AVEDON - PARIS 1956




PARIS BARES THE SHOULDERS




mille-feuille layerings of snowy white net burst into a great ruffly fantail - by lanvin-castillo










strapless in purple velvet over white chiffon
lanvin-castillo









A GREAT WAVE OF CHIFFON


balmain winds two shades of chiffon - one rosy, one rosier - over the bosom of a straight-shafted evening dress falling in long, sinuous draperies into the hemline; then floats a huge, rose satin scarf from one shoulder







WINTER FLOWERINGS, PRINTED ON SATIN



suzy parker wears dior's full-skirted ball dress of satin flowered like lace in deep gray over red










suzy parker in dior's sea green chiffon crossing in folds at the bosom and knotted high and to the side







THE CAPES OF PARIS


dior







THE SUITS OF PARIS


dior







PARIS HAS A NEW HAT


jacques fath's plushy, pure white felt toque







PARIS COATS: INFLUENCED BY CAPES


dior mounts the sleeve of his giant greatcoat almost at the waist - and channels its fullness into a narrow cuff






Carmel Snow's Paris Report
Harper's Bazaar September 1956
Photography: Richard Avedon



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