1. A colorful, handkerchief-style evening dress by Schiaparelli, Summer 1940.

    A colorful, handkerchief-style evening dress by Schiaparelli, Summer 1940.

  2. An exquisite velvet evening gown by Schiaparelli, 1934-1935.

    An exquisite velvet evening gown by Schiaparelli, 1934-1935.

  3. A music themed dress and matching gloves from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1939 collection.

    A music themed dress and matching gloves from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1939 collection.

  4. A wonderfully slinky Schiaparelli evening dress, 1938-39.

    A wonderfully slinky Schiaparelli evening dress, 1938-39.

  5. A silk organza evening gown in a gorgeous shade of orange, Schiaparelli, 1939.

    A silk organza evening gown in a gorgeous shade of orange, Schiaparelli, 1939.

  6. A breathtakingly beautiful 1976 evening dress by Jean Patou.
I think this is one of my favorite pieces of clothing to come out of the 1970s.

    A breathtakingly beautiful 1976 evening dress by Jean Patou.

    I think this is one of my favorite pieces of clothing to come out of the 1970s.

  7. A ridiculously adorable dress in a gorgeous shade of green, Dior, 1974.

    A ridiculously adorable dress in a gorgeous shade of green, Dior, 1974.

  8. An absolutely wonderful evening dress by Jean Varon, Spring-Summer 1973. I can only imagine how beautiful this dress is when it moves.

    An absolutely wonderful evening dress by Jean Varon, Spring-Summer 1973. I can only imagine how beautiful this dress is when it moves.

  9. A cute orange day dress with a wide belt from Norman Norell’s Spring-Summer 1968 collection.

    A cute orange day dress with a wide belt from Norman Norell’s Spring-Summer 1968 collection.

  10. A lovely cocktail dress from Norman Norell’s nautical-themed Spring-Summer 1968 collection.

    A lovely cocktail dress from Norman Norell’s nautical-themed Spring-Summer 1968 collection.