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Nan Kempner: The Art of Dressing

“As slim as a stalk of celery and possibly one of the first people to have plastic surgery,” Nan Kempner was a member of fashion’s Hall of Fame and a Park Avenue hostess with the mostess. 181 more words

Robyn Armstrong Bowles (author)

Finding My Mad Hatter

Happy new year everyone!  I’m trying to start the year off right and hope to keep posting rather regularly. Since it’s in writing now, I guess we shall soon see how good I am at keeping my resolutions.   194 more words


Le Colis de Trianon–Versailles Pre World War II at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening dress, 1925
House of Worth (French, 1858–1956)
Silk, glass, metallic threads
Gift of Mrs. Harrison Williams, Lady Mendl and Mrs. Ector Munn, 1946 (C.I.46.4.20a–c) 1,968 more words

Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute

Work Uniform

From the Navy-provided caption:

Sk3C Sharlene Osler models the new uniform, consisting of dungarees slacks and chambray shirt, which will replace the present aviation coverall worn by members of the Women’s Reserve engaged in work requiring protective covering.

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The Uniform

We showed you the hats. Now here is the rest of the uniform, as WAVES wait to get fitted. The WAVES uniform was designed by the couture designer Mainbocher. 7 more words