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Holly and Ivy

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One of the most iconic photos known to lovers of vintage fashion is this one, taken by Cecil Beaton, of the Dior house models wearing Dior’s 1957 Spring/Summer collection.  Silkstone Barbie fans will recognize the style of the green bubble dress in the foreground as the inspiration for the Mattel fashion “Blush Becomes Her.”

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Upon seeing the fashion in green, I knew that this would be a perfect dress to add to my holiday collection.  Here, the Roux sisters model the gown in dark red silk taffeta and dark green iridescent silk dupioni.  I have made the gown slightly shorter to give it a youthful and modern edge, but otherwise all details are the same.  The voluminous balloon skirt is gathered up the front and trimmed with a silk band and bow at the waistline.  The off-the-shoulder sleeves are delicately tucked. 

A large black flower hat and ruby Swarovski crystal cocktail ring complete this classic holiday look.

If you are interested in purchasing these fashions, please email me at

hildaewestervelt@gmail.com

$85.00 each (edition of 2 each) SOLD OUT

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