23 September 2009

Vogue and the V&A

This 40s-inspired editorial reminds me of an exhibit at my favourite museum, the V&AThe Golden Age of Couture.

‘If a seam is not quite right, that is a matter of life and death.’
—Ginette Spanier, Balmain’s directrice

1, 4. Photos by Steven Meisel for American Vogue, September 2009 2. Evening dress by Jean Dessès, by the Seeberger Brothers, 1953 3. Dress and petticoat, Pierre Balmain, 1950 5. Mid-1950s photograph by Willy Maywald of the 1947 bar suit by Dior 6. Advertisement from French Vogue, October 1948