|Poiret's "Oriental" Influenced Fashion|
|Princess Louise with her daughters, Princesses Maud and Alexandra|
|Natalina "Lina" Cavalier|
|Prince (and psychoanalyst) Marie Bonapaparte|
I love the sleeve treatment and tiara. Both seem to be a nod to one of her new homes, Greece. From her posture, I'm sure her corset was more than tight enough.
I had to include some bridal wear in this post. This is Lady Violet Manner, whose veil is absolutely beautiful brocaded with white velvet. Apparently she had her and her husbands family crests embroidered on them ... the day before the ceremony. I wish I had a better view of the dress, which was covered in lace.
|Gown by the Mrs. Osborn Company|
|This Gown is as beautiful going as coming.|
|French Gown 1909-1911|
I'm not sure this gown was a product of 1910 but, as the Met lists it as being from the years 1909-1911, I thought I'd sneek it in.
It looks as if it may have been inspired by both Greek and Roman art.
The peacock theme is almost over the
top but I don't care. Th combination of charcoal and turquoise is one of my favorites. The two peacocks are down in such detail and seems both elegant and fun.
This is not in the Met's collection and it is not vintage. It is a recreation of the 1910 pattern found in "Patterns of Fashion 2." I think this is a wonderful and inspiring dress. The dressmaker's attention to detail in the beadwork admirable. The entire post can be found at the Costume blog.
Well, I'm worn out but inspired. What inspires you?
Okay, I couldn't resist a p.s. because when I found this photo, it just made me smile. What were they talking about? What were they eating? How did they make those wonderful bows in their hair?
|Three Girls on Street by Hine Levis - 1910|