The sitcom The Nanny (1993 – 1999) starred Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, whose bold wardrobe complemented her extroverted personality. Fran wore clothing by numerous high fashion designers, but Moschino appeared to be her preferred label. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Moschino Couture Jacket
Vivienne Tam has often explored her Chinese heritage through fashion. Her spring 1995 collection, made with artist Zhang Hongtu, featured satirical images of Mao Zedong, formal chairman of the Communist Party of China.
Flowers often feature in Rodarte’s collections. In this dress (Spring 2007), the use of oversized silk roses in variegated shades of silk tulle make a bold and striking statement. For the spring 2019 collection, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy commissioned hairstylist Odile Gilbert to make hair sculptures from fresh roses, which were widely acclaimed.
Photographed as Part of the Exhibit Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, on View at The Museum at FIT Through November 28th, 2021.
The La Sylphide Gown, designed by Charles James, was worn by Miss Esme O’Brien when she came out as a New York debutante in 1937 (a sylph is a lovely, slim young woman or girl).
Henri Lédéchaux bred the French hybrid rose Madame Ferdinand Janin in 1875. It was imported into the United States in 1886, where it was renamed American Beauty.