Jean Patchett, John Rawling's photo for Vogue 1948

Jean Patchett is wearing a silk taffeta ballgown by Adrian, Vogue November 1948

1956Christian Dior

Simone D’Aillencourt in Christian Dior, 1957 white evening gown late early long full skirt dress standing off shoulder collar

Christian Dior 1956

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion: Dior Couture Dresses - 1956 Me & on a super top secret mission.

Christian Dior, 1952

Christian Dior, 1952 yellow gown long photo print ad model magazine The Introduction of the Newl look by Dior with wasp waise and full skirt.

Jean Patou designed this silk satin ballgown in 1954.  The voluminous skirt is gathered into a buckle at the waist.  Via Couture Allure.

Jean Patou' s silk-satin ball gown, 1954 What color are you dreaming this in? Mine is in a pale pink.

Cristobal Balenciaga red moire evening gown, 1956.

Balenciaga Gown - 1956 Princess Diana posed in a red gown in front of a similar or the same tapestry later in life mid evening gown red moire satin tulip bell full puff skirt hemline long dress ball formal

“Odette” by Dior, fall/winter 1953-54. The Met Museum

"Odette" House of Dior (French, founded Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville Montecatini) Date: fall/winter Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Byron C.

Model Sophie Malgat is wearing a 1952 Cristobol Balenciaga evening dress of white organdy embroidered with black polka-dots.

Christian Dior 1949

Dior Dinner Dress - 1949 - by Christian Dior (French, - Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded -The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Mlle When I get married, this dresses the color of my choice (maybe even black) will be my reception dress.