Saturday, July 23, 2011

Clothing of 1939: A further sampling from The Met Museum

I’m enamored with fashion from 1939, as you can tell if you have read my blog for a few months. Here are few more items dated 1939 from The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum.

Silk dress, Madeleine Vionnet

Silk and metallic dress, Madeleine Vionnet

Silk velvet jacket, Madame Grès (Alix Barton)

Silk dress “Le Gaulois,” Elizabeth Hawes

Silk dress “The Moonstone,” Elizabeth Hawes

Clay and metal sunglasses, Marcel Rochas

Silk dress “La Sirène,” Charles James

Search 1939 on this blog to see some other great pieces from that great year in fashion.


cfb said...

Wow, I recognized that Hawes dress immediately after seeing her dress at the RISD Cocktail Culture show! Hands-down my favorite dress at the show. These pieces are so amazingly modern in design yet flattering to body! A trend you would think would last in women's fashions yet seems to come and go...

T. Eliza said...

I LOVE "La Sirène"!!!

Ruby Gray's said...

That silk velvet jacket is absolutely stunning. Wow!