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Eye On Design: Paris Opera Coat By Paul Poiret

paris opera coat photo by gail worley
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In 1903, French couturier Paul Poiret made his first loose dress with hints of the kimono shape, and by 1906 he had presented his first collection to be worn without a corset. Poiret’s self-confessed lack of sewing skills pushed him to experiment  with sculpting fluid garments directly on the body. Continue reading Eye On Design: Paris Opera Coat By Paul Poiret

Eye On Design: Bill Blass, Pink and White Silk Shantung Ensemble

bill bias pink gingham ensemble photo by gail worley
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Bill Blass (19222001) began his career as a designer f in the 1960s before establishing his own label in 1970. His early preference for bold stripes, checks, and plaids in allover patterns carried through his career in the 1990s. The varied scale of soft Pink and White Gingham silk shantung in this ensemble from the latter period adds dimension to its asymmetrical shape. The color and pattern combined with the apron-like silhouette present an idyllic image of motherhood.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Exhibit In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

bill bias pink gingham ensemble photo by gail worley

Bacon Thing of The Day: Fou Lard Silk Bacon Scarf!

Fou Lard Bacon Scarf
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You know what I just learned? In French, the word Foulard means “silk,” but if you divide the word by syllables, you get Fou (Crazy) and Lard (Fat) which is just endless fun, when you consider this is the name of the scarf that looks like a strip of raw Bacon, designed by Swiss artist Natali Luder. This awesome, 100% Silk Crepe De Chine scarf sells for 160 CHF (Swiss Francs) plus shipping (or about $180 Dollars), at This Link.

Thanks to AM Duros for the Tip!