Cocktail dress Designer: Bonnie Cashin  (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York) Date: 1953 Culture: American Medium: leather Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 15 in. (38.1 cm) Length at CB (b): 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Bonnie Cashin, 1958 Accession Number: 2009.300.1256a, b

Cocktail dress Designer: Bonnie Cashin (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York) Date: 1953 Culture: American Medium: leather Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 15 in. (38.1 cm) Length at CB (b): 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Bonnie Cashin, 1958 Accession Number: 2009.300.1256a, b

50s wedding dress? Yes please!  Great for vow renewal, IMHO.

50s wedding dress? Yes please! Great for vow renewal, IMHO.

Suit, Designer: Bonnie Cashin (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York) Date: 1950 Culture: American Medium: wool, silk

Suit, Designer: Bonnie Cashin (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York) Date: 1950 Culture: American Medium: wool, silk

1950s party dress. I'd love something like this

1950s party dress. I'd love something like this

Woman's Cocktail Dress, Norman Norell, ca. 1958, American; Synthetic jersey bodice; silk faille skirt

Woman's Cocktail Dress, Norman Norell, ca. 1958, American; Synthetic jersey bodice; silk faille skirt

Christian Dior evening ensemble from fall/winter 1954 House of Dior. Dramatic and austere sensibility of this gown results from Dior's choice of a somber color, heavy weight textile and design of the piecing at the front of the bodice. The elegant line at the waist that transverses the hip however, offsets what might have been an overly severe look otherwise, as does the choice of the light colored wrap. The use of decorative self buttons and tailored self bows are a hallmark of Dior's…

Christian Dior evening ensemble from fall/winter 1954 House of Dior. Dramatic and austere sensibility of this gown results from Dior's choice of a somber color, heavy weight textile and design of the piecing at the front of the bodice. The elegant line at the waist that transverses the hip however, offsets what might have been an overly severe look otherwise, as does the choice of the light colored wrap. The use of decorative self buttons and tailored self bows are a hallmark of Dior's…

Pink Velvet Dress | vintage 1950s pink velvet party dress [Brightly Inspired Dress] - $128 ...

Pink Velvet Dress | vintage 1950s pink velvet party dress [Brightly Inspired Dress] - $128 ...

Ballgowns from the 1950s

Ballgowns from the 1950s

Kinda looks like what the Winkies wore in the "The Wizard of Oz"...but, still love it! :)

Kinda looks like what the Winkies wore in the "The Wizard of Oz"...but, still love it! :)

Oh my goodness - what a dress - Jean Desses (Fashion designer born in Egypt, 1904-1970) silk petal dress

Oh my goodness - what a dress - Jean Desses (Fashion designer born in Egypt, 1904-1970) silk petal dress

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