Tuesday, March 23, 2010

San Francisco - Part 2

The best shot I could get of the front of the Dior wedding gown. The bodice was a double layer of silk organza, princess seamed with cap sleeves cut in one with the bodice. The edges were bound in some way. The waist detail is the same shiny silk dupioni that the back bow is made of.

Close-up details on a late '30s/early '40s gown. The dress was floor length with a bias cut skirt, short sleeves with matching gathered darts, and no sign of the original full slip that must have gone with this sheer and completely feminine gown.

My friend was lucky enough to get several lovely hair-dos from the Bakelite Lady at the show.

A close-up of hand smocking on a casual day dress.
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