samedi, mars 15, 2008

Dress by Madeleine Vionnet, 1914

Dress by Madeleine Vionnet, 1914, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

"The classical costume is translated into a fashionable Grecian-style dress of 1914. Designers Kacques Doucet, Paul Poiret and mariano Fortuny all borrowed from the classical style, but this dress was probably a creation by designer Madeleine Vionnet who opened her house in Paris in 1912. She was famous for her bias-cut drapery and the influences of her style can be seen in the later work of Madame Grès and John Galliano."

Scanned from the book "Decades of Fashion".

Click image for 618 x 900 size.

vendredi, mars 14, 2008

King George V at Ascot, 1907

King George V at Ascot, 1907, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Scanned from the book "Decades of Fashion".

Click image for 963 x 1120 size.

jeudi, mars 13, 2008

The Duncan Dancers, 1900-1914

The Duncan Dancers, 1900-1914, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

"The Duncan dancers pose in classical costume, an influential fashion trend of the time. Isadora Duncan had caused controversy with her free-moving dance techniques that contrasted with the disciplined movement of classical ballet. She danced barefoot to the music of Brahms and Wagner and later founded her own dance school in Moscow."

Scanned from the book "Decades of Fashion".

Click image for 968 x 767 size.

mercredi, mars 12, 2008

A. Leon-Jean-Bastile Perrault, Water Nymph, 1898

mardi, mars 11, 2008

James Jacques Joseph Tissot, Hide and Seek, c. 1877

Click image for 778 x 1076 size.

lundi, mars 10, 2008

Vintage dancers

Vintage dancers, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Found in Ectoplasmosis.

Click image for 500 x 693 size.

dimanche, mars 09, 2008

Childe Hassam, Street Scene in Paris, Autumn, 1889

Click image for 640 x 459 size.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin