Bettina Ballard was the fashion editor of Vogue Magazine Through the 1940s and 1950s.  Bettina Ballard arriving at Balenciaga at 9:15am to select clothes while wearing a Balenciaga suit.  In the car are the coats and hats of the other fashion houses she will visit that day.

Bettina Ballard was the fashion editor of Vogue Magazine Through the 1940s and 1950s. Bettina Ballard arriving at Balenciaga at 9:15am to select clothes while wearing a Balenciaga suit. In the car are the coats and hats of the other fashion houses she will visit that day.

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Henry Clarke was the great fashion photographer of Haute Couture in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Henry Clarke was the great fashion photographer of Haute Couture in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Coat (front view) | Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895-1972) | France, Fall 1950 | Beige wool duvetyn | The simplicity of Balenciaga's most innovative designs is perfectly realized in this garment. The visible folds are formed and anchored to a ribbon that runs inside the upper part of each sleeve, from the neckline to cuff, and the folds are tacked to the ribbon at approximately four inch intervals | The Museum at FIT

Coat (front view) | Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895-1972) | France, Fall 1950 | Beige wool duvetyn | The simplicity of Balenciaga's most innovative designs is perfectly realized in this garment. The visible folds are formed and anchored to a ribbon that runs inside the upper part of each sleeve, from the neckline to cuff, and the folds are tacked to the ribbon at approximately four inch intervals | The Museum at FIT

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