Monday, January 13, 2014

Black and Crystal - 1958

I adore crystal and sparkle, which is why I adore this image.  In the fall of 1958, Gleb Derujinsky chose to photograph several evening looks amidst a plethora of crystal chandeliers for Harper's Bazaar.  I'll be showing you several of these images this week.

Take a closer look at this voluminous evening coat by Anita Modes.  While this coat may have looked a bit too much in a solid fabric, it is perfect in black lace that allows the slender black taffeta cocktail dress underneath to peek through.  The gathered pouf at the hem of the coat is in the same taffeta as the dress.  Quite striking!  Pose that black in the center of all the crystal and you have perfection!

Photo by Gleb Derujinsky for Harper's Bazaar, 1958.
Fashion editor, Diana Vreeland.