Today in Fashion History

Things are a bit hectic for me this week. And so we will let history speak for itself:

Bianca Jagger, wearing a gold sequined outfit, with designer Valentino at Helmut Bergers 30th birthday Bad Taste party. (June 24, 1974 in Rome)

Bianca Jagger, wearing a gold sequined outfit, with designer Valentino at Helmut Berger's 30th birthday "Bad Taste" party. (June 24, 1974 in Rome)

Sid Caesar Looking at Hats Undecidedly (June 24, 1951): To wear or not to wear a summer hat? That was the question. After due deliberation, Sid Caesar, master of pantomime and a man of a million moods, succumbed to the inevitable wifely demand. He bought a hat. Theres a hat, it seems, for every face. But Sid Caesar reversed this. He had a face for every hat. Without further ado-here is Caesar, the mad hatter.

Sid Caesar Looking at Hats Undecidedly (June 24, 1951): To wear or not to wear a summer hat? That was the question. After due deliberation, Sid Caesar, master of pantomime and a man of a million moods, succumbed to the inevitable wifely demand. He bought a hat. There's a hat, it seems, for every face. But Sid Caesar reversed this. He had a face for every hat. Without further ado-here is Caesar, the mad hatter.

June 24, 1956, Wimbledon, England: It was ladies Day at Wimbledon when these pictures were made, and fashion was keynote among players and spectators alike, U.S. champion Maureen (little Mo) Connolly makes a pretty picture in her scallop edged tennis skirt and wicker handbag, on her way to the center court for a match. Mrs. Vic Seixas, center, and Mrs. Tony Trabert, right, wives of the two well known seeded American net stars took the fashion spotlight for spectators as they arrived to watch the womens singles matches.

June 24, 1956, "Wimbledon, England: It was "ladies Day" at Wimbledon when these pictures were made, and fashion was keynote among players and spectators alike, U.S. champion Maureen (little Mo) Connolly makes a pretty picture in her scallop edged tennis skirt and wicker handbag, on her way to the center court for a match. Mrs. Vic Seixas, center, and Mrs. Tony Trabert, right, wives of the two well known seeded American net stars took the fashion spotlight for spectators as they arrived to watch the women's singles matches." Unfortunately, it looks like this caption doesn't match the photo from the source I originally obtained the image (Corbis). I do love her strawberry skirt though. Can anyone identify the women in the picture?

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  • linda cook July 12, 2009 05.24 am

    Hello,

    The woman in the strawberry border print dress is Shauna Trabert, a top model at Channel. It was worn to the Wimbledon finals in 1955. The dress is by Ted Tinling, featuring large printed strawberries re-embroidered with sequins.

    Source: Fashion In The Forties & Fifties by Jane Dormer

     
  • Heather July 12, 2009 09.37 am

    Thank you so much Linda. It’s wonderful that you include the source too. Hope you continue to enjoy the blog.

    -Heather

     

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