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

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

  2. 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.

  3. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Couldn’t let this day go by without posting one of my favorite dresses to come out of the 1930s.
This amazing Madeleine Vionnet evening dress from 1939 is made of a gorgeous silvery-green lamé and has a net skirt covered in four-leaf clovers. It’s just breathtaking!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Couldn’t let this day go by without posting one of my favorite dresses to come out of the 1930s.

    This amazing Madeleine Vionnet evening dress from 1939 is made of a gorgeous silvery-green lamé and has a net skirt covered in four-leaf clovers. It’s just breathtaking!

  4. This incredibly glamorous gold bathing suit by Carolyn Schnurer dates from 1949 or 1950.

    This incredibly glamorous gold bathing suit by Carolyn Schnurer dates from 1949 or 1950.

  5. An incredibly glitzy, fully sequined bathing suit made by Bonwit Teller in 1940.
I would guess that this was probably made more for a beauty pageant rather than actually swimwear, but the sequins are plastic instead of metal so it would have been technically pool-worthy if the wearer so desired.

    An incredibly glitzy, fully sequined bathing suit made by Bonwit Teller in 1940.

    I would guess that this was probably made more for a beauty pageant rather than actually swimwear, but the sequins are plastic instead of metal so it would have been technically pool-worthy if the wearer so desired.

  6. A beautiful and delicate evening dress from Nina Ricci’s Spring-Summer 1937 collection.

    A beautiful and delicate evening dress from Nina Ricci’s Spring-Summer 1937 collection.

  7. An elegant evening gown by Sally Milgrim, 1936.

    An elegant evening gown by Sally Milgrim, 1936.

  8. A gorgeous printed chiffon party dress by Walton Pierce, 1934.

    A gorgeous printed chiffon party dress by Walton Pierce, 1934.

  9. This extremely chic halter top and pair of culottes are part of a six-piece mix & match ensemble designed by Claire McCardell in 1934.

    This extremely chic halter top and pair of culottes are part of a six-piece mix & match ensemble designed by Claire McCardell in 1934.

  10. A beautiful summer evening dress by Vionnet, 1933.

    A beautiful summer evening dress by Vionnet, 1933.