A Tale of Two Dresses: Loretta Harper on Design

The 1950’s: a taffeta lined, cinch-waisted dream of elegance. Times were simpler, fashion was cleaner, and everyone looked fantastic all the time. Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley flooded the airwaves and women’s deepest fantasies with their smooth voices, their slicked back hair, their subdued sex appeal as the rhythm of the snare drum thumped in the background. It’s easy to paint a perfect portrait of times gone by; to rely on