1. A colorful print sundress by Dior, 1959.

    A colorful print sundress by Dior, 1959.

  2. An amazing Claire McCardell sundress, 1956.

    An amazing Claire McCardell sundress, 1956.

  3. A beautifully tailored Anne Fogarty sundress, 1953.

    A beautifully tailored Anne Fogarty sundress, 1953.

  4. An Asian inspired, bamboo-print sundress and jacket by Carolyn Schnurer, 1952.

    An Asian inspired, bamboo-print sundress and jacket by Carolyn Schnurer, 1952.

  5. Carolyn Schnurer’s amazing “Parasol” sundress, 1952.
The hemline is just brilliant.

    Carolyn Schnurer’s amazing “Parasol” sundress, 1952.

    The hemline is just brilliant.

  6. A 1951 Indian inspired sundress by Carolyn Schnurer.

    A 1951 Indian inspired sundress by Carolyn Schnurer.

  7. A perfect linen sundress from Elsa Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1951 collection.

    A perfect linen sundress from Elsa Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1951 collection.

  8. An incredibly cute 1950 sundress by Bonnie Cashin.

    An incredibly cute 1950 sundress by Bonnie Cashin.

  9. The early 1950s brought the end of fabric rationing which had restricted fashion design throughout the 1940s. With fabric now freely available huge skirts, bold colors and exotic prints were soon dominating the scene.
This ensemble of a bathing suit, cover-up and matching sundress was designed by Carolyn Schnurer (who you will be seeing a lot of over the next week or so) in 1950.

    The early 1950s brought the end of fabric rationing which had restricted fashion design throughout the 1940s. With fabric now freely available huge skirts, bold colors and exotic prints were soon dominating the scene.

    This ensemble of a bathing suit, cover-up and matching sundress was designed by Carolyn Schnurer (who you will be seeing a lot of over the next week or so) in 1950.

  10. A very cute Schiaparelli sundress, 1948-1949.

    A very cute Schiaparelli sundress, 1948-1949.