31
Aug
21

4
entries

1956 advertisement* (sundresses!)
 sent by
John


GG Sissies, one perhaps a mannequin
From John


Perk from Crinolyn


Stars Spotted At Dolce & Gabbana's Venice Event
(L to R) January Jones, Doja Cat, Normani

From Nancy N.     

30
Aug
21

4
entries

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang,
from an article sent by
John


Window dressing
from John


From an Elvgren inspired photo shoot
Kristi sent this
(Well, amazingly, in our defense, the stores
are already selling Halloween stuff!)


Might make for nice wallpaper
F
rom Sylvia Marie       

29
Aug
21

4
entries

Lucy and Desi celebrate their tenth anniversary*
From John


Automotive color splash!
From John


Larry's Betty Jane offerings


Second Life avatar
From Sylvia Marie        Virtual Worlds area

28
Aug
21

4
entries

A most beautiful mermaid wedding gown
From John


Sad, or
contemplative brides
from John


Nancy N. passes along this posted announcing the forthcoming (December)
 film Spencer, with Kristen Stewart playing Princess Diana       Source


A marionette vignette
From Sylvia Marie

27
Aug
21

7
entries

Hmmm...Dior, fall, 2004
Special bride - bodice is bit weird
From John


From John,
Retros


Just a little breeze is enough...
From Sylvia Marie


Rather perky, no?
From Kristi


Another delicious repost from the past (1998!) From 'Voluminous'


Here's another one from the 90s we just couldn't let pass:

Every once in a while, we come across a very special picture which just gnaws at our heart and soul, making us wish that
those times were back and the youth portrayed were ours. This charming picture is shared, knowing YOU'LL understand.
 Let us know what you think--We did the best we could to restore it (It is from a scan).

Contributed by Eleanor, who made our day!  I am sure it has affected her as such as it did us. <sigh> (Enhanced by Mark)n nn


...and a third...

Strolling the Seine, we turned a corner and...my! <sigh> --Contributed by Janet
Micael writes: "Thanks to Janet for this wonderful picture: I often cross the Seine, and I recall
George Brassens' song "Si Par Hazard Sur le Pont des Arts" - "Be Careful of your Petticoat Because of the Wind".

26
Aug
21

4
entries

Blake Lively on her 34th birthday
Article
          From John


From John,
Oh yes, the prom


Stiff 'horsehair' was the order
of the day with many skirts
From Sylvia Marie


Perky on display
From Kristi

25
Aug
21

4
entries

Valdoata University coeds in the day
From John


From John,
more twirls


Just pert!
From Sylvia Marie


Claire Fraser, played by Catriona Baffe  in the
TV series Outlander (2014 - ),  displays her petticoats

24
Aug
21

4
entries

'Cocktail' frock
From John


From John,
twirls


Delicious baby doll
From Sylvia Marie


Parasol or umbrella?
From Malcolm in the UK

23
Aug
21

5
entries

'Supermodel' Karlie Kloss, 2013
From John


From John,
Betsey Johnson snippets
(L)  Herself in same frock


Reenactress


For our bike section
From Malcolm in the UK


Here is one of those things we think is worth reposting:

Crinolyn  has provided this
       delightful over-the-top runway video 
  
GUO PEI Haute Couture Spring Summer Show 2017

22
Aug
21

4
entries

    From John:
 
  Party frocks! 


Actress, producer and singer Lana Condor - Met Gala 2018    From John     


We have been attempting, to no avail, to find
 information on this picture from Sylvia Marie.  Anyone?


21
Aug
21

4
entries

Bridal froufrou happiness!
...and the groom looks on...
    From John     


Mexican actress Maria Felix (La Doņa) - 1954
    From John     


A more than regular Christmas catalog page (brand unidentified)
From Sylvia Marie


                                                                         Curtis A. has imparted this delightful Japanese Volvo YouTube for our enjoyment.  Welcome back, Curtis!

20
Aug
21

4
entries

Retro and real legacy car visit
    From John     


Ballet art
    From John     


Cameo, of sorts


 

We have posted half of this delightful little scenario before, now together
From Crinolyn

19
Aug
21

4
entries

A couple of little belles in the making...with Mom
    From John     


Faux belle in bell?
    From John     


Distressed, but
certainly worth posting


 

Indian actress Sonam Kapoorat Cannes
in Gaultier 2011 (L) and in Elle Saab 2014 (R)
Pointed out by Crinolyn
...Cannes in 2013
here

18
Aug
21

4
entries

Elegant Annette
    From John     


From John:
Cute performer of sorts


Denise provides a Barbie and Coke doll for our doll section


 

Nancy N. proffers a bit of Steven Spielberg's forthcoming (December) revival of West Side Story - very exciting for
 our tastes! Note that the petticoats are not just tulle!  Great designing!      Interesting links, including a trailer
   #1    #2

17
Aug
21

5
entries

Era prom gowns
    From John     


From John:
One ball of tulle


Crinolyn:
A high-waisted
evening frock


 

From Matt L, this fashion historian fact checks wardrobe accuracy of actresses in TV and movies:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel       The Pond's page
Grease          The  Pond's page          Mad Men      The  Pond's page


...and Mike F. sends this video of frenetic petticoated girls dancing

 

16
Aug
21

4
entries

A REALLY cute rendition of Barbie and Ken on YouTube!
    From John     


From John:
Hungarian folk costumes


Crinolyn (from Amazon):
Lightness!  And what's under...


Here's a nice legacy image!

15
Aug
21

4
entries

Retro strapless sundress
    From John     


Retro from John:
(R) "Coca Cola" by Kayla Devio
 Rachel Ann Jenson
on left


Platter tutu from Crinolyn


Betty Jane stuff

14
Aug
21

4
entries

Creased prettily
    From John     


From John:
A day for Era teens -

First, dance lessons, then hanging out with the girls


Cate Blanchett at Cannes 2015 - Giles creation (L)
and 2000 - Alexander McQueen creation (R)
Pointed out by Crinolyn
Previously we posted her at Cannes 2018


Cheerleaders of the day
From Kristi

13
Aug
21

4
entries

Civil War reenactress
    From John     


From John:
Charm spreading


Thai actress Araya A, Hargate at
 Cannes 2015 (L) and 2016 (L)
Pointed out by Crinolyn


Dior, 1948

12
Aug
21

5
entries

Folk - country unidentified
From John   
 


From John:
Peachy formals


Chris points to a YouTube showing a woman getting dressed as in the Fifties

Chris also wants to mention that on Sat Aug 14th 7:45AM - 9:00AM CH81 Talking Pictures (freeview) UK TV, "Ticket to Paradise", with some ads.
This channel has lots of old films from the 30's onward including the odd one of interest.


A couple more examples of the fine way
in which petticoats were made in The Era
From Sylvia Marie


Mike F. points out this yummy YouTube of interest
Actually, we have that clip in our library!  HERE

11
Aug
21

4
entries

Era model Anne Gunning in a Milton Greene photo -1953
From John     Another of her in Vogue


From John:
Bridal Froufrou


Pinup (la)Bee sends this picture of herself in a
beautiful vintage petticoat with much pleated lace
and paper nylon - has anyone ever heard of the label "Acine's"?


A rather alluring glimpse at Betty Jane

10
Aug
21

4
entries

Liz with Eddie Fisher
From John


From John:
Fields of dreams


More Bridal frou frou
From Crinolyn


Follow the maid!
From Kristi

9
Aug
21

4
entries

Selena at the 2018 Met Gala
Source
   From John


From John:
Dance fever!


A 1952 ad using a nice play on words
From Crinolyn


Emma, of NylonNostalgia.com, sends us two pictures which
 are emblematic of the fine manner in which petticoats were
made with crafswomanship, pride and diversity during The Era. <sigh>

8
Aug
21

4
entries

Carey Milligan at this year's Oscars
From John


From John:
Sharing the charm...


Runway twirl
From Crinolyn


Is that the wind?
From Sylvia Marie

7
Aug
21

4
entries

Amanda Seyfried at this year's Oscars
Another of her
From John


From John: Dance!


Bridesmaid froufrou
From Malcolm in the UK


A bit of a dirndl, with a nice crease
From Sylvia Marie

6
Aug
21

4
entries

We love pleats!
From John


From John: More auto
(R) By Cindy Grunsten, Swedish artist


Disney Cinderella
From Alice


We have inaugurated a new Rachel Ann Jensen
 page
- here are two to add   Parasol area

5
Aug
21

4
entries

Moulin Rouge cancan in the 1920s
from John


From John:
A couple of off-stage ballerina views


My!  Pesky wind!
From Malcolm in the UK


Chris has found a 1961 film entitled Ticket to Paradise - Looks really good!



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REMINDER: Crinolyn maintains her own website, crinolyn.com,.org and .net, where Crinolyn's Gown Gallery resides.
This site contains a wealth of great gown images worthy of your attention.
 She puts as much effort in it as she does as technical assistant, advisor and, contributor to The Pond
 

4
Aug
21

4
entries

A rather interesting bit of nostalgia
from John


From John:
Full lengths


Goth CosPlay
From Crinolyn


Comment and photography
by Betty Jane's husband, Larry

3
Aug
21

4
entries

Kim Novak
from John


From John: Sweeties


Pretty floral
From Sylvia Marie


Emma, from NylonNostalgia.com, has sent a
1938 sketch by the German artist Kurt Hilscher
Cancan area
   Art area

2
Aug
21

4
entries

After the party...
from John


From John: Betsey Johnson
(R) 2011  (L) Sp 2013


Japanese Manga vision
From Sylvia Marie


From Nancy N., Princess Diana's niece, Lady Kitty Spencer
(L) Dolce & Gabbana gown   (Far R) Wedding
Sources:
  #1   #2  #3

1
Aug
21

4
entries

Flowers!
from John


From John:
Floral twirl


Alice lightly twirls
From Sylvia Marie


Marisa Tormei  at the 2007 Oscars