Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Maggi Eckardt, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Film und Frau', Berlin, c.1963

Elinor in white gown and Grit Hübscher in black velvet gown by Sinaida Rudow, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Film und Frau', Autumn/Winter 1955-56.

Grit Hübscher in brocade evening coat with fox fur cuffs by Staebe-Seger, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Berlin, 1955

Actress Marina Vlady, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Film und Frau', Göttingen, 1954

Actress Nadja Tiller, photo by F.C. Gundlach for the 'Elegante Welt' magazine, Stuttgart, 1952

Lena Madsen in day-suit by Staebe-Seger, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Berlin, 1955

"Petticoat", modeled by Polly Pröhl, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1959

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A court shoe of printed fabric, graced by a flat bow, designed by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior c.1952, photo by Sacha Van Dorssen, 1987

"Vilmorin" is the name of this two-piece skirt and blouse (only the blouse is shown) in the most delicate embroidery of daisies on white organza by Christian Dior, 1952, photo by Sacha Van Dorssen, 1987

"May", Dior's armful of flowers shading from purple to pink, and green leaves, embroidered on white organza (the top shown here), 1953, photo by Sacha Van Dorrsen

"May" is what Dior called this lovely two-piece (skirt shown here) of intricate embroidery on white organza, 1953, photo by Sacha Van Dorssen, 1987

Rose Marie in Dior's calf-length evening dress in gold and pink brocade called "Istanbul" or "Sheherazade", photo by Willy Maywald, 1956

Simone is wearing Dior's showy cocktail dress in white taffeta printed with flowers, photo by Tom Kublin, 1956

Detail of exquisite mother-of-pearl embroidery on Dior's white satin evening dress from 1956, photo by Sacha Van Dorssen, 1987

Dior's 'New Look' dress is explained by the master with the help of his cane (worn here by house model Victoire), 1947

Marlene Dietrich wearing gown by Dior in Alfred Hitchcock's "Stage Fright", 1950

Dior's two-piece suit in Cordoba wool, worn with a silver fox muff, photo by Maywald, 1954

Renée Breton in Dior's H-Line of black wool crépe, an ensemble that broke with seven years of variations on the 'New Look', photo by Maywald, 1954

Bettina in Dior's simple but elegant dinner dress, photo by Frances McLaughlin, 1952

Wenda Parkinson is wearing the 'Zigzag Line' in grey flannel by Dior, photo by Clifford Coffin, 1948

Monday, January 11, 2016

Dior house models wearing his designs, photo by Loomis Dean for Life, Paris 1957
From top left clockwise: Reneé Breton, Victoire, Alla, France, Lucky, Catherine, Svetlana, Simone and Olga.

Model in evening dress called "Caracas" of rose-printed shantung in the popular Empire-Line from Dior's London 1957 Spring Collection, photo by George W. Hales.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Renée Breton is wearing 'Tambourin' a short evening dress of black silk faille from Christian Dior's Autumn/Winter Collection of 1955-56, photo by Mike de Dulmen, Paris, 1955

Wenda Parkinson in asymmetrical silk-satin evening gown from Dior's Autumn/Winter 1948 Collection, photo by Clifford Coffin, American Vogue, October 15, 1948

Barbra Streisand wearing voluminous silk chiffon evening pajamas by Marc Bohan for Dior, photo by Richard Avedon, 1966

Fashion editor Diana Vreeland and Lee Radziwill look on at a Christian Dior fashion show, c.1962

Designer Marc Bohan with two models wearing pieces from his 1964 Spring collection for Christian Dior, photo by Frank Horvat.

Singer/actress Petula Clark, 1950

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Petula Clark investigating a watch timer at the British Industries Fair at Olympia, 1955

Elizabeth Taylor with second husband Michael Wilding, 1953

Sir Laurence Olivier and Lady Olivier (Vivien Leigh) meeting with Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller at London Airport, 1956

Close-up of Marilyn Monroe, 1956

Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during a press conference for "The Prince and the Showgirl" in London, 1956

Audrey Hepburn arrives at Heathrow airport to attend the European film premiere of "Breakfast at Tiffany's", 1961

Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer arriving in London, 1954

Jean Shrimpton at Heathrow Airport, 1966

Singer Paul Jones with Jean Shrimpton during the filming of "Privilege", 1966

Jean Shrimpton poses with items to be auctioned in aid of the Invalid Children's Aid Association, London, May 2, 1970
The plumed hat was worn by Mae West in the film "Myra Breckenridge", the shirt belonged to John Lennon, and the cigarette holder was used by Claudia Cardinale in "The Pink Panther".

Twiggy, 1967

Twiggy sits on a Toyota 200 GT car, 1968