Vintage Photos of Gorgeous Dresses by Jacques Heim

French fashion designer and costume designer Jacques Heim (1899 – 1967) ran from 1930 to his death in 1967, the fashion house House of Jacques Heim, which closed in 1969.

Under the presidency of General de Gaulle, he was appointed designer of the general’s wife, Yvonne de Gaulle. His most prominent clients were Sophia Loren,Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Mamie Eisenhower and actress Gloria Swanson. In 1956, Heim made the bikini an international sensation when Brigitte Bardot wore one of his designs.

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1964 Jacques Heim

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1960 Jacques Heim

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1959 Jacques Heim

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1959 Jacques Heim

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1958 Jacques Heim

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1956 Jacques Heim

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1956 Jacques Heim

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1952 Jacques Heim

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1951 Jacques Heim

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