Oh to have been able to select an entire wardrobe from the early 50’s (local expert Thomas Brown informs me this is from 1951–thank you; I just had a loose image in a stack). Even in Indianapolis…and love the cursive used for the William H. Block Co. logo!
This ad is from 1951
Hello…well the photo here is just wonderful. Is that a 24″ waist I see? I recently went to an estate sale and purchased a killer Christian Dior Feather and Crystal Beaded Hat. It came in a burgundy hat box from this store!!!! Now, that I see the “haute couture” that was offered, I believe this was really the original hat box. Thanks for making the past the present for me.
It is a complete myth that high fashion and Indy did not mix. Ayres, Block’s and Wasson’s carried the top designers of the day…Adrian, Irene, Maurice Rentner, Hattie Carnegie, Nettie Rosenstein, Patullo by Jo Copeland…pretty much all the big names.