Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Taking a Look Back

Charles Frederick Worth (1826–1895)
and The House of Worth

This dress was actually designed in 1925 by Charles Frederick Worth's two sons, Jean-Philippe and Gaston. The tube like dress is embellished with gold embroidery and a gold lame underlining that peeks out from the sides.

I love this dress. It is very modern and the length in the back brings a unique touch.


"Abandon" afternoon dress, fall/winter 1948–49Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded 1947)

This black dress, with its plunging neck line, is so well done. I could go out and about anywhere in this dress today and no one would know it was made in 1948.

Cristobal Balenciaga 1959

Fuchsia pink has never looked better on an evening dress. Short in the front and long in the back is brilliantly crafted with an underlay of poufy layers of feathers. Although it was made over 50 years ago, this dress is trendy and ready to wear today. I really would love to find something like this to wear to my graduation.

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