Vintage Couture

Collection by History By Zim

History By Zim
Ball gown Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 64 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Marietta Tree, 1965 Charles James, 1950s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Vogue, Edwardian Fashion, Vintage Gowns, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Clothing, Beautiful Gowns

Charles James | Ball gown | American | The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style," December 9, 1993–March 20, 1994.The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," May 6, 2009–August 9, 2009

Evening ensemble Design House: Fontana (Italian, founded Date: 1956 Culture: Italian Medium: silk 1950s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Outfits, 1950s Outfits, Costume Collection, Mode Vintage, Vintage Glam, Vintage Couture

Fontana | Evening ensemble | Italian | The Met

The Fontana Sisters, founded by sisters Zoë, Micol and Giovanna, opened their design house in Rome in 1943. They became an established Italian name and rose to the height of their success in the 1950s, dressing Roman aristocracy as well as film stars

1945 wool and silk "Lyre" Coat, by Charles James, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Charles James, 1940s Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion Over 40, Look Fashion, Womens Fashion, Fashion Trends


Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). "Lyre" Coat, 1945. Wool, silk. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1949 (2009.300.133a, b) #CharlesJames

Evening ensemble, Christian Dior (French, House of Dior (French, f. Dior's pairing of black & red shows a Spanish influence, with trimming-placement that references tiers in a flamenco skirt. Couture Vintage, Vintage Fashion 1950s, Vintage Dior, Moda Vintage, Vintage Mode, Vintage Style, Christian Dior Vintage, 1950s Style, Vintage Outfits

House of Dior | Evening ensemble | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Christian Dior made masterful use of surface embellishments for his evening dresses of the early 1950s. In this example from 1952, Dior's characteristic attention to detail shows in the refined placement and graduation of the embroidery and appliqué elements