Nothing to wear to your next Holiday party? Here are four elegant evening dresses from the mid-1940's to inspire you.
An elegant gown by Emmett Joyce, circa 1947. Photo by Joffe for Vogue Studio.
Sophie Original dress with fabulous matching gloves. The pure silk fabric is a Contemporary Artist Print from Onondaga Silk Company. Circa 1947. Sophie Original was designed by Sophie Gimbel. She was a Sak's in-house ready-to-wear designer from 1931 - 1969. She specialized in formal clothing for day and evening.
Another Sophie Original in yarn-dyed surah silk. Note the matching gloves again. Photo by Rawlings for Harper's Bazaar, 1946.
A Vogue Design for Dressmaking pattern # 6012 shown in a gorgeous silk nylon net. Jewelry from the Petit Musee. Photo by Horst for Vogue, 1947.