Mad Carpentier | c. 1940s
This is so modern
Gilbert Adrian | c. 1944
Adrian celebrated simple, American-made fabrics in his designs, frequently using gingham or simple organdy for evening, as well as daywear. Here, the designer paired red and white striped cotton with red, white and blue eyelet to create a dress that embodies both his own aesthetic and post-war American patriotism.
Schiaparelli | c. 1940
My current collection for school is loosely inspired by matador culture, this reminded me of it.
Designed for Schiaparelli’s summer 1940 collection, this jacket was worn with a black mermaid dress and a jet beaded black tulle hat. In sophisticated pink twill trimmed with contrasting black Spanish-influenced embroidery, the jacket exudes a certain chic that would be increased as worn by Millicent Rogers, the original owner. This design was well-received by the fashion press, particularly the mermaid dress, Schiaparelli’s newest silhouette for evening. As war was spreading across Europe, Schiaparelli chose to focus on femininity and youth, and this jacket, as well as the ensemble as a whole, is the epitome of both. (Met Museum)