Sarmi | Evening dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Jacques Fath | Evening dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dress, Evening Jacques Fath (French, 1912–1954) Design House: House of Jacques Fath (French, founded 1937) Date: spring/summer 1947 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in. (132.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Richard Martin, 1993
Hi there! I was wondering if you have any idea what the proper name for the muslin dresses Marie Antoinette wore out at the Trianon and the hameau were called. I know what they are, I just don't know...
Couture dress foundations - which boning to use?
I said this in 2014, and I'll say it again - read more to understand the context of why I said it and why I stand by the statement that plastic boning corrupts over time and simply does not stand up to the job. photo copyright : Julia Bremble, please do not use without permission I've talked about steel boning at length all over this website, and will soon write a blog post on plastic boning for your interest and information. As ever, I present no pre-conceived conclusions and encourage…
House of Dior | "L'Eléphant Blanc" | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Creating the trapeze silhouette for Dior, Saint Laurent has a rigid understructure veiled under a fly-away cage. A boned corset anchors the dress but allows the delusion of a free swinging cone. Seeking a shape for independence, though still tethered, the "Eléphant Blanc" dress also employs a shimmering embroidery on net that requires a finishing flourish to the thread work on a transparent surface
Christian Dior, couturier du rêve
Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs célèbre l’anniversaire marquant les 70 ans de la création de la maison Christian Dior. Cette exposition, riche et dense, invite le visiteur à découvrir l’univers de son fondateur et des couturiers de renom qui lui ont succédé : Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons et tout récemment Maria Grazia Chiuri. Émotions, histoires vécues, affinités, inspirations, créations et filiations relient cette sélection de plus de 300 robes de…
House of Dior | Ball gown | French | The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Christian Dior," December 12, 1996–March 23, 1997.The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dance," December 9, 1986–September 6, 1987.Flint Institute of Arts