Chanel the '50s

Lady in waiting - US Elle, Jan. 2012 photographer: thomas whiteside stylist: christopher niquet model: suzie bird hair: dennis gots make-up: maud laceppe

The most glamourous of decades was probably the 1950′s with designers as: Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Jaques Fath, and of course Coco Chanel.    Probably more than anyone else, Christian Dior redefined the look of women after the war years, with his bell suit and tiny waists. Grace Kelly was a great fan of this style. A master at shapes and silhouettes, he died before the decade was out in 1957.

The most glamourous of decades was probably the 1950′s with designers as: Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Jaques Fath, and of course Coco Chanel. Probably more than anyone else, Christian Dior redefined the look of women after the war years, with his bell suit and tiny waists. Grace Kelly was a great fan of this style. A master at shapes and silhouettes, he died before the decade was out in 1957.

Chanel Summer Dress, 1956 {Augusta Auction} | It’s actually a stole, but like the idea of lace overlay, strapped bodice, hem treatment

1956 CHANEL COUTURE SUMMER PARTY DRESS, Strapless bodice of chocolate brown & white stripe silk w/ CF bow, full skirt of dotted cream silk over synthetic gauze, lace-trimmed underskirt, matching stole

Chanel - 1956 - Dinner dress of Grecian simplicity in black chiffon - Realities Magazine

Chanel, A stream of silver paillettes circles the long torsoed bodice and forms cascades along either side and down the front of the skirt in this strapless gown of filmy white tulle.

Ensemble Chanel 1954

This suit is by Coco Chanel for spring/summer Chanel reopened her house after retirement upon the popularity of the New Look. Her looks were classic Chanel with cardigan suits and tailored shapes.

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