Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Vintage Inspiration: “Styx” Gown, c.1936 by American Designer Elizabeth Hawes

Yikes!  It has been over a month since my last blog post.  Well, if I still have any readers left, take a look at this 1930s gown from American Designer, Elizabeth Hawes.  It’s a beauty!  I particular love how the gathered bust appears to flow into pleats under a criss-cross of fabric.  The color choice in this design makes it all the more interesting, don’t you think?  Now, while you’re distracted by a gorgeous dress, I’m going to go make a schedule to keep up with this blog!

"Styx" gown, circa 1936, by designer Elizabeth Hawes

“Styx” gown, circa 1936, by designer Elizabeth Hawes

Vintage Inspiration: 1972 Halston Jersey Dress

The 1970s has been a current design inspiration for upcoming Spring 2015 season.  I know, I know.  It’s just starting to get cold and I’m talking about the Spring collections.  You will see the trend in Fall apparel as well.  The billowing nature of the 1970s gowns and sleek jersey knit materials will be used by a range of clothing companies.  Today’s vintage inspiration is a Halston silk, jersey knit dress with a plunging neckline.  This gown, circa 1972 is part of The FIT Museum’s collection.

Halston Dress circa 1972


I could just see Jennifer Lawrence’s character from American Hustle wearing this dress!

Vintage Inspiration: Norman Norell for Hattie Carnegie, c. 1932 Dress

I can’t seem to get enough of this dress lately!  I’ve pinned it multiple times over the last few days and each time, a message pops up that I already have included it in a previous collection.  I must be head over heels for this flirty little 1930s number!  It is a simple silhouette by Norman Norell for the Hattie Carnegie design house.  The dress is belted at the waist to accent a lady’s curves and the perfect amount of flair swishes delicately at the hemline.

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