The History of the Cocktail Dress
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The History of the Cocktail Dress

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The Cocktail Dress

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Joan Crawford in an Adrian design for Sadie McKee.
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The Cocktail Dress

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Two models in Christian Dior, 1951.
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Twiggy in 1966.
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The Cocktail Dress

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Models in Kasper for Joan Leslie (left) and John Anthony (right) with escort, c. 1975.
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The Cocktail Dress

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Kate Moss, September 2003.
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Sara Singh illustration.
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Photo: Donfeld Lent by Mr. and Mrs. John Foreman/Photofest, courtesy of CollinsDesign, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Costume sketch by Donfeld for Anjelica Huston in Pritzi's Honor, 1985.
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Mariacarla Boscono in Christian Dior couture, fall 2007.

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