Monday, December 26, 2016


Bob Dylan, the teenager's troubadour came out of the West to wander restlessly through the country, playing and singing his own folk tunes, like '"Blowin' in the Wind."' More of a words man than a musician, he sets his verbal flashes of insight to simple melodies that hush his audience. Now, five years later, his restless wanderings include brief but profitable stops at Columbia's recording studio which is releasing his latest L.P., Bringing It All Back Home.

Harper's Bazaar April 1965
Photography: Richard Avedon

eyes on the sixties at devodotcom

Friday, November 11, 2016


paris relaxed


soft shaggy mohair check coat by playsport

silver-grey flannel by gant

mustard yellow rib knit and suede by merrill-sharpe

fine cotton paisley print in patchwork pattern by izod

pure silk sport shirt by countess mara photographed at the bayonne barrel and drum company, newark, new jersey

custom designed for col.serge obolensky by dunhill tailors new york city

an after six original, red velvet scrolled with black silk embroidery - shawl collar and pocket welts of black satin.

silver-grey silk jacket custom tailored by frank aurora

the new continental silhouette - shorter jacket, cutaway front, high peaked lapels in silk and worsted by lord west

a radically new design for the future - buttonless cardigan worsted twill suit, designed by john dero, tailored by knize, new york city. futuristic shirt from bonnell-holden, n.y.c.

Gentlemen's Quarterly November 1958
Emma Gene Hall
Leonard Nones
Norman Lerner

eyes on the fifties at devodotcom

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Navy shirt-blazer with gold buttons has a smart casual air - worn with a striped cotton jersey and neckerchief all from Oscar

Gentlemen's Quarterly November 1958
Photography: Arthur Veiga

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tis The Season ... to be formal 1958

GQ November 1958
Photography: Emma Gene Hall 

under the statue of Theodora, patron saint of the Gaslight Club, New York, a Louis Roth Jacket - Eddy Harth Beverly Hills

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Italy: Shoeshine Children
Photography: Irving Penn
Vogue May 15, 1949

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


"news in cardigans" red moleskin over rayon crash sheath by Arnheimer leans on a 1949 Cadillac with 160-hp. engine.

Clare Potter sleeveless blouse in menswear shirting with  Moygashel linen skirt leans against a Buick Roadmaster convertible with Dynaflow drive.

"cool coverage"  beige rayon crash duster over silk shantung camisole dress by Vera Maxwell. Dorfan bag - Alfred Dunhill; Rawhide case - Oshkosh. 1949 Packard station sedan.

suit and helmut of grey wool jersey from Paris, Jo Hughes - clipped black pearl silver fox by Esther Dorothy. Hat by Suzy. 1949 handmade Jaguar convertible from Hoffman Motors.

pink cotton voile by Charles Nudelman in Chrysler's mahogany-panelled "Town & Country" convertible.

fashions from the editorial "America Through the Windshield" The joys of detours, motels, and the eccenticities of filling-station men by Lewis Gannett
Vogue May 15, 1949
Photography: Herbert Matter; Serge Balkin

...eyes on the forties at devodotcom

Monday, February 1, 2016


Four back-views,four back treatments of a single theme:
the California maillot by Cole of California; Mabs; Caltex; Catalina

The Bright Swimming Shell
Vogue June 1949
Photography: Clifford Coffin

Friday, January 29, 2016


summer sleep

"Summer Sleep" 
Photographic Study
Irving Penn
Vogue June 1949

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Principessa Helen Wolkonsky

Donna Milagros del Drago in the Palazzo Rispoli ... Donna Marelia Caracciolo dei Principi de Castagneto ... Principessa Letizia Boncompagni Ludovisi

All four young ladies of Roman society gowned by Contessa Gabriella di Robilant

Wallace Simpson in Mainbocher

Christian Dior's tapered oval shoulder interpreted for America by Larry Aldrich - pearls by Coro

Maud et Nano's "Nursery Maid" hat

Ceil Chapman chiffon and Coro pearls

Veronica Lake in Castillo's long, close coat of dark satin photographed by Avedon

Harper's Bazaar July 1947
Louise Dahl-Wolfe
Richard Avedon

eyes on the forties at devodotcom