Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little black dresses, 1920s


Little black dresses, 1920s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 972 x 968 size. Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

From the book: "The little black dress was made fashionable by Coco Chanel and Edward Molyneux and was promoted by American Vogue in 1926. Black dresses had not previously been fashionable for society women, unless they were in mourning. For one thing, they made a good base from which to show accessories. A velvet dress by the House of Jenny (above, left), another dress by Jenny showing off a tasselled lipstick holder (above, centre), and a dress by Madeleine Vionnet (above, right) with signature scalloped panels."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

He descubierto tu blog hoy, llevo cinco horas sin parar de mirar las maravillosas imagenes que has coseguido reunir. Muchas gracias.

Mariana said...

Olá, obrigada pela visita. Abraços de Lisboa!

Lemondrop Marie said...

These are gorgeous, I love the whole one arm cuff look. Micheal Jackson was copying the '20's? Ha. :)

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