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Edith Head gown, designed for Jean Harlow.

Evening Gown, Edith Head: bias-cut chiffon, fully lined in crepe-backed satin." This gown was created by Edith Head for a fashion show to simulate Jean Harlow.

Jean Harlow by George Hurrell

Jean Harlow, born Harlean Harlow Carpenter - American film actress and sex symbol of the Photo by George Hurrell

In 1934, Princess Marina of Greece ordered her bridal gown and trousseau from Captain Edward Molyneux (1894-1974) for her wedding to the Duke of Kent. This single commission made his reputation in royal social circles and his future clients would include the Duchess of Windsor and actress Merle Oberon.

Evening Gown Edward Molyneux, 1935 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Oh, gosh, another STUNNING piece!

Just WOW!    aciddollpinup:    Wonderful Dress <3    (Source: ourmarilyn)

Tri-Cities needs to have a Gala event so I can wear a dress like this! Dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in There’s No Business Like Show Business,

Travis Banton for Carole Lombard in "No Man of Her Own", 1932

Gold Stunning V-neck Vintage Evening Gown by Travis Banton for Carole Lombard in "No Man of Her Own", 1932

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audrey hepburn in a givenchy wedding dress with black lace embellishments. Aside from my obsession all things hepburn.i love this dress!

Clothes are made up of pieces and all of those pieces have names.  One of those pieces is a triangle, and one of those names is “godet.”  This refers, specifically, to a triangle of fabric inserted between two other pieces to provide flare.   That big triangle smack in the middle of the skirt.  That right there is a godet, providing the flare necessary for locomotion in this 1930s bias-cut dress.  At some point, I promise, I will deliver my sermon on the bias and why it is the Best Thing…

Why Construction Matters; or, Not Looking Like a Piece of Your Skirt Was Shot Out of Your Own Ass

SATIN EVENING GOWN, c. Early // Pale lavender/silver silk charmeuse, bias-cut gown with cowl neckline & open back. Featuring jeweled deco elements on shoulder straps & floating trained back panel.