01 mars 2016

Lucile, Evening Dress, Autumn 1916, America

Lucile (Lucy Christina Wallace), Evening Dress, Autumn 1916, America. Off-white silk chiffon, tulle and lace; light blue silk taffeta and satin; one piece dress; floral decoration at breast. Label "Lucile Ltd 37&39 WEST 57 TH ST. NEW YORK".  AC1900 79-1-52 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama Dress characterized by pale coloring and delicate decoration. The skirt section is three-layered, with the front opening of the overskirt giving glimpses of a large number of decorations in tulle... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2016

Jeanne Paquin, Evening Coat, Summer 1912

Jeanne Paquin, Evening Coat, Summer 1912. Blue silk charmeuse satin and black silk chiffon; collar of silk chiffon; embroidery of Japanese-like flowers and waves. Label "Paquin PARIS 3 Rue de la Paix LONDON 39 Dover Street ETE 1912". AC9110 94-9 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Richard Haughton  A shawl-style coat cut from a single piece of fabric. The incision in the center of the fabric combined with the black silk chiffon trimming around the collar creates a nukiemon style, or exposed-neck look. This... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Gustave Beer, Evening Dress, c. 1919

Gustave Beer, Evening Dress, c. 1919. Black silk tulle with silver bead and rhinestone embroidery; silver bead fringes; long train; sash in green and gold stripes; silver "lamé" under dress. Label: "Beer,7 Place Vendôme. Paris Nice MONTE-CARLO". AC7683 93-1-5 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Richard Haughton Through the brilliant surface ornaments and straight silhouette of this dress, people could have foreseen the coming 1920s. The scale pattern or "seigaiha" (blue ocean waves) pattern seen on this dress was... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Callot Sœurs, Evening Dress, c. 1909

Callot Sœurs, Evening Dress, c. 1909. Black silk charmeuse, chiffon, and lace; lace fabric hanging from shoulder; silk satin belt; fake jet ornamentation. Label "Callot Soeurs MARQUE MODE DÉPOSÉS, Paris. AC10339 2000-25-1AB ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa This high-waist empire-style dress, represents the transition of fashion from the S-shaped silhouette shortly before this period to a simple silhouette. However, looking into its structure, the dress incorporates bones to support the... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Mariano Fortuny, Kimono Coat, 1910s

Mariano Fortuny, Kimono Coat, 1910s. Light brown velvet with polychrome stencil print of Japanese traditional pattern; salmon-pink silk faille lining; straight-cut structure. AC7771 93-19 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Kazumi Kurigami A gorgeous informal, indoor wear. The "tatewaku" (hourglass line) pattern with butterfly and hollyhock motifs was inspired by a Japanese fabric. Mariano Fortuny sought out pattern design sources from diverse periods and regions, including Japan. The textile for this coat has the... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2016

Jeanne Lanvin, Evening Dress, 1910s & & Evening Dress, unknown, 1910s

Jeanne Lanvin, Evening Dress (left), 1910s. Green silk chiffon and tulle lace; floral embroidery; rose flower ornament. Label "Jeanne Lanvin PARIS", AC5806 88-22-3AB & Evening Dress (right), unknown. Beige silk tulle and pink silk chiffon; floral embroidery of beads and fake pearls; gold cord embroidery on skirt; AC1000 78-30-14 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama These dresses have a high waist silhouette, which is representative of the early 1910s. This silhouette spread... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2016

Mariano Fortuny, Dress "Delphos", 1910s

Mariano Fortuny, Dress "Delphos", 1910s. Green silk satin one-piece dress; thin pleats all over; glass beads at armholes and side seams. Label "MADE IN ITALY FABRIQUÉ EN ITALIE FOR FORTUNY DEPOSE". AC3189 80-8-3 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama The "Delphos" series, which originated in around 1907, was the signature work of Mariano Fortuny, who used Japanese or Chinese silk fabrics to make ancient Greek-style dresses. Pleats flow down from the shoulders to cover the body naturally. This fresh... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Jean-Philippe Worth, Coat, 1910s, Worth

Jean-Philippe Worth, Coat, 1910s, Worth. Dark red velvet; beige silk satin lining; kimono neckline; looped "kumihimo" (Japanese cord)-like decoration; tassel with beading. AC2880 79-27-1 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Kazumi Kurigami This is an interesting example in which a pulled-back collar, a kimono-style overlap, and loose drapes for the lower part of the back resembling the appearance of a kimono are effectively expressed by Western-style three-dimensional cutting.At the end of the 19th century... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2016

Chopard latest jewellery collection

Detachable butterflies with topazes, tourmalines and sapphires are the main focus in this transformable Chopard bracelet (POA). Chopard earrings in white gold, with two carved jadeites weighing a total of 45cts, pear-shaped emeralds and diamonds (POA).     Chopard high jewellery necklace crafted from titanium and set with multicoloured gemstones and a 14ct pear-cut tanzanite (POA). A 14ct white opal is the centrepiece in this Fleurs d’Opales ring by Chopard, crafted from rhodiumed white gold and titanium... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2016

A Carved 'Ding' 'Lotus' Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty

Lot 242. A Carved 'Ding' 'Lotus' Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short foot to a hexalobed rim, the interior deftly and freely carved with a single lotus flower with curling leaves, applied overall with an even ivory-colored glaze pooling in characteristic tear-drops on the plain exterior, the rim unglazed. Diameter 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm Notes: This bowl is representative of a classic 'Ding'... [Lire la suite]