Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Michelle Robinson Obama

Never Goes Out of Style

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Who is Toni Breland ?

Suzy Parker, model.  Photo by Henry Clarke.

as you enjoy the fashion show below!

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Toni' s Vintage!

Video provided by YouTube channel BellisVintage.  Music by Miles Davis.

Video provided by YouTube channel TV2 Africa.

VINTAGE VIDEO

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Coretta Scott King

Video provided by YouTube channel Gloria Starr.

Who (or what) is Toni Breland?

Toni is a symbol of the high fashion that was dominant during the late 1940s, entire 1950s, and early 1960s.   This era is noted for its striking, international haute couture images and its emphasis on overtly feminine fashions.  These decades also promoted the version of ladyhood seen in the wardrobes of such prominent women as Coretta Scott King, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and model Suzy Parker, a favorite subject of iconic fashion photographer Henry Clarke (whose work is featured in some of the photos above).  The Toni philosophy supports the belief that, contrary to the thinking of too many designers today, a woman’s sex appeal often finds best expression when she is artfully draped rather than when she is overly exposed. 

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