Rare Gowns Found in Trunks Unpack Important Fashion History
The cache of couture owned by an American heiress is one of the most important collections of the celebrated design house Callot Soeurs, one of the great names in Belle Époque fashion.
Victorian Costume Ideas for Halloween and Fancy Dress Balls
The Victorians adored fancy-dress parties, and when they needed a spectacular outfit for the ball, they turned to these prolific costume designers.
The Sculptural Mid-Century Ball Gowns of Charles James
Manipulating fabrics into complex and dramatic shapes, the couture designer created extravagant visions of timeless elegance.
How the ‘Letty Lynton’ Dress Took Country By Storm
How a frothy gown from a 1932 Joan Crawford movie tapped into the need for postwar romance and created puffy sleeves everywhere.
The Story Behind Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy Birthday' Dress
The iconic gown that caused a sensation in 1962 when Monroe wore it to serenade President John F. Kennedy went on to sell at auction for a world-record $4.8 million.
How a Little Black Dress Scandalized Paris in 1884
The infamous painting, Madame X, caused so much outrage, it ruined a woman’s reputation and caused the artist to flee the country.
Haute Heels: The Vintage Shoe Designs of Roger Vivier
Rising to fame as a shoe designer for Christian Dior in the 1950s, Roger Vivier is renowned for his innovations and bejeweled, sculptural creations.