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Evening jacket Designer: Prince Tirtoff, New York 1930s

Evening jacket Designer: Prince Tirtoff, New York 1930s

Sexy yet elegant.

Sexy yet elegant.

* Evening jacket silk, metallic thread  1930s  Prince Tirtoff (Erté) New York  Textile by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

* Evening jacket silk, metallic thread 1930s Prince Tirtoff (Erté) New York Textile by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

PFW. Dries Van Noten s.s 2013 >> LAST YEAR: Mixed material. THIS YEAR: mixed texture.

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PFW. Dries Van Noten s.s 2013 >> LAST YEAR: Mixed material. THIS YEAR: mixed texture.

Princess Diana’s dresses sell for ‘less than expected’ at auction ❤ liked on Polyvore

Princess Diana’s dresses sell for ‘less than expected’ at auction ❤ liked on Polyvore

Look perfecto para acudir a Vogue Fashion Night Out: chaqueta de Isabel Marant

Look perfecto para acudir a Vogue Fashion Night Out: chaqueta de Isabel Marant

Coco Chanel by Madame D’Ora, about 1927.

Coco Chanel by Madame D’Ora, about 1927.

Ensemble    Jeanne Lanvin, 1930    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ensemble Jeanne Lanvin, 1930 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Suit  House of Chanel  (French, founded 1913)  Designer: Attributed to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur 1883–1971 Paris) Date: early 1970s Culture: French Medium: silk

Suit House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) Designer: Attributed to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur 1883–1971 Paris) Date: early 1970s Culture: French Medium: silk

Christian Dior Haute Couture evening cocktail dress and jacket ensemble from spring/summer 1964 by designer Marc Bohen. Made from ivory color cotton silk lace. House of Dior.

Christian Dior Haute Couture evening cocktail dress and jacket ensemble from spring/summer 1964 by designer Marc Bohen. Made from ivory color cotton silk lace. House of Dior.

1930s black crepe with long, long scrunched sleeves, a figure defining skirt on the bias, and a grand deep ivory cowl neckline edged in white rabbit fur. There's a  hint of a medieval chatelaine to the style, yes?

1930s black crepe with long, long scrunched sleeves, a figure defining skirt on the bias, and a grand deep ivory cowl neckline edged in white rabbit fur. There's a hint of a medieval chatelaine to the style, yes?

Evening coat by House of Chanel ca 1920

Evening coat by House of Chanel ca 1920

30s gown of silver satin with long peplum overjacket. Deco seaming on lapel and aqua trimmed hem of jacket, netting supports puff sleeves.

30s gown of silver satin with long peplum overjacket. Deco seaming on lapel and aqua trimmed hem of jacket, netting supports puff sleeves.

Charles James  circa 1959

Charles James circa 1959

This 1924 robe de style has a DIY crafty vibe to it. I could see borrowing the motif of the tumbling leaves in autumn colors, and creating an A-line skirt with felted leaves.  And wearing it to work, which I could not do with the original.

This 1924 robe de style has a DIY crafty vibe to it. I could see borrowing the motif of the tumbling leaves in autumn colors, and creating an A-line skirt with felted leaves. And wearing it to work, which I could not do with the original.

Amazing...but in a different color! (Alexander McQueen)

City print candle

Amazing...but in a different color! (Alexander McQueen)