Vogue, June 1, 1948  Cecil Beaton's iconic image of Charles James ball gowns, photographed in the salon of French & Co., New York.    Photographed by Cecil Beaton

Vogue, June 1, 1948 Cecil Beaton's iconic image of Charles James ball gowns, photographed in the salon of French & Co., New York. Photographed by Cecil Beaton

Girls in the Window by Ormond Gigli, 1960. The day before this building on East 58th was razed, Gigli posed 43 women in formal dress in the windows, some daring to step out onto the crumbling sills while Gigli directed with a bullhorn.

Girls in the Window by Ormond Gigli, 1960. The day before this building on East 58th was razed, Gigli posed 43 women in formal dress in the windows, some daring to step out onto the crumbling sills while Gigli directed with a bullhorn.

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