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Pierre Balmain, 1950 - dress styles gained popularity with the creation of Dior's postwar "New Look" in In when Dior left the army, he joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, where he and Pierre Balmain were the primary designers.

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy.  How to Steal a Million (1966).

Audrey Hepburn wearing a Givenchy black Chantilly lace dress, matching jacket and mask in How to Steal a Million,

Audrey in Yellow

Audrey did no wrong when it came to style. Audrey is wearing mimosa yellow gown by Ceil Chapman, photo by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, 1952

Evening gown, J. Franken, Brooklyn, ca. 1910. Pale celery green silk with ivory lace & silver beading. Vintage Martini  For Every Minute - Luxury Silk Lounge & Sleepwear

Evening gown, J. Franken, Brooklyn, ca. Pale celery green silk with ivory lace & silver beading. Beaded appliqué panels on unlined shoulders. Skirt w/large pleats in front.

20s  30s beach / ‘lounge’ pyjamas. They just ooze elegance  sophistication  are visually very iconic. Until the 1920s, pyjamas were pretty much only worn as sleepwear, then sometime in the 1920s they made their way outdoors as a cover-up over swimming costumes on the beaches of the French Riveria. When crepe pyjamas were first worn at the seaside, trouser wearing women were rare sight  still very much confined to beach  promenade areas.

Do you think the beach pajamas will ever make a come back? A group of fashionable women sporting beach pajamas and huge straw hats on a British beach in

John Rawlings for Vogue April, 1947 -

Model at dressing table looking into hand mirror, wearing slimming nylon satin and cotton net undergarment, and gold and diamond jewels 1947 Photo John Rawlings

vogue 1956 -

Ruth Neumann-Derujinsky looking through water-proof camera, wearing black bathing suit and black velvet bathing cap banded in red and green. Vogue, January 1956 Condè Nast Archive Photographed by Richard Rutledge.

Vintage Sleepwear  For Every Minute - Luxury Silk Lounge & Sleepwear

An Ode to Fancy Nighties, and The Best Places to Find Vintage Sleepwear Inspiration

Natalie Wood reading “Why Do I Need English.” She was the daughter of Russian immigrants, spoke Russian, and said, “I’m very Russian, you know.

Vogue 1950

Vintage - Model Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn wearing petals by Cristóbal Balenciaga photography by irving penn 1950 - monstylepin