LOOK MAGAZINE FEATURE (April, 195?)
PAGE ONE OF FOUR (more later!)
THESE ARE PETTICOATS
.....the fashion that wouldn't die is back with a bound
Bigger and bouncier than ever, this spring's crop of petticoats puts an end to rumors that the full skirt is out. The ballerina look of tiny waist, big skirt is back -- with a grand jeté! The new petticoats are so much like ballet tutus that LOOK photographed them on ballerinas of the new York City Ballet Company. Trimmed with embroideries and ribbons and made in layers of taffeta, net and lace, or in tiers of organdy or tulle, they're a whirl of ruffles. The effect is theatrical, but the care of these new props is practical: Materials are washable, often uncrushable, and pleats are permanent. These alluring bits of frou-frou are the valentines women hope to get. For more petticoat valentines, turn the page.
Layers of petticoats by Gracette for dress designer Anne Fogarty--who helped to keep the petticoated full skirt alive.
ON TO THE SECOND PAGE
Back to Top
Return to Homepage