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Dovima wearing a pink crepe dress by Christian Dior, photographed by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, 1950.

Pre-photoshop re-touching, 1950 Dovima in narrow pink crêpe dress by Christian Dior, photo by Avedon, Harper's Bazaar,

Wool ensemble by Cristobal Balenciaga, late 1950s.

Ensemble Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian Javea) Date: late Culture: French Medium: wool Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Kay Kerr Uebel, 1974

Grey organza dress and shoulder wrap with yellow and black belt by Robert Piguet, 1951.

I'd so wear this (hat included) if I had a place to wear it. 1951 Model in a grey organza pleated stole-mantle worn over dress of same fabric, waist is belted by yellow and black ribbon, by Robert Piguet

Madame Gres dress, 1953.

Madame Grès - 1953 - © Stéphane Piera - Galliera - Roger-Viollet - Mlle love this cut

1950's Suzy Perette dress

Vintage 1950's Suzy Perette Cocktail Dress

L'exposition sur les années 1950 au Palais Galliera http://www.vogue.fr/mode/news-mode/diaporama/exposition-temporaire-les-annees-50-la-mode-en-france-1947-1957-au-palais-galliera/19542

Les années 50 s’invitent au Palais Galliera

Christian Dior, “Bonbon” [Sweetie], Afternoon dress, A/W Wool-twill, metal buttons and animal-skin belt

Bronwen Pugh (Lady Astor) in gray wool oval shaped cape over slim skirt by Pierre Balmain, photo by Georges Saad, 1957

Bronwen Pugh (Lady Astor) in gray wool oval shaped cape over slim skirt by Pierre Balmain, photo by Georges Saad, 1957

1955 Pierre Balmain

Lovely bodice and skirt waist, but must take yards of fabric. Modern skirt design possible though?

Tailleur Balmain 1954

Lucky in lightweight glazed wool suit, the jacket has rounded shoulders and shawl collar, tied at the waist with cord of same material by Pierre Balmain, photo by Pottier, 1954

#5 Années 50    Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth ou Lauren Bacall... les icônes des années 1950 sont à l’honneur des collections automne-hiver 2012-2013. Epaules douces, tailles fines, hanches arrondies et décolletés généreux, la silhouette en sablier de la décennie d'après-guerre fait des émules chez les créateurs qui se plaisent à réinterpréter le New Look de Christian Dior en version minimaliste et épurée.    Christian Dior, Jil Sander et Lanvin

Les 20 tendances mode de l'automne-hiver 2012-2013

Années 50 / Fifties by Christian Dior, Jil Sander and Lanvin

Dress by Madame Grès, 1955.

Cocktail dress Place of origin: Paris, France (made) Date: ca. 1955 (made) Artist/Maker: Grès, Madame, born 1903 - died 1994 (designer) Materials and Techniques: Spotted net Credit Line: Given by Mrs Leo dErlanger

Mode fifties - Mode années 50 - Tendances - Tendances rentrée 2010 - Etre tendance

Mode fifties - Mode années 50 - Tendances - Tendances rentrée 2010 - Etre tendance

Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova & Karen Elson by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Campaign Gorgeously ladylike. Now this is a trio to watch. Louis Vuitton has …