#ThrowbackFashion Cocktail dress, 1936 by Madeleine Vionnet

Cocktail dress, 1936 by Madeleine Vionnet @Vionnet_1912 (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)

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#ThrowbackFashion Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), coat by @CardinPierre, Place Francois-Premier, Paris by Richard @Avedon via @HarpersBazaarUS, September 1957

‘Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), coat by Cardin‘, Place Francois-Premier, Paris, 1957
Published in American Harper’s Bazaar, September 1957
Richard Avedon, born 1923 – died 2004

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Materials and Techniques: Gelatin-silver print

Richard Avedon has transformed fashion photography and portraiture alike, creating an instantly identifiable aesthetic which has influenced countless others. His ‘signature’ large format studio portraits of politicians, writers and artists render the sitters “symbolic of themselves”, as he put it. His use of stark white backgrounds and life-size printing places viewers in a new relationship to the photographic image – a physical and almost confrontational one. His ability to create visual tension and surprise through unexpected contrasts is unparalleled.

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Martin Munkacsi. The Pudle Jumper 1934

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#ThrowbackFashion Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939 by Horst P. Horst via @VogueMagazine – September 1939

Vogue – September 1939
By: Horst P. Horst  (American/German, 1906–1999)

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Horst P. Horst reveals a strikingly sexy pose in this photograph, which appeared in the September 15, 1939, Vogue. Seen from behind, a model sits on a wooden bench, looking down through her arms. She wears a back-lacing corset by Detolle for Mainbocher. Horst treats her body like a living sculpture, and this piece is as much a figure study as an image of a quotidian bit of lingerie.

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Horst P. Horst (American/German, 1906–1999) started gaining acclaim in the pages of British Vogue fashion photography in the early 1930s, after meeting photographer Cecil Beaton (British, 1904–1980). The elegance in which Horst captured his subjects made him influential among a generation of photographers, including Bruce Weber (American, b.1946). A photographer for Coco Chanel for over three decades, Horst was strongly supported by members of the fashion community, including the prominent fashion editor Diana Vreeland. In addition to his fashion shots and portraiture, Horst photographed landscapes, architectural interiors, and still lifes throughout his career. Embraced by the art world, Horst began exhibiting his work in significant art galleries as early as 1932, and continued throughout his career. In 1989, Horst received the Lifetime Achievement Award of The Council of Fashion Designers of America, and in 1996, the Master of Photography Award from ICP, New York. His has been exhibited at the Fortuny Palace, Venice (1989), the Louvre, Paris (1991), the Museum Ludwig Cologne (1992), the National Portrait Gallery, London (2001), and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2007).

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#ThrowbackFashion Ensemble, 1968 by Giorgio di Sant’Angelo (American, born Italy, 1933–1989)

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#ThrowbackFashion Ensemble- 1968 by Giorgio di Sant'Angelo (American- born Italy- 1933–1989)

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Giorgio di Sant’Angelo
(American, born Italy, 1933–1989)
Date: 1968
Culture: American
Medium: spandex
Dimensions: Length (a): 45 in. (114.3 cm) Length at Side Seam (b): 50 1/2 in. (128.3 cm)

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#ThrowbackFashion Evening dress 1972 by James Galanos (American, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924)

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ThrowbackFashion-Evening dress 1972 James Galanos (American born Philadelphia- Pennsylvania- 1924)

Evening dress
James Galanos
(American, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924)
Date: 1972
Culture: American
Medium: silk, leather
Dimensions: Length at CB: 58 3/4 in. (149.2 cm)

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#ThrowbackFashion Ensemble Fall 1992 by @GEOFFREY_BEENE (American, Haynesville, Louisiana 1927–2004 New York)

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ThrowbackFashion-Ensemble Fall 1992 - Geoffrey Beene (American- Haynesville- Louisiana 1927–2004 New York)

Ensemble
Geoffrey Beene
(American, Haynesville, Louisiana 1927–2004 New York)
Date: fall/winter 1992–93
Culture: American
Medium: (a) silk, wool; (b) silk
Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 62 in. (157.5 cm) Length at CB (b): 68 1/2 in. (174 cm)

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#ThrowbackFashion Evening dress 1996 by Carolina Herrera @HouseofHerrera (American, born Venezuela, 1939)

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ThrowbackFashion-Evening dress 1996 by Carolina Herrera (American- born Venezuela- 1939)

Evening dress
Carolina Herrera
(American, born Venezuela, 1939)
Date: fall/winter 1995–96
Culture: American
Medium: silk, linen
Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm)

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#ThrowbackFashion Evening dress 1934 by Travis Banton (American, 1894–1958)

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ThrowbackFashion-Evening dress 1934 by Travis Banton (American 1894–1958)

Evening dress
Travis Banton (American, 1894–1958)
Date: 1934
Culture: American
Medium: silk
Dimensions: Length at CB: 88 in. (223.5 cm)

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#ThrowbackFashion Ensemble, 1950 by Pauline Trigère (American, born France, 1908–2002)

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ThrowbackFashion-Ensemble-1950- Pauline Trigère (American- born France- 1908–2002)

Ensemble
Pauline Trigère (American, born France, 1908–2002)
Date: late 1950s
Culture: American
Medium: wool, fur
Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 41 in. (104.1 cm) Length at CB (b): 27 1/4 in. (69.2 cm) Length (c): 29 in. (73.7 cm)

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#ThrowbackFashion Hat, 1938 by Sally Victor (American, 1905–1977)

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ThrowbackFashion-Hat- 1938 by Sally Victor (American 1905–1977)

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