Saturday, June 25, 2011

Weekend Eye Candy - June Bride, 1940

Bride Barbara Cushing (later to be commonly known as Babe Paley) wore this exquisite silk jersey bridal gown by New York designer Mabel McIlbain Downs in 1940.  Downs was one of several American designers who became better known after WWII essentially shut down Paris couture. 

Photo by Horst.

11 comments:

une femme said...

Oh, that's just heavenly.

happythoughtsdarling said...

What a beautiful dress. Babe Paley was elegance personified.

Melissa

Debi said...

LOVE this!!!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I'm sure that even though the cut of the dress is demure, the fabric clung to her body in a most beguiling manner.

Anonymous said...

A lovely example of how beautiful and alluring silk jersey can be!

dahhlayne said...

Interesting ruching! I would love to see the whole dress though.

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Dentelline said...

Bonjour,
Très belle photo vintage!
J'adore!!! Cette mariée est sublime!
Bises,
Dentelline

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

So glad you all liked this one! It's not every bride who could afford to have her portrait taken by Horst.

Almadiana said...

So lovely!!!!!!!

verobirdie said...

An eye candy indeed.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous! i think i could stare at this dress all day long. What details. I love the simple accessories - necklace & tiara/veil. Perfect.

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