Category: vintage fashion

Ava Gardner in a publicity photo for The Kille…

Ava Gardner in a publicity photo for The Killers, 1946, wearing a gown by Vera West

Two ladies on Fifth Avenue, New York, 1944, a …

Two ladies on Fifth Avenue, New York, 1944, a photo by Elizabeth Timberman

Christian Dior begins work on a dress for Ava …

Christian Dior begins work on a dress for Ava Gardner at his atelier in Paris, 1956, photo by Willy Maywald

Joan Bennett, 1939, wearing a Schiaparelli hat

Joan Bennett, 1939, wearing a Schiaparelli hat

“I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much.”

Fashion photo by George Platt Lynes for the Lo…

Fashion photo by George Platt Lynes for the Lord & Taylor department store, New York, 1940

Lynes is known now for his inventive male nudes, but they were only published after his death. While living, he supported himself with fashion and portrait photography. Lord & Taylor recently announced its flagship store in New York will close.

A model descends a staircase wearing a gown by…

A model descends a staircase wearing a gown by Jean Dessès, Paris, 1950, photo by Willy Maywald

The divine Dovima models a dress and pleated c…

The divine Dovima models a dress and pleated cape by Jacques Fath in a photo by Henry Clarke, 1956

Marie-Hélène Arnaud in a fashion photo by Geor…

Marie-Hélène Arnaud in a fashion photo by Georges Dambier, Paris, 1957

Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth  (Leo McCarey, …

Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth  (Leo McCarey, 1937) wearing a gown and fur coat by Robert Kalloch

Model wears a Balenciaga suit in a photo by Ge…

Model wears a Balenciaga suit in a photo by Georges Saad, 1956