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Cocktail ensembles from the Paris collections of Spring 1951, photo by Russell. From left to right: a plated dress by Lanvin-Castillo, coat and dress by Jean Dessès, slim black dress by Christian Dior, pink satin by Balenciaga and Bettina in Jacques Fath. The men are all actors

Evening ensembles from the Paris collections of 1951. Left to right: model in pink and aubergine satin by Schiaparelli, model in lace by Balenciaga, Bettina in green satin by Jacques Fath and model in wine velvet by Jean Dessès