18 April 2013

Elegance

 
Elegance is so difficult to define but a good place to start is the way fabric drapes around the body...Madeleine Vionnet a parisian designer who worked at the same time as Chanel was an absolute master...

The dress above is by Madeleine Vionnet...if only it could be mine I am sure i would be a happy person for ever!
 

Perhaps vintage 50s evening dress that originally had a tulle under the satin skirt but which had to be removed due to damage...but the drape of this ball gown is staggering for a small waist and reasonable boobage as the brocade just frames your top while letting the miles of satin skirt do the rest...reconditioned size 34-36 R325...

 
Brocade at the bust and the shoulder with fine black beading in the boned bodice...

 
A different 60s look in a column popular at the time...the fabric is crimp and the colour can only be described as tangerine with bronzy beading at the bust...this shape elongates the body and shows off a reasonable bust subtly...size 36 R225...

 
Detail at Bust.

 
Another 60s column but this time in a heavier knitted crimp that hugs your curves and works with a smaller bust...the gold and white print is what makes this dress standout size 34-36 R225...

 
Detail at neck.

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