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

1955 Pierre Balmain

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

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