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August, 1939: A model in Maggy Rouff, photographed for Harper’s Bazaar by Georges Hoyningen-Huene

Model, with artwork, wearing an evening dress by Maggy Rouff for Harper’s Bazaar, Photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene. An advocate for subtle elegance, the French designer Rouff created refined evening gowns addressing the vocabulary.

A dress with button on jacket.

The sheath became very popular in the mid although wearing it required a longline girdle. This one has the sleeveless version for informal events, and sleeves, apparently in the form of a bolero, for more formal events.

sheisanniebelle:  Jacques Fath has chosen a greige tweed for this tailored dress, the belt of which is worn on or under the vest, the blouse has a rolled collar effect. The hat of light colored felt is called “à la Garbo.” Photo Pottier, 1952

Sophie Malgat is wearing Jacques Fath’s elegant tweed day-suit, the blouse has a rolled collar and the Garbo-style cloche completes the ensemble, L’Officiel, 1952