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#1 Sator

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:22 PM

I just noticed how Ava Gardner seemed to have a taste for tailored garments. Unlike with other famous actresses of the past, it wasn't that hard to come across more than a few tailored styles on her.

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She seemed to favour suits for informal outings. You can see why suits in those days were often described as being "man tailored", being rather a practical garment. One or two of the above garments could still be dresses, but the lower half isn't visible. Of course, she still looked her feminine stunning best in a dress:

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

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:35 PM

they don't make them like that any more!
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:35 PM

I just have 1 thing to say
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stunningly beautifull !
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:29 PM

I see that struck the right note!

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I managed to find a perfect shot of her in a very stylishly cut coat. Note the way it has been darted to give it plenty of chest and how it sits beautifully into her waist:

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Here is another interesting coat, although it is a shame we don't get a better view of it:

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A jumper and skirt:

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As ever the dresses made for her totally steal the show:

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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 31 August 2010 - 05:34 AM

I just have 1 thing to say
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stunningly beautifull !


And those pictures have not been photoshopped back then. So it was all clever lighting and make-up.

Her outfits are all perfectly executed, something that's become very rare today.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:39 AM

they don't make them like that any more!


The garments or the ladies?

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:03 AM

either I am afraid
she had a tough life though, lots of heartbreak and disappointment




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