On this day in 1927 the first Academy Awards were handed out–so thought it fitting to look at some Academy Award worthy dresses from spring 1946 Vogue…

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These shots featuring murals by Marcel Vertes in a private old New York home at 813 Fifth Avenue, which was open to the public from April 7-14, 1946. Photos by Horst.

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1946dress2Also, on May 15, 1940, nylons went on sale for the first time in the U.S. And here are some of the adverts from 1946. War rationing of nylon was no longer an issue, so the marketing onslought for the product was in full swing…

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1946hosiery3 “As the stem of a flower…” no innuendo in that at all…

1946hosiery4 Visions of nyloned legs dancing in their heads…

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