There is no denying the newest and strongest trend of the fall season: 1950s glamour, initiated by both the Prada & Louis Vuitton F/W 2010 collections (shared below).

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton Campaign, Fall 2010

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton Campaign, Fall 2010

 

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton Campaign, Fall 2010

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton Campaign, Fall 2010

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton Campaign, Fall 2010

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton Campaign, Fall 2010

Perpetuating this trend are magazine editorials such as the July edition of American Vogue with Natalia Vodianova  and July’s Harper’s Bazaar featuring Katherine Heigl. Both were beautiful and such a refreshing return to polished dressing and ultimate feminity!

Image Credit: Victoria & Albert Museum

In the same theme, I recently visited an exhibit showing at the Nashville, TN Frist Center for the Visual Arts which featured gorgeous creations from the “Golden Age of Couture” (Paris and London, 1947-1957). Imagine feather embellished evening gowns by Pierre Balmain, sharp afternoon ensembles by Christian Dior, and stunning photographic compositions by Cecil Beaton and Irving Penn. It was spectacular and made me ask the question, does the average woman care less or more about their daily ware than our daintily clad mothers and grandmothers? Or is there simply a different perspective? There was something special about the way they approached dressing and everyday appearance. How has that changed and evolved over the years?

Photo Credit: via Artguide.com

All questions I don’t know the answers to but would love to have your perspective on.

Photo Credit: Richard Avedon via Organmyth.blogspot.com

The sketches and photos were perhaps my favorite part of the entire evening…just stunning works! If you get the chance, I would highly recommend making a visit. You can find the touring schedule here.

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