This is Beauty, this is Glamour. Already in awe of Givenchy and the wonderful gowns he created for Audrey and Jackie, and a lucky few, a French countess, a princess. This picture took my breath away. Pure beauty, grace and glamour. This could be a gorgeous gown to be worn today.
I think, the influence of Balanciaga is very evident in this gown. The line, the shape of the skirt, the theatrical presence. The choice of fabric. The silk, I believe this is Peau de Soie, is perfect to reflect the light, the drape.
photo credit: photo by Roland de Vassal, for L’Officiel 1962