Friday, February 23, 2018

Forgotten Photos

Dolldom has been lucky to discover in its archives a vintage photographic portfolio of New York socialite Yvonne Augusta Monmouth Winthrop, heiress of the famed five-and-dime store fortune S.P. Coolworthy and benefactress of this blog's costume department.

In these recently discovered photos, Ms. Winthrop posed for photographer Manuel de Campo y Prado in fashions by Balenciaga and LizRetros.

In a classic LizRetros silk shantung sheath for cocktail hour.

Sequins for the theater - the premiere of Kismet. 

 Balenciaga for the baptism of her nephew.

It's always grand when the past comes to enrich the present.


  1. As always, Love me some Retros and your B&W photos.

  2. Thank you! Love that Retros gal!