Elsa Schiaparelli by Hans Wild (1947)

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Elsa Schiaparelli by Hans Wild, may 1947 via

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Elsa Schiaparelli by Hans Wild, may 1947 via

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Elsa Schiaparelli by Hans Wild, may 1947 via

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Amazing Vintage Photos of Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon (1945)

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Lee via

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

 

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

Claire McCardell Wearing Amazing Dresses of Her Own Creation (1945)

Claire McCardell (May 24, 1905 – 1958) was an American fashion designer in the arena of ready-to-wear clothing in the 20th century. She is credited with the creation of American sportswear.

In 1942, McCardell created her famed “Popover Dress.” It was a response to a Harper’s Bazaar challenge to create something fashionable you could wear to clean the house and then wear to a cocktail party. The simple grey dress came with a matching potholder which fit into the dress’s pocket. The “Popover Dress” sold for $6.95 and over 75,000 were sold in the first season alone.

These dresses became a staple of McCardells collections and over time she made version in different lengths and fabrics. The “Popover Dress” received a citation from the American Fashion Critics Association and in 1943, McCardell won a Coty Award.

Beginning in 1945, McCardell was featured as an “American Look” designer by Lord & Taylor’s department store.  In 1946, McCardell won the Best Sportswear Designer Award and in 1948 she won the Neiman-Marcus Award.

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Claire McCardell in a Dress of her creation, 1945 via

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Claire McCardell in a Dress of her creation, 1945 via

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Claire McCardell in her Futuristic Dress (cut only of triangles), photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1945 via

Iconic 1960s Model Jean Shrimpton in New York by David Bailey (1962)

Jean Shrimpton’s (1942) was a fashion model and icon of Swinging London. Her  career rose to prominence through her work with photographer David Bailey.

Of Jean Shrimpton, Bailey said:

She was magic and the camera loved her too. In a way she was the cheapest model in the world – you only needed to shoot half a roll of film and then you had it. She had the knack of having her hand in the right place, she knew where the light was, she was just a natural.

Shrimpton’s first photo session with Bailey was in 1960 (either for Condé Nast’s Brides on 7 December 1960 or for British Vogue). She started to become known in the modelling world around the time she was working with Bailey.

Shrimpton has stated she owed Bailey her career, and he is often credited for discovering her and being influential in her career.

In turn, she was Bailey’s muse, and his photographs of her helped him rise to prominence in his early career.

 

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David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962

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David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962  via

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David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962  via

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David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962  via

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David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962  via

Hippie Chic Ossie Clark Dress by Norman Parkinson (1970)

Raymond “Ossie” Clark (1942 – 1996) was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era.

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Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via

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Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via

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Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via