Speedo Meets Thom Browne: The Daring 1951 Resortwear of Dale Cabana ; Vintage Swimwear 1935

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

Tom Ford, $3895

Tom Ford, $3895

himself and one could say his aesthetic is early Speedo with some Roman gladiator influences. And what’s with all the Spartacus style?

Jimmy Choo, $1495

Jimmy Choo, $1495


Jimmy Choo, $1495

Spring 2013 for women is all chariot chic and glad boots.

Dale Cabanna Men’s Fashions  1951

Vintage Shoes 1951


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