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#19 Sator

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:26 AM

BTW I also spent some time rescanning and touching up this beautiful photograph:

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I rescanned at 1200dpi and cropped it down after a careful edit in Photoshop. Now look at it! Isn't it just lovely! :wub:

Notice the way the coat is cut with fancy Raglan sleeves.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:00 AM

From Rundschau October 1951:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:12 AM

Balenciaga 1951:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:16 AM

Vertigo by Alfred Hitcock - costume design by Edith Head:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:23 AM

Jean Patou 1959:

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Jacques Fath overcoat 1955:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:46 AM

Balenciaga Outfit - 1955:

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Jacques Fath - 1953:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:55 AM

A very famous Pierre Balmain evening dress from 1957:

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More from Balmain, 1957:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:18 AM

From Life Magazine 1952:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:39 PM


Sator,
thank you for these fantastic images.
On the jacket with the sleeves Raglan, this is the first time I have seen such (I'll be curious to see the back of jacket).
I particularly appreciate the Jacques Fath's overcoat (i've seen others realisation of Jacques Fath, this man was amazing !).
The Balmain 1957's DB have a superb collar (both)

All this form the eye.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:03 AM

A couple of more things to add to this thread. From Rundschau October 1956:

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(After a bit of extra restoration work using Apple Aperture)

Balenciaga, 1950:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:56 PM

The model Dovima, 1952:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:18 PM

More Balenciaga:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:28 PM

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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:42 PM

Grave Kelly at her wedding:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:06 PM

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Dovima wearing Balenciaga:

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Christian Dior (in L’Officiel De La Mode - 349-350):

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From 1951:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:30 AM

Dovima wearing a suit by Hattie Carnegie, 1952:

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Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly in 1956:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:55 AM

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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:31 AM

Jacques Griffe 1954:

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Christian Dior 1956:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"




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