After the austerity of 1940's War Era fashions, designers, with ready access to fabulous new materials, found delight once again in elegance. This November 1954 feature from McCall's magazine showcases creations from the top designers of the era. These names are still familiar and have endured the rigorous test of time that the fickle world of fashion imposes. A bit of eye candy for vintage enthusiasts but many of these or simimlar styles are readily available as vintage patterns allowing the seamstress to recreate with artistic license.
|McCall's 4868 Vogue 4884 Vogue 4941 Vogue 4513 Anne Adams 4662|
A sampling of elegant selections from my CynicalGirl shop on Etsy.
|Vogue 4270 McCall's 5200 Simplicity 4584 Vogue 7512 McCall's 9662|
Elegant samplings from my CynicalGirl shop on Bonanza.
Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Jacques Fath, lanvin-Castillo, Jacques Heim, Maggy Rouff, Madeline de Rauch and Patou.
Less formal but every bit as elegant are these lovely dresses for day or evening cocktail attire.