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.