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100

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1940s Dresses (click on image to see more detail)

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Wonderful fun ring on adjustable back with pearl grapes. It is 2 1/2 by 2 inches. $35.00 Wendy Gell

This bag is hand made in France for Freddy, one of the French designers that captured the hearts of American woman when seeking to add a touch of Paris elegance to their wardrobe. This bag is comprised ot 2 different types of glass beads, one being a cut and facted bead which affords the bag much sparkle, and the other a tiny round seed bead. Together they are hand stitched into an intricate pattern of very decorative swirls which feels very deco. $195.00 Waldport Vintage

Vintage late 30s or early 40s old Celluloid necklace. Teal Green colored rosettes, with oval shaped beads and clear bead accents. Old style barrel clasp. Necklace is 17 inches long.  There are 4 rosettes on this piece that measure 3/4 inches each. $49.75 Waldport Vintage

This is a great looking vintage 2 pc dress or suit. Labeled Glenhaven, Ltd.
The fabric is a crisp faille.Covered buttons; peplum design; tie collar; New Look dolman sleeves with gussets, padded shoulders; metal zipper skirt. $29.99 Vintage Fashion and Art

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1940 Elsa Schiaparelli Dinner Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1940 to 45 Elsa Schiaparelli Metropolitan Museum of Art,NY.

1940 Dress | Utility  

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1940 to 1943 Balenciaga Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1941 Henri Bendel Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1942 Molyneux, Edward

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1942 Valentina Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1942-45 Hartnell, Norman 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1943 Woman's Love and Tears Gilbert Adrian 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1943 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1944 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1944 Mme. Eta Hentz Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1944 Gilbert Adrian Dinner dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1944-45 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Cristobal Balenciaga

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Claire McCardell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Gilbert Adrian Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1940 to 45 Elsa Schiaparelli Metropolitan Museum of Art,NY

1940 to 45 Elsa Schiaparelli Label Metropolitan Museum of Art,NY

1946 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1946 Nettie Rosenstein Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1946 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Edwin Hardy Amies Dress 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1947 Balenciaga Dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Charles James Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Evening dress in two parts Gilbert Adrian   

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1947 Mainbocher Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1947 House of Balenciaga for Bergdorf Goodman Evening Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1947 Bergdorf Goodman Label Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1948 Cristóbal Balenciaga 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1948 Cristobal Balenciaga

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948 Elsa Schiaparelli Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Mainbocher Label

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948 Mainbocher Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Normal Norell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

late 1940s Balenciaga Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Jean Desses Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Jacques Fath Evening dress  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Mainbocher Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 Elsa Schiaparelli 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1949 Cristóbal Balenciaga 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1949 Hattie Carnegie Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1949 Jean Desses Evening dress Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1949 to 50 Christian Dior Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

late 1940s Gilbert Adrian Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 to 50 Pauline Trigere Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 House of Balmain 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

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1940 Elsa Eschiaparelli, Evening dress 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1940 to 45 Elsa Schiaparelli Lbl Metropolitan Museum of Art,NY.

1940s Fortuny Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1940s Hattie Carnegie Label Metropolitan Museum of Art

1941 Anne Lowe Wedding Metropolitan Museum of Art

1941 Anne Lowe Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1942 Gilbert Adrian

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1942 Charles James Evening 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

1940s Valentina Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1942 Mark Mooring Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1943 Womans dress:  Roan Stallion, Gilbert Adrian 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1943 to 47 Jacques Fath Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1943 to 47 Jacques Fath Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1944 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1944 Gilbert Adrian Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1944 Gilbert Adrian Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1944 Charles James Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1944 Gilbert Adrian Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1945 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1945 Jo Copeland Dinner dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1945 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1946 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1946 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1946 Charles James Dinner dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1946 Claire McCardell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Gilbert Adrian 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1947 House of Dior Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Topolski, Feliks 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1947 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1947 Charles James Evening 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947-49 House of Patou Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948 Balenciaga Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Mainbocher Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1940s Hattie Carnegie Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Ceil Chapman Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948-49 Christian Dior Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948 Tina Leser Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Normal Norell label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 to 49 Charles James Wedding dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Marguery Bolhagen Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Jean Desses Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

1948 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Jean Desses Evening dress Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1948 to 49 Mainbocher Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 Cristóbal Balenciaga, Evening dress in three parts, Spanish,

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1949 Jacques Fath, Evening dress and petticoat  

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1949 to 50 House of Dior Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1949 Edward Molyneux Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

late 1940s Gilbert Adrian Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

late 1940s Gilbert Adrian Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 to 50 Pauline Trigere Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1940 Evening dress in two parts (dress) Bergdorf Goodman  

from Museum of Fine Art, Boston

1940 Elizabeth Hawes Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1940 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1941 Charles James Dinner dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1942 Bonnie Cashin Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1942 Gilbert Adrian 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1942 Mark Mooring for Bergdorf Goodman, Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1942 Bergdorf Goodman Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1940 to 45 Hattie Carnegie, Norman Norell Designer  Metropolitan Museum of Art

1940s Hattie Carnegie Label Metropolitan Museum of Art

1944 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1944 Mme. Eta Hentz Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1944 Gilbert Adrian Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1944 Adrian 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

1944 to 55 Christian Dior Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1945 Womans dress, Marylyn 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1945 Charles James Evening dress with cape, photo below Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Charles James Evening dress without cape, photo above Metropolitan Museum of Art

1945 Valentina Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1945 Valentina Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1945 Madame Gres Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1945 to 55 Charles James Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1946 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1946 Gilbert Adrian Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1946 Balmain Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1946 Pierre Balmain Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1946 Mainbocher Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Victor Stiebel Day dress 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1947 Womans dress in two parts (underslip) Mary Ruby 

from Museum of Fine Art, Boston

1947 Balenciaga Dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Claire McCardell Ensemble Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1947 Jacques Fath Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1947 Christian Dior Evening dress  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Evening dress | Jean Dessès © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1948 Wedding dress and shoes | Molyneux, Edward 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1948 Charles James Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art

1940s Hattie Carnegie Label

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948 Ceil Chapman Wedding 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1948 Mme. Eta Hentz Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948-49 Gilbert Adrian Dinner Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948 Elsa Schiaparelli Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1940s Hattie Carnegie Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art

1948-49 Marie-Blanche di Pietro Metropolitan Museum of Art

1949 Jacques Fath Dress w/swag 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1949 Charles James Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art

1949 Jacques Fath, Summer day

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1949 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1949 Claire McCardell Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

late 1940s Claire McCardell

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 Jeanne Lanvin Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 to 51 Jacques Fath label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949-50 Jacques Fath Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1949 to 51 Jacques Fath Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY