Elizabeth Hawes | “It’s My Own Invention” | c. 1937
Posts tagged 1930s.
Wedding Ensemble | Callot Souers | c. 1930
In my opinion this is the epitome of 1930s couture. Imagine the woman that walked down the aisle in this. LIVING!
xtravaganza eleganza (n.): something possessing exceptionally high amounts of elegance
Elsa Schiaparelli | Court Presentation Ensemble | c. 1938
Another piece I loved from Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. Schiaparelli was inspired by Regency silhouettes for this gown. The glass beadwork is incredible in person.
Elsa Schiaparelli | c. 1938
I finally went to Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations at the met yesterday. I absolutely fell in love with this gown. It is stunning in person. I particularly love the sleeves. They are a perfectly dainty interpretation of the large shoulder pads of the era.
Court Presentation Gown | Boué Soeurs| c. 1932 -
This is a re-post but I don’t care because it’s fantastic
Charles James | Wedding Dress | c. 1934
Miss Baba Beaton wore this dress when she married Mr Alec Hambro on 6 November 1934. It is an early example of the work of the designer Charles James. It anticipates later developments in his style, particularly his approach to complex cut. The beauty of the design lies in its deceptive simplicity and the designer’s complete understanding of the potential of the fabric. Darts and seams shape the smooth ivory satin, which clings and drapes around the body in order to enhance the graceful figure. James said, ‘all my seams have meaning - they emphasize something about the body’.
Vionnet | Evening Gown | c. 1935
In Vionnet’s hands, finishing details such as hems, seams and applied decoration are executed with precision and finesse. This dress was designed by Vionnet in 1935. By this year, Vionnet had operated her own couture house for 23 years and had worked for nearly 50 years in the dressmaking and couture trades. The dress is crafted from organza and fine tulle. Its delicacy is underlined by the scattering of appliquéd velvet swallow motifs across the skirt.