Fashion’s past high times revisited-an invaluable lesson!

Fashion illustrator Carl “Eric” Erickson with Marie-Thérèse model in a design by Balmain, photo by N.R. Farbman, February 1951
Fashion illustrator Carl “Eric” Erickson with Marie-Thérèse model in a design by Balmain, photo by N.R. Farbman, February 1951
Ivy is wearing Givenchy’s big-sleeved coat of navy wool with new wrist-ruffle cuffs and Garbo-slouch hat, photo by Nat Farbman, Paris, Feb. 1952
Ivy is wearing Givenchy’s big-sleeved coat of navy wool with new wrist-ruffle cuffs and Garbo-slouch hat, photo by Nat Farbman, Paris, Feb. 1952

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Bettina is wearing headscarf covered with paillettes by Givenchy, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952
Bettina is wearing headscarf covered with paillettes by Givenchy, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952
Bettina models Givenchy’s shantung dress with short tweed jacket at his press show. As his partner and public relations manager, she was largely responsible for the success of his debut showing, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952
Bettina models Givenchy’s shantung dress with short tweed jacket at his press show. As his partner and public relations manager, she was largely responsible for the success of his debut showing, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952
Hubert de Givenchy adjusts the skirt of one of his designs on Bettina for his first Spring collection, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952
Hubert de Givenchy adjusts the skirt of one of his designs on Bettina for his first Spring collection, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952
Bettina taking a well-deserved rest in her Paris apartment with her two Siamese cats, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952
Bettina taking a well-deserved rest in her Paris apartment with her two Siamese cats, photo by Nat Farbman, Feb. 1952

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