20th Century fashion

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Fashion from the last century which continue to influence fashion now. If you can see past the colours, fabrics and styling. It's the design ideas presented here which are still relevant and interpreted in 2013. Great fashion design does not die. Its just evolves. I have tried to date each piece as accurately as I can and added additional information about the designers as a sign of respect.

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Nove Gonne (Nine Skirts), By Roberto Capucci (Italian, b. Sculpture-dress, ‘bello’ red silk taffeta, overlapping elements on the skirt. Claudia Primangeli / L. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Fashion History, Fashion Art, High Fashion, Fashion Design, Dress Fashion, 1950s Style, Moda Vintage, Vintage Mode, Vintage Outfits

The Red List

Roberto Capucci. The 'Nove gonne' or 'Nine Dresses' dress is comprised of nine layers of fabric making up the bottom half and train of the dress. Created in 1956. There is also a pin of a model in this dress in B&W.

Cristobal Balenciaga Spanish 18951972 Ensemble 195556 White silk taffeta handpainted with polychrome floral motifs Courtesy of The Henry Ford Dearborn Michigan Photograp. 1940s Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Taffeta Dress, Silk Taffeta, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Outfits, 1950s Dresses, Vintage Balenciaga

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Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972). Ensemble, 1955–56. White silk taffeta hand-painted with polychrome floral motifs. Courtesy of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan | Photography © Platon #ChinaLookingGlass #AsianArt100

(via Chicago History Museum) Charles James' 'Tree' dress, The name of the dress does not refer to the beautiful bark-like ruching it displays, but is probably a reference to one of the earlier purchasers of the design, a Mrs. Vestidos Vintage, Vintage Gowns, Mode Vintage, Vintage Outfits, Charles James, Beautiful Gowns, Beautiful Outfits, Regal Retro, 1950s Fashion

THE VINTAGE THIMBLE

Charles James “Tree” Dress This version of the Tree was executed in 1957. It is an example of James’ ability to shape his fabrics over an artificial framework, rather than a human body, and yet still...

F/W France - Cocktail dress by Crist'bal Balenciaga - Silk taffeta, silk chiffon Fall Dresses, Elegant Dresses, Vintage Dresses, Beautiful Dresses, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Clothing, 1950s Fashion Women, Retro Fashion, Vintage Fashion

Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts

Cristóbal Balenciaga, Designer (Spanish, 1895-1972)

Courrèges, 1965 20th Century Fashion, Fashion Now, Auction, Stuff To Buy, Fashion Design, Collection, Boots

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Chanel haute couture robe de cocktail en paillettes i Coco Fashion, 1960s Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Couture Mode, Style Couture, Couture Fashion, Style Année 60, Fashion Creator

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Balenciaga evening dress, spring/summer 1958 Looks like Maticevski! Fashion Moda, 1950s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Club Fashion, High Fashion, Elie Saab Couture, Terani Couture, Style Couture, Couture Fashion

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Rencontres Couture Paris de la Collection Didier Ludot - View Auction details, bid, buy and collect the various artworks at Sothebys Art Auction Hous. Claude Montana, 20th Century Fashion, Haute Couture Dresses, Organza Dress, Vintage Wardrobe, Fashion Now, White Silk, Silk Crepe, Paris

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Pierre Cardin Haute Couture, A green gazar evening gown with slash-effect rear bodice and trained skirt. Vintage Outfits, Vintage Gowns, Vintage Mode, Sixties Fashion, Retro Fashion, High Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Gothic Fashion, Pierre Cardin

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Balenciaga:A evening gown and cape from which resembles a mozzetta – an elbow-length robe worn by clerics and monks. Cristóbal Balenciaga was a devout Catholic and religious references appeared frequently in his designs. Christian Dior, Richard Avedon, Victoria And Albert Museum, 1960s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Couture, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion Goth, Fashion 2018

Evening ensemble, 1967 This evening ensemble comprises a sleeveless dress and matching cape. Firstly, it relies on deep knowledge of the sculptural possibilities of certain firm textiles, and on letting the textile determine the cut of the garments. Balenciaga worked with the Swiss textile manufacturer Abraham in creating this fabric, silk gazar. Secondly, it typifies the increasing simplicity and abstraction of his designs from the early 1960s onwards when applied decoration began to play a…

Madame Gres, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art- must have been an inspiration to Yohji Yamamoto Madame Gres, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Gowns, Vintage Mode, 1960s Fashion, Fashion Moda, High Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Korean Fashion

Exhibitions

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Balenciaga is notable as one of the few couturiers in fashion history who could use their own hands to design, cut, and sew the models whi. 1960s Fashion, Fashion Moda, Vintage Fashion, Petite Fashion, French Fashion, Edwardian Fashion, Retro Mode, Vintage Mode, Fashion History

Кристобаль Баленсиага: инфант моды

Подлинный новатор, он заложил принципы искусства высокого шитья, не потерявшие значения и сегодня. Он считал моделирование одежды не просто искусством, а синтетическим жанром: « Кутюрье должен быть архитектором кроя, художником цвета, скульптором формы, музыкантом гармонии и философом стиля ».…

Very harsh, foreboding look for Matron, A Machine ----------Suit, Elsa Schiaparelli. Although sinuous curves ruled the evening wear silhouette in the the strong shoulder was a dominant element as well, especially in the crisp suits of Elsa Schiaparelli. Elsa Schiaparelli, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Dresses, Rose Bertin, 1930s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Strong Shoulders, Italian Fashion Designers, Miuccia Prada

Elsa Schiaparelli | Suit | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Design House: House of Schiaparelli (French, founded 1927). Date: fall 1938. Culture: French. Medium: wo...