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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