I'm going to do this in three separate posts, just so it's not super long! I made a post a while back on Fashions of a Decade for 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Only that time I drew my favorites on a sheet of paper and scanned them. This time I just scanned them! Theres a lot of great pictures and fashion history in there. Here are some of my favorites...
Cover of Vogue, Fall 1939. Wearing a fox-fur jacket and "bird hat" by Elsa Schiaparelli
Sketches for an elegant chain store look. 1939. I love the tightly-belted waists and gathered sleeves, I have a couple of great shirts with gathered sleeves that I found at random thrift stores around my house.
1930s. I love the shape of this evening gown by Alix. I love the whole goddess look, I remember trying to find a prom dress like this but I couldn't! I was really dissapointed, I found a dress that was pretty similiar but still not the same.
Right, tunic and skirt by British couturier Captain Edward Molyneux, 1936. Left, Alix gown. 1937.
Christian Dior. Mainbocher's collection of 1939. I like the color scheme of this, reminds me of the colorblocking Prada did for Spring/Summer 2011. I'm looking at pictures from the runway on my wall right now as I type this and I'm really not seeing any similiarities, but neverless it reminds me of it.