silk dress.|
|1950s luxurious fur stole.|
|Vintage 60s beaded dangle earrings.|
Labels: what's new
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
|From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute, ca. 1969-71|
|Cocktail dress covered in glass beads and paillettes, ca 1967|
Forquet retired from the world of fashion in 1971 when he closed his atelier. Since then, he has devoted his talents to interior and garden design.
Labels: federico forquet
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
few to choose from on the site. Shift dresses are so easy to wear. Every gal should own at least one!
Labels: customer photos
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
identical dress for sale on my website! Well, I did until I posted about it on my Facebook page. The dress sold last night to a very lucky gal who will have her own "Mad Men" moment when she wears it. She has promised to send photos when she does wear it and I'll be sure to post them here for you. But if you'd like to see photos of the details of the decorations on the sleeve and hem, click on into the listing. This dress is amazing!
I love my job.
Monday, April 23, 2012
|Striped insets are expertly matched to form diamond patterns at the shoulders and sleeve cuffs.|
|Shimmering beading and a teardrop cutout adorn this suit.|
|Outrageous pointed peplum. Note the seam in the skirt that matches the line of the peplum.|
|The cutting and matching of the stripes here is an engineering marvel.|
|The precision required by a seamstress to match stripes like this is mind boggling.|
|A sweeping striped cape is made from the same fabric used for the sleeves on the suit.|
Sunday, April 22, 2012
This week at Couture Allure, we've added several full skirted cotton dresses from the 50s and 50s-style full skirted dresses from the 80s. Stay cool this summer! Visit our What's New pages to see all the latest listings.
|1950s Jonathan Logan white cotton dress|
|1960s pleated floral full skirt dress|
|1950s cotton full skirt dress with butterflies|
|1980s 50s style full skirt cotton roses dress|
Saturday, April 21, 2012
For Spring 1956, Christian Dior used white point d'esprit lace to construct this pure confection of a gown. Remember I showed you polka dots earlier this week? Point d'esprit is basically polka dotted netting. I am in love.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Labels: raquel torres
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Noted sportswear designer Tom Brigance had some fun playing with drawstrings and hemlines in 1958. Watch how these fashions, modeled by Suzy Parker, change from one look to another for vacation and resort versatility.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Polka dots were a big hit for the spring of 1956. Everyone was wearing them! Here, a look at some polka dotted fashions, all from one issue of a high fashion magazine in March, 1956. Enjoy!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
In 1941, Lastex was combined with gabardine to make these shoes. The back of the shoes and the heels are leather, but this was a smart idea during the shortages of war. Here, the shoes are described as "these Fashion Plates flattering your foot as your pet girdle flatters your figure." Pet girdle.....really?????