A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.
I love the pintucks on the shoulders.
A Schiaparelli evening jacket with sequined sleeves, Fall-Winter 1939.
An boldly patterned evening cape from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1939 collection.
A gorgeous sequined evening blouse from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.
What we think of as the standard frilly prom dress, with layers of gauze and tulle, developed in the mid-1950s. This picture of the 1958 Prom at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati show a lovely variety of these dresses as well as the very dapper white jacket/black pants combo that was the pinnacle of men’s formal evening wear in the late 1950s.