Contempler la galaxie

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“L’univers est un grand livre, où la nature a tout écrit. ” Stanislas de Boufflers ; Le traité sur le libre arbitre (1808). Photo of a model wearing a Pierre Cardin dress by Philippe Pottier (1961) and my photo of … Continue reading

Under the Tropics in the 1940s

La voûte céleste


Markus Lupfer’s dress.
“On s’apercevra vite que la nuit à la belle étoile est néfaste. La voûte céleste rend insomniaque : trop de beauté, trop de grandeur pour songer à dormir.” Sylvain Tesson – Petit traité sur l’immensité du monde

The American vintage fashion designer James Galanos

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James Galanos (1924-2016) was an American fashion designer who dressed America’s social elite and celebrities during 46 years.

Sixties dresses

During the Sixties, the A-line dress, the mock neck dress, the fit and flare dress, the shift dress and the trapeze dress were very popular. Moreover, creators often designed beaded, embellished and brocard dresses. Besides, geometric, Op art and floral … Continue reading

The vintage fashion brand Vicky Vaughn

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Vicky Vaughn was the junior division of R & M Kaufmann in Aurora, Illinois. The Kaufman brothers start their business  in the 1920s. They produced high quality dresses and sleepwear but with moderate prices thanks to a mass production in … Continue reading

The vintage fashion brand Bobbie Brooks

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Bobbie Brooks was founded in 1939 by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter in Cleveland. Initially it was named Ritmore Sportswear. After Saltzman bought the company in 1953, it was named Bobbie Brooks. The brand targeted mainly the young woman.

The French vintage fashion designer Jacques Heim

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Jacques Heim (1899-1967) was a famous French fashion designer. He founded his own couture house in 1930. In 1936, he launched young outfits with the Jeunes Filles collection to target a new audience. In addition of the clothes, Jacques Heim … Continue reading

The fashion designer Antonio Marras

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Born in Alghero (Sardinia), Antonio Marras presented for the first time an eponym collection in 1996, focusing on craft techniques and inspired from his natal island (folkloristic kitsch style, ligazzio rubio …). In 1999, he founded his own label of … Continue reading

Scoop neckline dresses

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A scoop neckline is medium low in front, rounded and wider than the base of the neck. Brocke dress and Marchesa dress. Source : https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/24654/ECNO1382.pdf?sequence=1

Saloni

Saloni is a London based contemporary womenswear founded by designer Saloni Lodha in 2011. Born in India, the creator celebrates her Indian heritage with bold colours and patterns. The clothes are very elegant, feminine and creative (prints, shapes…). Saloni has famous clients like The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), Carey Mulligan and Naomi Watts.

The website : http://salonilondon.com/

The 2nd skin Co

The 2nd skin Co is a Spanish fashion brand created by Antonio Burillo and Juan Carlos Fernández in 2006. There are two main lines differentiated by price, quality, preparation and dedication : the prêt-a-porter and the Atelier collection. The clothes are very elegant, feminine and refined with lovely details.

Boat neckline dresses

A boat neckline or bateau neckline is “a wide neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulder points, across the collarbone”. It is an elegant, feminine and retro type of neckline. In the fifties, the boat neckline dresses were very popular.

Paule Ka’s dress

The vintage fashion designer John Bates alias Jean Varon

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John Bates (Born in 1938) is a British fashion designer who was very famous in the sixties and seventies. In 1960, he started his label “Jean Varon”. John Bates chose the name “Jean Varon” for his label because he wanted … Continue reading

Mary Katrantzou dresses

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The Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou founded her own label in 2009. The brand sells womenswear but also accessories (bags and jewelry). Recognized by her peers, she received several prestigious awards such as : The Swiss Textiles Award (2010) and … Continue reading

Hobbs

Hobbs is a British fashion brand founded in 1981 by Marilyn and Yoram Anselm. Most of the creations are made in its central London atelier “from first sketch through to final garment”. The clothes are elegant, retro inspired, easy to wear, well fitting, refined, feminine and high quality. Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) is a loyal customer of the brand.

Goat

Goat is a British brand founded by the designer Jane Lewis in 2001. She creates elegant, simple and retro inspired clothes. The lines are pure and the materials used are high quality. It is chic and easy to wear! The designer favours cashmere, silk and wool as materials. Among her clients, there are celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Lana Del Rey and Duchess of Cambridge.

Jane Ray illustration

P.A.R.O.S.H fashion label

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P.a.r.o.s.h. is an Italian fashion brand founded in the 1980’s by Paolo Rossello. His clothes are sophisticated and vintage inspired. I love the feminine and retro shapes, the high quality fabrics, the floral patterns and the ravishing details. The website … Continue reading

The fashion designer Samantha sung

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Korean born, Samantha Sung launched her eponymous label in London, in 2006. Her clothes are high quality and hand crafted. She creates original and inspired prints. I love her floral prints and the retro and feminine shape of her dresses. … Continue reading

Trapeze dresses

A trapeze dress has a triangular shape (no waistline seam) but instead of starting at the waist (like the a-line dress), the silhouette begins at the shoulders and flairs out over the form.

Shift dresses

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A shift dress has straight lines and ends around the knees. Moreover, the shift dress is loose to the waist and hips contrary to the sheath dress. It is the sixties iconic dress. I found this dress very elegant, easy … Continue reading