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20th Century fashion

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Fashion from the last century which continue to influence fashion now. If you can see past the colours, fabrics and styling. It's the design ideas presented here which are still relevant and interpreted in 2013. Great fashion design does not die. Its just evolves. I have tried to date each piece as accurately as I can and added additional information about the designers as a sign of respect.

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Cristobal Balenciaga Spanish 18951972 Ensemble 195556 White silk taffeta handpainted with polychrome floral motifs Courtesy of The Henry Ford Dearborn Michigan Photograp. 1940s Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Taffeta Dress, Silk Taffeta, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Outfits, 1950s Dresses, Vintage Balenciaga

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Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972). Ensemble, 1955–56. White silk taffeta hand-painted with polychrome floral motifs. Courtesy of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan | Photography © Platon #ChinaLookingGlass #AsianArt100

(via Chicago History Museum) Charles James' 'Tree' dress, The name of the dress does not refer to the beautiful bark-like ruching it displays, but is probably a reference to one of the earlier purchasers of the design, a Mrs. Charles James, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Gowns, 1950s Style, Beautiful Gowns, Beautiful Outfits, Regal Retro, 1950s Fashion, Vintage Fashion

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Charles James “Tree” Dress This version of the Tree was executed in 1957. It is an example of James’ ability to shape his fabrics over an artificial framework, rather than a human body, and yet still...

F/W France - Cocktail dress by Crist'bal Balenciaga - Silk taffeta, silk chiffon Fall Dresses, Elegant Dresses, Vintage Dresses, Beautiful Dresses, Vintage Outfits, 1950s Dresses, Vintage Clothing, 1950s Fashion Women, Retro Fashion

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Cristóbal Balenciaga, Designer (Spanish, 1895-1972)

Courrèges, 1965 20th Century Fashion, Fashion Now, Auction, Stuff To Buy, Fashion Design, Collection, Boots

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Chanel haute couture robe de cocktail en paillettes i Coco Fashion, 1960s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Style Dresses, Vintage Outfits, Style Année 60, Fashion Creator, 20th Century Fashion, Couture Outfits

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Balenciaga evening dress, spring/summer 1958 Looks like Maticevski! Elie Saab Couture, Dress Couture, Couture Fashion, Terani Couture, Dior Couture, Juicy Couture, Fashion Moda, 1950s Fashion, Vintage Fashion

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Rencontres Couture Paris de la Collection Didier Ludot - View Auction details, bid, buy and collect the various artworks at Sothebys Art Auction Hous. Claude Montana, Givenchy, 20th Century Fashion, Organza Dress, Haute Couture Dresses, Vintage Wardrobe, Fashion Now, Silk Crepe, Paris

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Pierre Cardin Haute Couture, A green gazar evening gown with slash-effect rear bodice and trained skirt. Pierre Cardin, Vestidos Vintage, Vintage Gowns, Vintage Outfits, Timeless Fashion, French Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Retro Fashion, Sixties Fashion

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Balenciaga:A evening gown and cape from which resembles a mozzetta – an elbow-length robe worn by clerics and monks. Cristóbal Balenciaga was a devout Catholic and religious references appeared frequently in his designs. Balenciaga Work, Givenchy, Balenciaga Vintage, Christian Dior, Richard Avedon, Victoria And Albert Museum, 1960s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Couture

reviews_and_ramblings | Cristóbal Balenciaga & Nicholas Biscarondo

Evening ensemble, 1967 This evening ensemble comprises a sleeveless dress and matching cape. Firstly, it relies on deep knowledge of the sculptural possibilities of certain firm textiles, and on letting the textile determine the cut of the garments. Balenciaga worked with the Swiss textile manufacturer Abraham in creating this fabric, silk gazar. Secondly, it typifies the increasing simplicity and abstraction of his designs from the early 1960s onwards when applied decoration began to play a…

Madame Gres, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art- must have been an inspiration to Yohji Yamamoto Madame Gres, Fashion Moda, 1960s Fashion, High Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Womens Fashion, Trendy Fashion, Korean Fashion, Haute Couture Style

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The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Balenciaga is notable as one of the few couturiers in fashion history who could use their own hands to design, cut, and sew the models whi. Fashion Moda, 1960s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Petite Fashion, French Fashion, Edwardian Fashion, Retro Mode, Vintage Mode, Fashion History

Кристобаль Баленсиага: инфант моды

Подлинный новатор, он заложил принципы искусства высокого шитья, не потерявшие значения и сегодня. Он считал моделирование одежды не просто искусством, а синтетическим жанром: « Кутюрье должен быть архитектором кроя, художником цвета, скульптором формы, музыкантом гармонии и философом стиля ».…

Very harsh, foreboding look for Matron, A Machine ----------Suit, Elsa Schiaparelli. Although sinuous curves ruled the evening wear silhouette in the the strong shoulder was a dominant element as well, especially in the crisp suits of Elsa Schiaparelli. Elsa Schiaparelli, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Dresses, 1930s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Jeanne Paquin, Italian Fashion Designers, Miuccia Prada, Vintage Mode

Elsa Schiaparelli | Suit | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Design House: House of Schiaparelli (French, founded 1927). Date: fall 1938. Culture: French. Medium: wo...