Fashion through photography


Dos grandes diseñadores: Balmain y Dior. Fotografías espectaculares. Disfrútalo!

"A girl can't read that sort of thing without lipstick"

This was going to be dedicated to Jacques Fath, one of the most important post-war (1945) designers with Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain.  But as I was looking for pictures to illustrate my text, I realized this should also be dedicated to Willy Maywald, Lillian Bassman, Louise Dahl-Wolf and other incredible fashion photographers from that time. I could go on and on about their careers, how their pictures where everywhere on Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, how they lived through a war and how much that affected their work, or not. But you know what they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, so I will just let you judge for yourselves their greatness.Most of the pictures show Jacques Fath’s designs, but what he created was similar to his contemporaries Dior or Bailmain, and somehow it sums up the late 40s and 50s trend. If I…

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