Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Details Make the Dress, 1951

One of the things I love about vintage dresses is the amount of work that goes into the details.  Case in point, this little black dress by David Marcus from 1951.  A lot of effort went into getting that collar just right so it frames the face and neck in such a beguiling manner.  The sleeve is not just a straight thing that hangs there.  It is cut with a slight bell shape and gathered into a cuff at the elbow.  The details are interesting enough that just a simple pair of earrings are all you need.

Photo by Clifford Coffin for Vogue.