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Liquid Glamour

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It's Silk & Satin Saturday over on the Facebook page! Gorgeous bias cut, draped and dramatic silk and satin gowns from years past. Pop over and have a look, share your own images!  Mae Clark     Carole Lombard     Anna Lee (British actress known later in life as the iconic Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital)     Martha Vickers     Burlesque performer Baby Lake      

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1937

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'37 Thursday over on the Facebook page! Stop by and look at the pretty!   Evening gowns by Marcel Rochas and Molyneux, illustration J.H Lartigue, 1937     From Harper’s Bazaar gowns by Chanel 1937     Victor Stiebel Bois de Rose satin gown with a midnight blue velvet cloak. December 1937  

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A Century of Glamour

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Today we wish Vivien Leigh a Happy Birthday on what would be her 100th by sharing images from throughout her career over on our Facebook page. LIFE has a lovely tribute as well here. Some highlights...      As Cleopatra...       As Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" (1939).....         As Blanche Dubois in "A Streetcar Named Desire"....          

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Little Edie

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Edith Head, that is! Today is the celebrated designer's birthday! Lots of pics of her work throughout the day over at the Facebook page. Pop over and take a look!  Edith....   Edith's design for Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"       Edith's design for Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina"        

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Manly Fashion

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Menswear influenced fashion throughout history but it wasn't until the 1930s that pants became an acceptable part of womens daily wear. Today we're looking at the male influence on womens wear over on the Facebook page!   Dorothea herself, my grandmother, rocking trousers in the late 1930s...   Unknown woman, 1930s....fantastic pleated pants!      Salvador Dali with Gala, matching trousers, 1930s     1940s woman in slacks and blouse....     Come on over to the FB page to see more!     

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