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Mainbocher dress by Horst P. Horst (1936)

Mainbocher is a fashion label created by Main Rousseau Bocher (1890-1976). He was and American couturier and he worked in Paris and New York from 1930’s to 1960’s.
He designed Wallis Simpson’s wedding dress for her marriage with Edward VIII.
He created the “Mainbocher corset” that radically altered the undefined silhouette of the thirties.

Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann, best known as Horst P. Horst (1906-1999), was a German fashion photographer.
The first pictures on French Vogue appeared in 1931 and when war broke out in Europe he went to the United States.
Horst started to do series of photos illustrating the lifestyle of international high society when Diana Vreeland became editor-in-chief of American Vogue.

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