Sunday, 28 September 2014

Never out of Fashion No 2

Polka dots - previously there was Lace shoes

Polka dots have been fashionable since the 1840s when the polka craze swept Europe and in the typical way of advertising everything possible was connected to the new fashion.


Worth 1880s


German 1926


French late 1920s


Mainbocher 1932


Katherine Hepburn in Woman of the Year 1942


Lanvin 1949


Gres 1953


Lanvin Castillo 1956


American import 1961


The Who c1965


Biba 1972


Balmain 1987


Yves Saint Laurent 1992


Moschino 1995


Valentino 2001


Monica Belucci in Tatler (Russia) December 2011


Miu Miu 2013

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Inspiration 1948: Molyneux

Molyneux wool tartan dress with little fringed hem


Scanned from Country Life February 27th 1948

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Velvet Bolero & Evening Bag 1950

Sew a matching bolero and bag from Everywoman magazine December 1950


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