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.

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