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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

Ball gown, ca. 1951 Jacques Fath

Cristobal Balenciaga evening dress of black wool, with taupe silk shantung draped bodice, hip, swag and train. Spring 1950

Model Bettina in a Hubert de Givenchy Evening Dress and Stole, photo by Henry…

Evening ensemble by Balenciaga (1950)

Wedding gown by Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, May 1952

Carmen Dell'Orefice in a satin Balmain dress, photographed by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, October 1957.