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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Roberto Capucci. The 'Nove gonne' or 'Nine Dresses' dress is comprised of nine layers of fabric making up the bottom half and train of the dress. Created in 1956. There is also a pin of a model in this dress in B&W.

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Roberto Capucci. The 'Nove gonne' or 'Nine Dresses' dress is comprised of nine layers of fabric making up the bottom half and train of the dress. Created in 1956. There is also a pin of a model in this dress in B&W.

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

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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

Charles James dress 1957

THE VINTAGE THIMBLE

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...

Balenciaga, 1951

Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts

Cristóbal Balenciaga, Designer (Spanish, 1895-1972)

Courrèges, 1965

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Chanel Haute Couture, 1963

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Balenciaga Haute Couture, printemps-été 1958 | lot | Sotheby's

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Givenchy Haute Couture, circa 1972 | lot | Sotheby's

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Pierre Cardin Haute Couture, 1962 | lot | Sotheby's.

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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…

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, 1969. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Cristobal Balenciaga - Day dress, ca. 1960–64

Кристобаль Баленсиага: инфант моды

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Suit, fall/winter 1938–39 Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Wool Gift of Mrs. J. R. Keagy, 1974 (1974.338.1a,b) NOT ON VIEW   Last Updated February 28, 2012

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...