Category Archives: 50s

Costume design by Marie-Louise Bruyère in 1950s.


Costume designs by Marie-Louise Bruyère. French Haute couture vintage fashion.

Costume design “Modèle Domino”

Costume design by French couturier Marie-Louise Bruyère.

Marie-Louise Bruyère (1918-1958), called Mme Bruyère (pronounced Broo-yair) was born in rural France, but her ambitious parents, Henri Bruyère and Jeanne Loubet, moved the family to the expanding suburbs of Paris, where they prospered.

Costume designs by Marie-Louise Bruyère. French Haute couture vintage fashion.

Costume design “Modèle Classicisme”

The sophisticated neighbourhood of Saint Gratien, which included Napoleon I’s niece, Princess Mathilde, amongst its residents, impressed the young designer who trained first with the house of Cheruit, and then Lanvin. Madame Jeanne Lanvin asked her to become Première d’Atelier de Couture. By 1928, she opened her own fashion house, Bruyère Couture, which flourished as her fame spread internationally, allowing her to open a grand salon at 22 Place Vendome in 1937. She staged two fashion shows a year, containing up to 200 different outfits in cool raffish elegance.

Costume designs by Marie-Louise Bruyère. French Haute couture vintage fashion.

Costume design “Modèle Olympic”

Each outfit was assigned a different name. By 1947 she employed 328 people. The business continued to grow in scale and reputation, but from the mid 1950s it switched to producing prêt-a-porter outfits, and its name became increasingly eclipsed.

Women from Vojvodina, Bačka Hungaria.

Vladimir Kirin. Serbian national costumes. Vojvodina, Bačka Banat. Traditional Hungarian folk dresses.

Women from Vojvodina, Bačka Banat Hungaria

Women from Vojvodina, Bačka Hungaria.

Traditional Serbian Woman`s costumes (Hungarian) from Vojvodina, Bačka, Pannonia (Srpska i mađarska narodna nošnja. Pokrajine Vojvodine). Drawing by Vladimir Kirin.

Couple from Risan in traditional Montenegro national costumes.

Montenegro national costumes. Folk dresses from Risan. Traditional Serbian national costume.

Couple from Risan, Montenegro.

Couple from Risan Montenegro. (Crnogorska narodna nošnja).

The traditional garb of Montenegro is considered one of the finest in Europe.

By By Vladimir Kirin.

German boys fashion in the 1950s.

German boys dresses, costumes, vintage fashion in 1950s.

German boys school class 1948.

German boys school class with teacher 1948. Fashion in German post-war period.

A fine example of the common fashion in the German post-war period 1950s. Shown is a boys school class at school or hiking trip. For this reason they are dressed very practical and spruced. The hair is worn very short, the ears are free, plus a side parting. Waistcoats and jackets, a white shirt, a vest over a sleeveless sweater. Many of the boys wear short pants. The boy left a leather pants with matching suspenders.
The teacher wears a jacket, including a vest, white shirt and tie. The pants are cut wide and striped patterns.