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1950s wedding - 50s style wedding dresses

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Even casual lovers of fine fashion have undoubtedly worn or at least admired the classy elegant styles of fashion’s golden age, the glamorous 1950’s era. Some of the world’s best loved designs and designers hailed from this time and are credited with introducing styles and fabrics that are popular even today. 1950s wedding dresses and ball gowns are all about volume and layered skirts and with slim and sexy silhouettes. Here are a few videos to give you an idea. 

 

Below is footage from the wedding of Jacqueline & John F. Kennedy - 9/12/1953, and the marriage of Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier in Monaco - April 19, 1956. The third video is something a little bit more contemporary. Some beautiful Wedding dresses that have been heavily influenced by the 1950s.

 

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The wedding of Jacqueline & John F. Kennedy - 

Click to see  - PHOTOS: JFK AND JACKIE’S WEDDING

 

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married on the morning of September 12, 1953, in the picturesque St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island. 

On the morning of September 12, 1953, more than 750 guests filled St. Mary's Church to watch as John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony presided over by Archbishop Richard Cushing. For the occasion, the church had been decorated with pink gladioli and white chrysanthemums. Boston tenor Luigi Vena sang "Ave Maria."

After two hours of greeting family and friends in a receiving line, the bridal couple joined the 1,200 invited guests for champagne and dancing to the music of Meyer Davis and his orchestra. For the first dance, the Kennedy's chose "I Married an Angel."  

 

Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier Wedding In Monaco - April 19, 1956 

Click to see  - PHOTOS:  GRACE KELLY & PRINCE RAINIER

 

 

On April 19, 1956, stunning American Film Star, Grace Kelly marries His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and becomes Her Serene Highness Grace, Princess of Monaco. This is just a small clip of the religious ceremony. The day before on April 18, 1956, the civil ceremony took place in the throne room of the palace. 

Click to see - longer video

 

Justin Alexander -  50s style wedding dresses

 

Justin's 50s style wedding dresses and ball gowns are all about volume and layered skirts that echo 1950’s couture. Slim and sexy silhouettes using fine Chantilly, Venice and Corded laces adorned with splash of beading. Distinctive necklines and exceptional design elements from fans to feathers makes this collection extraordinary. 

 

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 Click to see - our current collection of 50s dresses and 50 style dresses

 

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Urban Hippie video - This video embodies vintage crochet, it is what it's about, is the soul behind the clothes.  Click to see our beautiful range of crochet dresses

 

The fashion-short movie depicts a young girl's journey to the realms of her deepest imagination. In the first act we experience her feelings of loneliness. She is longing for love, light, the unknown, a world yet to be discovered behind the web that entangles the tender bird of her existence - her desire for freedom is symbolized by the delicate beauty of wings and feathers.

 

When she receives a letter, her day-dreaming is ignited by the anticipation of his love in the form of elements and motions representing thoughts, images of freedom, flying, love, colors, energy, strength - intensifying and finally exploding. This image slowly fades back to a dull surreal scene where she finally awakes.

 

 

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”

 

― L.M. Montgomery

 

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Fashion videos, the 1950s

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1950s Fashion

Even casual lovers of fine fashion have undoubtedly worn or at least admired the classy elegant styles of fashion’s golden age, the glamorous 1950’s era.The origins of 1950s fashion began with Christian Dior’s “New Look,” in 1947. The “New Look” consisted of a below-mid-calf length, full-skirt, pointed bust, small waist, and rounded shoulder line. The look became popular post WWII. At first, the style was not well received by Americans; however, that quickly changed as the trend dominated fashion magazines. Other styles that became popular during the post-war period were “a tailored, feminine look with gloves and pearls, tailored suits with fitted jackets with peplums, with a pencil skirt. Day dresses had fitted bodices and full skirts.

“Fashion changes, but style endures.” - Coco Chanel

 

The 50s - A Stylish Fashion Showreel 

Even casual lovers of fine fashion have undoubtedly worn or at least admired the classy elegant styles of fashion’s golden age, the glamorous 1950’s era. 

This stylish archive showreel looks at the fashion of the 1950s. Popular trends included full skirts, petticoats, twin-sets and a lady was never fully dressed without a hat, fur stole and a pair of gloves. 

 

Dior Spring / Summer 1952 

Film of Christian Dior's Spring 1952 collection. 

 

Stunning Color 1950s Fashion Film 

Rare vintage 1950's fashion Film in color of the great Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly from 1957. Beautifully shot in color widescreen.

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White crochet dress - Black crochet dress

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White crochet dress - Black crochet dress ~  Click to see our beautiful range of crochet dresses

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Black and white... night and day, vintage crochet dresses...

 

Crochet has always been popular, throughout the eras. The 1920s brought a flood of bead crocheted bags with piles of bead loops to complete the ‘Flapper’ look. From 1937 through to the 1940s, there were crochet contests held for skill, design and speed... Don't you wish you could have been there at one of those shows, seeing the beautiful creations, all those styles created all those years ago which influence so much of fashion today.

 

The onset of World War II saw the craft slow right down, owing to shortages in available materials. Beaded crochet bags were once again very popular throughout the 1950s. Crochet became an accepted art form in the 1960s, and crochet dresses black and white exploded onto the scene in the 70s...and the 1980s and 1990s too brought a renaissance of crochet clothing. All of these decades have offered something special, with the most exquisite crochet pieces never going out of fashion, and, as you will see from the top designers, from the catwalk to the high street, crochet is more relevant and sought after now than ever...

 

Crochet, timeless, exquisite, intricate, beautiful...

 

white-crochet-dress-black-crochet-dress.jpgSo if you are looking for a black crochet dress, stylish as the night, enjoying the soft breeze of the midnight air, dancing into the early hours, like a timeless Noir beauty... or a white crochet dress, barefoot on the warm sand, as the sea laps the shore, or for your wedding, or your honeymoon, or just a few days to escape somewhere beautiful, tranquil where everything and anything is possible... This summer, whoever you are, whatever you do, choose crochet, wear crochet...fall in love with crochet...versatile, beautiful, timeless...

 

 

Theatre of Fashion always has a large collection of vintage and granny square pieces, from full-length elegant dresses to coats and jackets. In this video, we show some of the most beautiful items we offer, white crochet dresses, black crochet dresses, vintage crochet dresses, and many others. If you're looking for a fabulous and unique crochet dress or something exquisite in granny squares, watch the video and click the link below.

 

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Chris De Burg - Lady in red

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"The Lady in Red" is a song by Irish-British artist Chris de Burgh. It was released in June 1986 as the second single from the album Into the Light. 

Lyrics:

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight 

I've never seen you shine so bright 

I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance 

They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance 

I have never seen that dress you're wearing 

Or the highlights in your head that catch your eyes I have been blind 

The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek 

There's nobody here, it's just you and me, It's where I wanna be 

But I hardly know this beauty by my side 

I'll never for get, the way you look tonight 

 

I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight 

I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing 

I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side 

And when you turned to me and smiled, It took my breath away 

I have never had such a feeling 

Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight 

 

The way you look tonight 

I never will forget, the way you look tonight 

The lady in red 

The lady in red 

The lady in red 

My lady in red (I love you.)

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Red dresses, some beautiful quotes

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“Your red dress,’ she said, and laughed. I looked at the dress on the floor and it was as if the fire had spread across the room. It was beautiful and it reminded me of something I must do. I will remember I thought. I will remember quite soon now.”

― Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

 

“I've no idea when I'm going to wear it, the girl replied calmly. I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well... She shrugged. The dress claimed me.”

― Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair

 

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

 

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When an idea materializes on to paper, and the paper is transformed, magically, into a deep Red Dress, the only thing you can do is to let go, and follow your heart.
We hope you enjoy it!

 

 

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The Famous Iconic Red Dress that Kate Moss herself wore on the very famous occasion when she modelled it in the main window of the flagship store of Topshop London on the first day of her launch of the Kate Moss Collection @ Topshop...Absolutely Fabulous dress ~ You will look so beautiful, you will adore it ~ and Ideal for Christmas & New Year Celebrations ~ and lovely for all kinds of occasions such as Weddings ~ and other special occasions and red carpet events!!! - To see our collection of Kate Moss fashion. Please click

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