1. A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.
I love the pintucks on the shoulders.

    A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    I love the pintucks on the shoulders.

  2. A breathtakingly sequined velvet evening cape entitled “Apollo of Versailles”, Schiaparelli, 1938.

    A breathtakingly sequined velvet evening cape entitled “Apollo of Versailles”, Schiaparelli, 1938.

  3. A striped velvet and satin evening cape made by Schiaparelli between 1935 and 1940.

    A striped velvet and satin evening cape made by Schiaparelli between 1935 and 1940.

  4. A Schiaparelli evening jacket with sequined sleeves, Fall-Winter 1939.

    A Schiaparelli evening jacket with sequined sleeves, Fall-Winter 1939.

  5. A vividly patterned silk evening blouse from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    A vividly patterned silk evening blouse from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

  6. An boldly patterned evening cape from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1939 collection.

    An boldly patterned evening cape from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1939 collection.

  7. A gorgeous sequined evening blouse from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    A gorgeous sequined evening blouse from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

  8. 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.

    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.

  9. An amazing straw mini dress by Arnold Scaasi, 1966.

    An amazing straw mini dress by Arnold Scaasi, 1966.

  10. A delicate evening ensemble entitled "Teheran" from Dior’s Spring-Summer 1962 Collection.

    A delicate evening ensemble entitled "Teheran" from Dior’s Spring-Summer 1962 Collection.