Wednesday, March 24, 2010

American Beauty

Isabel Toledo, diamond draped bodice dresses, Fall 2005

Charles James, Clover Dress, 1953.

Diagram by Bill Wilkinson, 1982.

Ralph Rucci, hand-knotted evening dress, Spring 2003 haute couture

Jean Yu, dress in white jersey with black grosgrain ribbon, 2006

Adrian for MGM, gown for Greta Garbo in Marie Antoinette, 1933

Adrian for MGM, gown for Greta Garbo in Camille, 1936

Adrian for MGM, gown for Joan Crawford in The Bride Wore Red, 1937

Rodarte, evening dress, Fall 2008

American beauty : aesthetics and innovation in fashion / Patricia Mears.

Photography and Egypt

Alban, Monique Vidal Sednaoui, 1950

Alban, Egyptian Diva Umm Khalthoum, c.1945

Chake Kelian, Wedding Portrait, c.1965-8

Unknown, Portrait of Nazli, 1919
Would you like to sin
With Elinor Glyn
On a tiger skin?
Or would you prefer
To err with her
On some other fur?

Photography and Egypt / Maria Golia.