triple bust dart detail in a 1940s wool dress. Vintagedetail

Vintage Detail: 1940s Black Wool Dress

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French deb Niki De Saint-Phalle in Ceil Chapman, photo Arnold Newman for LIFE, Sept. 1949

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Halloween

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Fiona Campbell-Walter in slim wool belted dress, c.1955

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Ensemble 1927, American, Made of silk and wool

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color photo of the 1920s - shorpy.com

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c. late 1930's/early 1940's  I. MAGNIN & CO

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1950's

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Like Gertie said: "The shape of this bodice is utterly amazing."

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Palais de Glace Announcing the First Parisian Skating Rink with Artificial Ice - 1890

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