Yipes! More Stripes

In my last post I covered striped fashions of the 1960s vs the current trends.  But I recently discovered photos of this fabulous 1956 resort collection by a company called Cabana and I just had to share.   These photographs were taken  by John  Engstead,  known for his portrait shots of Hollywood stars and his outdoor fashion shoots for many popular magazines.  The pictures were taken on location at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Fashions made of Fuller’s Frossette petit-point pique, designed by Mary Blair for Cabana, and were  available at Bonwit Teller.

striped fashions 1956 mary blair for cabana John Engstead photographer

Striped full skirted sundress by Mary Blair for Cabana 1956-John Engstead Photographer

striped fashions 1956 Mary Blair for Cabana-John Engstead photographer

Striped poncho and swimsuit 1956 Mary Blair for Cabana-John Engstead photographer

Striped skirt by Mary Blair for Cabana 1956 John Engstead Photographer

Striped skirt by Mary Blair for Cabana 1956 John Engstead Photographer

Striped swimsuit coverup by Mary Blair for Cabana 1956 John Engstead Photographer

Striped swimsuit coverup by Mary Blair for Cabana 1956 John Engstead Photographer

By | 2013-11-15T19:31:37-04:00 May 25th, 2012|Fashion|3 Comments

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Theresa
Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.

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    Theresa July 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Wish I could buy all of them now! The white tee with the vintage skirt is such so timeless. Always looks great!

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    the émigré July 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I love the striped skirt with the white tee. That is basically how I dress these days. Really cool to see a vintage reference! 🙂

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    Penny Dreadful Vintage May 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    How beautiful is that chevron swimsuit. Looks incredible body flattering too, I wish I could buy one now!

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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