Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paris Couture - 1938

Let's get back to our series on Paris couture from the 1930s.  Today, a look at evening gowns from 1938.  Which is your favorite?

Mainbocher uses gold lamé for the bodice of this bias-cut gown.  The matching cape is completely lined in lamé as well.  What an entrance maker!

Callot Soeurs gown in heavy Duchesse satin.  The bodice is red and the skirt is gray.  The waist and shoulders are covered in diamante rhinestones.  Note the corded hem.

Madeleine Vionnet halter gown in black silk velvet accented with red and purple flowers.

Lucien Lelong blue velvet one-shoulder gown with sapphire buttons down the side.

Germaine Lecomte strapless gown in red tulle with red and silver lace insets.

Nina Ricci black and gold velvet.  Note the perfect placement of the gold diamond design.

Marie-Paule black silk taffeta gown with rows of ruffles adorning the skirt.