vintagegal:

Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. Photos by Mark Shaw.

wehadfacesthen:

A model wears an evening dress by Balenciaga in a 1951 photo by Philippe Pottier

wehadfacesthen:

A model wears an evening dress by Balenciaga in a 1951 photo by Philippe Pottier

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bobbycaputo:

Midcentury San Francisco as Seen by Its Most Famous Photographer

At 90, Fred Lyon is a legendary San Franciscan photographer. He is now known for capturing the ethereal feel of the city and its people, but in the 1940s and ’50s, Lyon was scrabbling to gain a footing in the magazine industry. Luckily, it was a good time to do so: San Francisco was entering a new golden age, consumed by a post–World War II hunger for creative expression. His new book,San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940-1960out last month fromPrinceton Architectural Press, is a portrait of the city bursting with life, from its streets to its stores to its grandest palaces of art and culture.

Based 3,000 miles from New York—the center of the publishing industry—Lyon was left mostly to his own devices because editors knew he could be relied upon to organize, shoot, and deliver a story on deadline. What he strove for was “seduction, creating images that demanded more space than had been planned for them,” he said via email.

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omgthatdress:

"Les Muguets"
Hubert de Givenchy, 1955
The Victoria & Albert Museum

omgthatdress:

"Les Muguets"

Hubert de Givenchy, 1955

The Victoria & Albert Museum

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ephemeral-elegance:

Lace Dress with Rosette, ca. 1950s

via Dear Golden Vintage

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foreverfranksinatra:

Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra photographed in 1946.

foreverfranksinatra:

Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra photographed in 1946.

omgthatdress:

Minidress

Paco Rabanne, 1968-1969

Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

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thefilmstage:

Photos by a young Stanley Kubrick, taken in the 1940’s while employed by Look Magazine. [x] [Set 1 of 2]

omgthatdress:

Dress
1950s
Timeless Vixen Vintage

omgthatdress:

Dress

1950s

Timeless Vixen Vintage

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 Elvis Presley photographed by Ed Braslaff, 1956

1960’s Maybelline Makeup Tutorial

perfectlymarilynmonroe:

Marilyn photographed by Eve Arnold, 1960.

perfectlymarilynmonroe:

Marilyn photographed by Eve Arnold, 1960.

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fripperiesandfobs:

Lucile Ltd. “Happiness” dinner dress, fall 1916
From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

fripperiesandfobs:

Lucile Ltd. “Happiness” dinner dress, fall 1916

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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