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Little Black Dresses - 1956


    Project Runway's Anya is getting on my nerves.  She has a great eye, but without the schooling in design, she clearly can't construct a garment that can be worn right from her sewing machine.  Granted, I'm sure there are plenty of designers who aren't great seamstresses.  But you have to have some idea of how a garment is constructed so you know what fabric will and will not do.  And the wearer has to be able to get in and out of it without glue or scissors!

    How about a look at some little black dresses from 1956?  Here's how you take some raven black fabric and make something that can actually be worn.

    Balenciaga

    Hanna Troy

    Elfreda-Visioni

    Herbert Sondheim

    Adele Simpson
    And aren't these dresses a hundred times more feminine?