Gallery of 1930s-1950s Vintage Clothing

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Chanel evening dress 1930s

Chanel couture silk lace/tulle dress, c.1937. Label: Chanel with couture number on the back. Featured in the Chanel exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Worth evening dress 1930s

Worth sequined evening gown, c.1930. See the Doyle Couture Auction catalogue listing #520, April 2003 for provenance.

Evening gown 1930s

French gold sequined evening gown, c.1930. Label: Made in France.

Beaded dress 1930s

Beaded net evening dress, 1930s.

Lanvin-Castillo 1950s

Lanvin-Castillo satin ball gown with metallic embroidery, c.1950. Labels: Jeanne Lanvin/Paris and Castillo.

Ferragamo shoes 1950s

Ferragamo beaded mesh evening shoes with gold stiletto heels, c.1950. Insole stamped "Ferragamo's Creations/Florence Italy."

Evening gown 1950s

Nan Duskin floral silk taffeta evening gown, 1950s. Label: "Nan Duskin/Philadelphia."

David Hart dress 1950s

David Hart lace/satin party dress, 1950s.

Augustabernard dress 1930s

Augustabernard bias-cut satin evening gown, c.1930. Label: Augustabernard with a stamped couture number on the back.

Adrian hat 1940s

Adrian custom designed straw hat with grosgrain ribbon trim, c.1940. Label: Adrian Custom.

Dior evening dress 1950s

Dior-New York silk chiffon evening gown, c.1950. Label: "Christian Dior-New York/Original."

1930s lace dress

Silk lace/satin evening dress, c.1930. Label: "Jessie Franklin Turner/200 Park Avenue/New York."

Mainbocher evening gown 1950s

Mainbocher color-blocked satin evening gown, 1950s.

Worth evening dress 1930s

Worth asymmetrical silk crepe evening dress trimmed with sequins and rhinestones, 1930s.

Worth evening dress 1930s

Worth bias-cut silk crepe evening gown, c.1930. A small label of the model name and number reads "19020/10756 ARÔME robe."

Hulitar evening gown 1950s

Philip Hulitar floral silk evening gown with silk organza train, c.1950.

Lace dress 1930s

French silk lace dress, 1930s. Label: "Made in France".

Marcel Rochas dress 1930s

Marcel Rochas numbered couture evening ensemble, c.1937. The bolero jacket is trimmed with feathers.

Lanvin-Castillo 1950s

Lanvin-Castillo jeweled silk organza evening jacket with matching obi sash, c.1950. Labels: "Made in France/Jeanne Lanvin/Paris" and "Castillo."

Lanvin lace cape 1930s

Lanvin hooded lace/tulle cape with gold sequins and embroidery, c.1930. Label: "Jeanne Lanvin/Paris/22.Faubourg St. Honoré."

Lucien Lelong dress 1930s

Lucien Lelong silk tulle evening gown with original silk slip, c.1930. Label: "Lucien Lelong/16/Avenue Matignon-Paris."

Gallenga stenciled coat 1930s

Gallenga hand-stenciled silk velvet coat, c.1930. Label: "Gallenga/Roma-Firenze."

Hattie Carnegie evening dress 1950s

Hattie Carnegie beaded silk evening dress, c.1950. White label: Hattie Carnegie.

Ferragamo beaded shoes 1940s

Ferragamo beaded satin evening sandals with wedge heels, c.1940-42. Insole stamped "Ferragamo's Creations/Florence Italy."

Sequined evening jacket 1940s

Sequined tulle evening jacket, c.1940.

Charles James bodice 1950s

Charles James velvet evening bodice, c.1949. Attribution: The Genius of Charles James by Elizabeth Ann Coleman, pp. 36, 42, 50-51, 122.

Rudolf party dress 1950s

Rudolf beaded silk peau-de-soie party dress, c.1950. Label: "Original by Rudolf."

Ceil Chapman dress 195s

Ceil Chapman silk organza party dress, 1950s. Labels: "Ceil Chapman" & "Julius Garfinckel/Washington."

Harvey Berin dress 1950s

Karen Stark/Harvey Berin appliquéd tulle over satin party dress, c.1950. Label: "Harvey Berin Designed by Karen Stark."

Howard Greer dress 1950s

Howard Greer lace over taffeta party dress, c.1950. Labels: "Howard Greer/Beverly Hills" and "The Halle Bros. Co./Specialty Shop".

Dior evening dress 1950s

Dior-New York satin evening gown, c.1950. Label: "Christian Dior-New York, Inc."

Mme Gres dress 1950s

Madame Grès silk jersey draped evening gown, 1950s. Label: "Grès/1.Rue de la Paix/Paris."

1930s evening dress

Hollywood style beaded evening dress, 1930s.

1930s lace dress

Black lace & velvet evening dress, 1930s.

Maggy Rouff evening coat 1930s

Maggy Rouff silk damask evening coat with jewelry-style clasp at waist, c.1938. Label: "Maggy Rouff/Ave. des Champs-Elysées/136.Paris.136."