Model Mouche in a red floral headpiece and summer ruched halter blouse by Pablo and Delia. Photo by Barry Lategan, UK Vogue May 1972.
Jean Patchett. Model. In a photograph in profile by Erwin Blumenfeld for the famous Jan. 1, 1950, cover of Vogue, Ms. Patchett's immaculate red mouth, penciled left eye and natural beauty mark became shorthand for an entire decade. Although she worked frequently with the photographers Louise Dahl-Wolfe and John Rawlings, Ms. Patchett was most frequently associated with Irving Penn, especially after a 1949 photograph he took of her chewing pensively on a string of pearls as she sat in a cafe.
1952 evening gown fashion. I remember watching an episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy went to a designer's studio or a dress shop and tried of gown after gown. They were so beautiful and left quite an impression on little me. Even in black and white the gowns of that era were unequaled.