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Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn wearing a mantel coat by Cristóbal Balenciaga. - Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, September 1950

Photo found on: http://the50shousewife.com/2014/10/dress-for-marriage-success-play-up-your-feminine-nature/ This is a typical 1950s dress.1950s style included feminine and romantic silhouettes - full circle skirts, fitted pencil skirts and A-line shapes - that marked women's return to home and hearth after the war years.Dior and Balenciaga are the most successful designers in this decade. And all of the beautiful changes from Dior "New look" 1947

Pierre Balmain, 1950 - dress styles gained popularity with the creation of Dior's postwar "New Look" in In when Dior left the army, he joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, where he and Pierre Balmain were the primary designers.

Severely challenged by the 1960s fashion changes such as the miniskirt and ready to wear breakthrough, Balenciaga decides to quit haute couture and France to go back to Spain. Description from theredlist.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Have you started to think about a coat for winter yet? Balenciaga designed this coat in He called this the "melon" sleeve.

This is an outfit by Cristobal Balenciaga. He was a Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior.

Fashion Models of the 1950's

33 incredibly beautiful vintage street style moments captured.

In Photos: Truly Vintage Street Style

Models Simone D’Aillencourt and Ward Purdy posiing with a whippet at Penn Station, New York, Photo by William Helburn. :) Whippets always look as if they're in need of both a hug and a doggie sweater.

A draper par excellence, Balenciaga had a stable of models at his beck and call. His favorite was Colette, she of the broad shoulders and jutting, angular hips. When fitting his tailored suits with signature nipped waists and rounded hips on other girls, he used padding to achieve a fuller silhouette. The wishbone buttoning on this 1950 suit accentuates the model’s hourglass shape.    Model wearing single-breasted skirt suit with wishbone buttoning by Balenciaga, Vogue, 1950.  Photo: Irving…

Photo By Irving Penn Balenciaga’s favorite model, Colette, in a suit from 1950 Vogue Conde Nast Publications inc 1950

#NewLook #Style Modest length, not to tight , but oh so classy.

Jean Patchett in bronze rayon suit with peplum jacket by unidentified designer, Harper's Bazaar, 1950

1960  Draping sweeps the shoulder and - with the first step - cascades into a floating panel that reveals the knee. In deep purple satin chiffon by Balenciaga.

Balenciaga, Harper’s Bazaar, Nov. 1960 Simone D’Aillencourt wearing Balenciaga in Harper’s Bazaar Nov Photo by Richard Avedon