Wilhelmina on the cover of Vogue, 1962. Photo: Gene Laurents.
Dovima wearing cloche by Balenciaga. Photo taken by Avedon at Cafè des Deux Magots, August 1955.
I want my wedding gown to have details like this.
Dress, circa 1915-1918. Very sheer cloth, loosely woven of fine, ecru-colored thread. Square neckline, black velvet yoke. Shoulders back and front center embroidered w/heavy black and white silk floss; heavy white lace. Bodice gathered to waist; long, loose sleeves whose cuffs are decorated w/black velvet, black chiffon, and same black and white embroidery. Via Detroit Historical Society.