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French Haute Couture in the 50s

Alta Costura Francesa. Años 50. French Haute Couture, 50s.

I’m sure many of us , if we close our eyes for a moment and let the imagination fly, remember that time and immediately associate with gorgeous costumes of heavy and fine fabrics . Taffeta, satin and velvet ; tulle, chiffon and lace represented extraordinary amazing outfits designed by fashion designers.
Jacques Fath , Pierre Balmain , Christian Dior, Jean Dessès , Jacques Heim , Hermes , Lanvin – Castillo , Balenciaga , Chanel, Madame Grès , Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent delight us with their proposals to surprise us with its permanent air of contemporaneity .

In words of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

During the 50s this decade Paris again became the world capital of fashion , which experienced a revival starring big names like Jacques Heim , Chanel, Schiaparelli , Balenciaga – whom the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum monographic exhibition devoted ” Balenciaga . The design of the limit (2010 ) ” – or Jacques Fath , followed by Balmain , Christian Dior, Jacques Griffe , Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Cardin . All contributed to the lasting prestige of French fashion , synonymous with luxury, elegance and creativity, and also the efforts to bring its achievements to the ready-to-wear .

Source: Fine Arts Museum , Bilbao. More info.

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