12 août 2015

Cristobal Balenciaga, Coat, Fall 1950

Cristobal Balenciaga (French, founded 1949), Coat, Fall 1950. Multicolored velvet. Gift of Jerome Zipkin.86.142.3. The Museum at FIT 2012 © The Museum at FIT. Balenciaga was a true sculptor in fabric, a master of cut and construction whose work approached pure form. Simple lines (the product of much subtlety and originality in cut) were executed in luxurious materials - in this case, broken stripes of gray, brown, tan, and black silk velvet. A reserved and intensely private man, Balenciaga has always been... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2015

Cristobal Balenciaga, Coat, Fall 1950

Cristobal Balenciaga (French, founded 1949), Coat, Fall 1950. Beige wool duvetyn. Gift of Doris Duke.72.81.23. The Museum at FIT 2012 © The Museum at FIT. The simplicity of Balenciaga's most innovative designs is perfectly realized in this garment. The visible folds are formed and anchored to a ribbon that runs inside the upper part of each sleeve, from the neckline to cuff, and the folds are tacked to the ribbon at approximately four inch intervals. Despite its dramatic effect, the construction is a simple... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

'Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection' on view at the RISD Museum

Paul Poiret (French, 1879-1944), Coat, 1922. Silk velvet, fur, metallic silk embroidery, and faux pearls. Length: 147.3 cm (58 inches). Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.9. RISD Museum, Providence, RI. PROVIDENCE, RI.- These garments dating from 1922 to the late 1930s share two traits: they were worn by Edith Stuyvesant Dresser Vanderbilt Gerry (1873–1958) and they incorporate gold in the form of lamé, metallic pigments, and actual metal threads. During the period... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2014

The JoannaJohn Collection "One Of A Kind", my selection.

Coat © Copyright 2014 The JoannaJohn Collection. Long Patti Jacket © Copyright 2014 The JoannaJohn Collection. Coat © Copyright 2014 The JoannaJohn Collection. Long Anatoli Jacket © Copyright 2014 The JoannaJohn Collection. Coat © Copyright 2014 The JoannaJohn Collection. Caftan © Copyright 2014 The JoannaJohn Collection. Jacket © Copyright 2014 The JoannaJohn Collection. I bought one of them in Lisboa as a robe de chambre. Photos courtesy The JoannaJohn Collection. 
12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm). Gift of Mrs. John Jay Whitehead, 1943. C.I.43.13.4 © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 46 in. (116.8 cm). Gift of Mrs. John Jay Whitehead, 1943. C.I.43.13.1. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1850–1900. Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1850–1900. Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 30 1/4 in. (76.8 cm). Gift of Dorothy A. Gordon and Virgina A. White, in Memory of Madge Ashley, 1973. 1973.291.1. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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08 février 2013

Liberty of London, coat, french, circa 1920s

Liberty of London, coat, french, circa 1920s, silk. Gift of Mrs. R.H. Trott, 1974. Accession Number: 1974.92 © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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17 juillet 2012

England, Coat (detail)1740s, silk, wool, linen, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

England, Coat (detail) 1740s, silk, wool, linen, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 
17 juillet 2012

France, Coat, c.1810 wool, silk, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

France, Coat, c.1810 wool, silk, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne