31
May
21

4
entries

 
Memorial Day:
They did not hate the ones in front of them..
.
They only loved the country behind them

30s bride from John N.
(Doesn't he look like Fred Astaire?


Richard Quinn, Spring 2020
From John   High Waist area


Flashy bridal froufrou
From Sylvia Marie


Liz at the Oscars
(L)1953  (R) 1961

30
May
21

4
entries

Miss Ecuador (year unknown)
From John N.


Precious pleats
F
rom John


View her as you may!
From Sylvia Marie


Shirley Jones at the 1961 Oscars

29
May
21

4
entries

c1910. Dorothy Leary and Dorothy  Quinn wearing ballet costumes.
How things have changed!   More ballerinae

From John N.


Automotive venues
F
rom John


Brigitte Bardot!
Beauty on the
steps, from Sylvia Marie


Mermaid (bride?)

28
May
21

4
entries

Hoop reimagined
From John N.


Contemporary (L) vs. Era (1956) formals
F
rom John


Stacy London is an American stylist/fashion consultant, author, and magazine editor known primarily for her time
 as co-host on What Not to Wear, a reality television program that featured wardrobe and appearance makeovers. 
Here she explains "how to dress festive without looking cheesy." Guess she does it retro.
Offered by Crinolyn


Annette gets
 an Oscar (1961)

27
May
21

4
entries

John N. tenders this
Sandra Dee picture


Party dresses, from John


Barbra Streisand in costume designed by Beaton for On a Clear
 Day You Can See Forever
, (1970) - photo by Cecil Beaton
Offered by Crinolyn


Corset frills

26
May
21

4
entries

Fabulous florals!
Provided by John N.


A couple of Betseys from John
(L) spring 2013


Along with dropped waists,. front skirt
yokes  were popular for a time in The Era
This, from Crinolyn


Legacy pettis -Victorian actress Leonore

25
May
21

4
entries

A bride worthy of inclusion
 in our creases section

Provided by John N.


John has provided these of Annette to include in our collection
The one at right is a scene from the 1959 film, The Shaggy Dog


Crinolyn adds a most happy cowgirl!
...for a most happy audience!


A third delightful example of ballet in the wonderful works of contemporary
artist
Sergio Martinez Cifuentes -Also apparently untitled (See 20 May)

24
May
21

4
entries

Downright sexy!
Provided by John N.


More pretty perkiness
from John!


Sylvia Marie adds this special automotive feature


Joan Collins at the 1958 Oscars

23
May
21

4
entries

Miss World, Ann Sidney  1965
Provided by John N.


John has provided purrky!


On 21 May, we posted two paintings  by Auguste Toulmouche
Here is another, title unknown to us


BB Boomer points to this YouTube:
Jacqueline Boyer, Eurovision 1960 - France - Winner
Charming, cute girl, cute frock

22
May
21

4
entries

Zuhair Murad design
Provided by John N.


John has provided thee clips from
the 1993 film, Orlando.*
 More here


This is Mamiko, a model. She sure has a talent
for knowing what petti goes well with a
corset!

More her her here , on our sister site


Karl K.: "Found this ad from the 2-13-1987 Los Angeles Times. I remember wanting to get this dress for my wife to wear (so I could get her out of it) but, alas, it was too expensive."

21
May
21

4
entries

Gaultier, spring 2012
Provided by John N.


A nice little set
 from John


Nautical theme
from Crinolyn


Auguste Toulmouche (1829-1890)
(L) "Sweet Do Nothing"  (R) "The Kiss"

20
May
21

4
entries

"Trapeze" dress, designer Kelly Shaw
High waist section

Provided by John N.


Stairs and steps
 from John


2 examples of ballet in the wonderful works of
contemporary artist Sergio Martinez Cifuentes
Both apparently untitled


Victorian entertainers were
 quite petti-oriented

19
May
21

4
entries

We think Disney...
Provided by John N.


Cute treatment...
Crease is nice, too!

 from John


Lacy design by Anne Klein
From Crinolyn


We have come across this charming art!
"Pastels on the Theme of Ballet" by Kay Boyce

18
May
21

4
entries

For the ages...
Provided by John N.


Yummy ups and downs
 from John


An oddity on the runway...
From Crinolyn


Can't resist!  Two more of
Rachel Ann Jensen!

17
May
21

4
entries

Scrumptious classic look
Provided by John N.

 


Delicate Lolitae
Hoop and Bell
 from John


Campus treat
From Crinolyn


Rachel Ann Jensen has SOME style!
...and SOME photographer!

16
May
21

4
entries

Prettily hued
Provided by John N.
 


Purdy Lolita
 from John


Colorful bridal froufrou
from Kristi


The inimitable
Rachel Ann Jensen
She is incredible!

15
May
21

4
entries

Contented agitation
Provided by John N.

Too bad her seatmate is not in view...


Frenetic Lolita
 from John


 Crinolyn provides this clip from the
 2019 HBO-MAX film
"The Human Voice"


"Parallel Rose"*
For our corsets section

14
May
21

4
entries

A pleasant Liz image
Provided by John N.


Folk dancers
(Country unidentified)

 from John


 Legacy naughty


Geena Davis - 1992 Oscars

13
May
21

4
entries

Lovely dropped waist runway
Provided by John N.


More car scenarios
 from John


 Cheerleader fun


Sylvia Petty sends this of Sian Gibson, a British actress
appearing in "Murder They Hope", a comedy murder TV series

12
May
21

4
entries

Might be unusual retro, hard to tell;
in any case, quite delightful!
Provided by John N.


From John, paper fabrications...


Runway Flare
Guessing Betsey Johnson?


Betty Jane had her way with skirts...

11
May
21

4
entries

Interesting design
Provided by John N.


From John, girls next door


What appears to be a rather early picture
of Kate Beckinsale, from "Any Mouse"


From Nancy N., Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" actress Erin Krakow.
Source

10
May
21

4
entries

Flirty!
Kind of a dropped waist,
 in a manner of speaking...

Provided by John N.


From John, three little
dolls posing as
Sweet Lolitae


Cowgirls!
From Kristi

Actually, from 27 Dresses (2008) - It's included in our vidclips from the film here.


Lauren Bacall, 1950, wearing a (pleated) dress by Milo Anderson in a publicity photo for Young Man With a Horn              Another of Miss Bacall
(Couldn't resist this one!)


A big THANK YOU to all who helped reassemble the April images!
We'll have them all in place presently - however, might be one or two missing from the two caches we received

 

9
May
21

4
entries

An exceptional extending of charm
Provided by John N.


From John, nice mother/daughters


Corset and petticoat
From Kristi


Alice bound

8
May
21

4
entries

High waist, from Vogue Italia, September 2000
Provided by John N.


From John, exciting can-can   (especially at right!)


Lolita gift box
(or funeral?)
From Kristi


Luscious automotive mermaid

7
May
21

4
entries

From the Broadway revival of Dames at Sea, 2016*
From John N.


From John, another couple of shots from the Little Rock, Arkansas desegregation scenario which unfolded in 1957.


Once, there was something there
From Kristi


Fanciful ballerina

6
May
21

4
entries

Stéphanie Rolland design, Spring 2015
From John N.


From John, Lolita variations


Nice full-length from Kristi


Fantasy

5
May
21

4
entries

Excellent Era youth advertising
From John N.

Enhanced by Sylvia Marie


From John, pastiche


From "Any Mouse", the cover of
one of Katy Perry's early albums,
"Come Into My Parlor"


Era niceties

4
May
21

4
entries

Unidentified stage production
(Maybe not)
From John N.


From John, a couple of floor lengths worth posting


Beautiful bridal mermaid


An Upskirt from Kristi

3
May
21

4
entries

Distinctive pleats! From John N.


From John, a couple of Audrey pictures to add to our collection:
A Philippe Halsman photo emblazoned with one of her her kind sayings;
and, an unidentified scenario


From Nancy N., a clip from a recent SNL show featuring a Abby Elliot skit


Princess Margaret, 1956
Another of her


Special Notice

Since the last time, we are again being beleaguered by the Copyright Infringement folks.  So we are taking steps to lessen the probability of this happening again.

The topics listed below have been removed from the image archives, those which these people seem to hone in on.  Those which seem relatively safe
 will  remain, but the others will be kept on Updates for two months, then will NOT be incorporated into the archives.

Cannot bring ourselves to ask for money to pay for the present battle, you have been so generous, but will not refuse any.      PAYPAL: [email protected]

REMOVED:

All contributor pages, Airplanes, Balloons, Orphaned, Nautical, Performers, Short prom dresses, Singing groups, Stairs, Twirls, Unfurls, and Wings

 

 

2
May
21

4
entries

Retro
from John N.

 


Inventive fashion
from John


Nostalgia from Crinolyn


Darling model  Beer Madison, for
 our Pettis and Corsets section

1
May
21

4
entries

Gautlier, spring, 2019
Almost look like wings!
 From John N.

 


Incarnations of 'spread'
From John


Nancy N. sends this of Gal Gadot at the 2020 Oscars
Source


"Parachute Dress", by Albertarias
from Abby Rhodes   Art area