Stellar Vintage #505: Shoe styles, 1947.
Stellar Vintage #504: Salvador Dali’s bathing suit fashion show.
Surrealism for the pool or seaside.
Stellar Vintage #502: How to Tie a Turban Masterclass, from Ways and Means, 1942.
For the ‘natty little pussycat’ look.
Stellar Vintage #501: Dolores del Rio wears a Lily Dache bow-front turban, puff sleeve frock and suede heels.
Stellar Vintage #499: Kay Francis with a precise centre part and embroidered gown. ‘Go ahead and dare’ slow burn merits bonus points.
Classic Film Swoon #1:Cary Grant proffers a scarf in Notorious (1946).
After the cocktail party has emptied and Ingrid Bergman, posing in a zebra print crop top, continues to try her level best to enchant the man on the divan, the cleft-chin man of elegance finally rises and suggests a drive. Cary Grant receives Bergman’s overtures with the reserve of a bowl-cropped monk, until the moment they step outside. He expresses concern over her catching cold. Grant forgoes the cliche of draping his jacket across her shoulders. Instead, he ties a scarf around the sliver of bare mid-section, a gesture which both is gallant and mocks the old-fashioned notions of chivalry and fragile muliebrity. Grant’s gesture acknowledges Bergman’s sexual allure more so than the threat of a little evening breeze.
Stellar Vintage #497: Anne Gwynne wears a short sleeve knit jumper and high waist shorts for roller skating, 1942.
Vintage Hollywood Trending #2: Dorothy Sebastian’s pool slides, 1920s.
Worn with a bathing costume partially made from oilcloth (*shudder*), the pool slides feature in a half a dozen designer collections for S/S 14, including this knockoff pair from Zara. The two-strap sandals are an exercise in comfort and pared back style.
Stellar Vintage #496: George Sanders in a tuxedo, with Zsa Zsa Gabor in white opera gloves, fur wrap and gown, 1950.
Stellar Vintage #495: A young lady should keep a mirror finish on her good pair of murder shoes. Patty McCormack in a promo shot for The Bad Seed (1956).
Stellar Vintage #494: Adrienne Ames and Brian Aherne in tweedy ensembles, 1934. Bonus for the fur lapels.