Wednesday, March 14, 2018

RIP, Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018) in his atelier, photo by Robert Doisneau, c.1960
Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy, the 6'6” French aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952, died on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the age of 91.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Capucine in hat by Dior from his Autumn/Winter Collection 1948, from the Ailée Line, photo by Richard Avedon, Paris, August 1948

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Capucine is wearing a shimmering white satin stole, encrusted with gleaming pearls and matching evening clutch, both by Christian Dior, photo by Henry Clarke, Vogue 1956

Myrtle Crawford is wearing an "en tremblent" jeweled bird of paradise hair ornament from Wartski jewellers, photo by Anthony Denney, Vogue, December 1951

Wenda Parkinson in white tulle sheath encrusted with thousands of crystals by Norman Hartnell, worn with diamond tiara, photo by Norman Parkinson in the drawing room of Warwick House, Vogue, May 1951

Model in silk faille gown by C.D. Models, worn with Topaz Emba mink stole and Boucheron diamonds, photo by Eugene Vernier, Vogue UK, October 1954

Model is wearing a small red Panama attached to a skull cap with a crisp blue veil folded into big square wings by Rose Descat, diamond brooch clipped to a sleek gold torque is by Vielle Russe, photo by André Durst, Vogue, January 1938