The first American Mother's Day was celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis who held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Anna Jarvis began a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States in 1905, the year her mother died.
My mother (above with me) celebrated her first mother’s day in 1947 and so, in memory of her, I’m featuring fashions of 1947 in this post. She was a fashionista to whom I owe my passion for fashion.
A glimpse of glamorous 1947
February 12, 1947 Dior's New Look is born
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Pierre Balmain and actress Ruth Ford
Photographed by Carl Van Vechten
Evening gown by Molyneux
Evening dress by Rahvis, London.
Vogue (British edition) June 1947
|Ruth Conklin wearing Christian Dior|
Across the Pond in America
Leading American designer Sophie Gimbel, who designed for Salon Moderne of Saks Fifth Avenue, was an innovator of 'The New Look' that became all the rage after World War II.
Aren’t hats fun? Would love to see them come back.
What outfit of your mother's will you never forget?
On Pinterest? Check out my Fashions Through The Ages board.