Fifties Couture, Photographed by Olivier Theyskens

My recent obsession with the television show, Mad Men, has sparked a newfound appreciation for 50’s/60’s fashion.  For women of means, it was a time of glamour and sophistication.   Full skirted dresses were fashioned with enough lace and tulle to make the austere styles of the Second World War era easy to forget. 

Olivier Theyskens, with his passion for Parisian couture, was able to capture the decadence of this era with a project for NºD in 2002.  In it and with the help of his assistant, Theyskens photographed six gowns from various couturiers of  the 50’s era in a setting he recreated to mimic the clean, minimal studio setting of the time.  It is a very interesting piece and, for the quality alone, is worth a visit.     

 

Fifties Couture by Olivier Theyskens

Fifties Couture by Olivier Theyskens

[photos courtesy of ablogcuratedby.com]

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