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.