In 1951, a scant six years after the Greatest Generation won WWII and Coco (When a woman my age gets a lover, she doesn’t ask too many questions.) Chanel, canoodled with her Nazi Mr. Big, Dale Cabana presented his resort looks for men. A very skimpy, leopard printed Speedo-ish thong is the first look. Dale Cabana narrates the brief (literally) runway presentation
himself and one could say his aesthetic is early Speedo with some Roman gladiator influences. And what’s with all the Spartacus style?
Spring 2013 for women is all chariot chic and glad boots.
Dale Cabanna Men’s Fashions 1951
Vintage Shoes 1951