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.
SILVER SATIN EVENING GOWN, 1930s Pale lavender/silver silk charmeuse, bias-cut, sleeveless, cowl neckline, open back, jeweled Deco elements on shoulder straps & at CB, floating trained back panel, labeled "NRA Code, Made Under Dress Code Authority PHB038577"
1900-1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters in soft colors, center front panel covered with iridescent sequins & metallic copper coils in floral motifs, embroidered net lace insets on bodice & at hem, chiffon lining.
HATTIE CARNEGIE BEAD ENCRUSTED GOWN, LATE 1950s White silk sheath completely covered in rows of small, white bugle beads, neckline to hip w/ rows of beaded fringe, irridescent sequin straps, CF kick pleat, labeled