Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fashionable Arms: Sleeve Styles

I love what sleeves can do to an entire outfit; the uniqueness and individuality some sleeve design can make the most simple dress very unique and beautiful; unusual in a good way.  I'm so amazed how designers back then put so much creativity and thought when designing the styles of sleeves and where quick to draw attention to any piece of garment.

Elsa Schiaparelli's organdy blouse with voluminous sleeves, 1950's

Balenciaga referred to the sleeves of this 1950's coat as the melon sleeve; falling from a dropped shoulder in folds like the skin of a shar-pei puppy
Model Sunny Harnett wearing large sleeve blouse, 1951

Bettina is wearing an ensemble by Jeanne Lanvin, Paris, 1951               
Model Gigi wearing Jeanne Lanvin 1951, Photo Henry Clarke
1970's Ossie Clarke Design
Dress embroidered in flowers with plisse frills on the sleeves by Valentino,Vogue 1968

Givenchy’s “Bettina Blouse” February 1952

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