Posts tagged 1930s.

Adrian | Costume for “Marie Antoinette” | c. 1936

Adrian | Costume for Greta Garbo in “Camille” | C. 1936

Wedding Dress | C. 1937

Elizabeth Hawes | “It’s My Own Invention” | c. 1937

Madeleine Vionnet | c. 1939

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’.