Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vintage on the Runway, Dita in Howard Greer


 Dita Von Teese in what looks to be a vintage 1940's Howard Greer gown...or a good copy.

Howard Greer gown from the archives of Dorothea's Closet Vintage.

From the VFG website:
"Greer opened Greer, Inc. in Los Angeles late in 1928 with a legendary star-packed opening. He was the first major costume designer to take the leap of establishing his own couture house. He started with custom design, then added ready to wear alongside it by 1947. After that his clothing was sold around the country and he was in the top tier of American ready-to-wear designers . Greer specialized in cocktail and dinner dresses that he specifically designed to look good seated at a table with stunning necklines.....In many ways, he remained true to his training as a costume designer. He didn’t follow the padded shoulder line of the 1940s, and liked to work with black combined with a range of pinks for contrast."

3 comments:

Victoria said...

Looks like it is the dress from Dorothea's Closet. Beautiful!

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Miss Matilda said...

it is the same dress :-)