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Toni' s Vintage!

Never Goes Out of Style

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Suzy Parker, model.  Photo by Henry Clarke.

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, counter 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. 

Who is Toni Breland ?

as you enjoy the fashion show below!

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Coretta Scott King

Michelle Robinson Obama

VINTAGE VIDEOS

Table Etiquette

Video provided by YouTube channel UBER ARCHIVES.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

"Which fork do I use?"

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