12 avril 2016

1930s fashion exhibition opens at Sudley House

LIVERPOOL.- Sudley House is getting the Hollywood treatment with Putting on the Glitz, a glamorous 1930s fashion exhibition. A stunning selection of 20 outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s costume collection is being displayed at the South Liverpool gallery, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period. Visitors can expect to see an elegant exhibition, exploring 1930s fashions at their best, when women embraced more fitted styles with longer hemlines, in... [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]
30 décembre 2015

House of Worth, Jean-Philippe Worth, Evening coat, 1901

House of Worth, Jean-Philippe Worth, Evening coat, 1901. Silk, fur. Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Edith Gardiner, 1926 (2009.300.64) © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This is an iconic coat of the House of Worth. The construction is meant to emphasize the textile in the most dramatic way and would have been custom made for the House. The House of Worth was founded with an interest in... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2015

A Maison Worth cut velvet evening coat, 1901 and altered in the 1920s.

A Maison Worth cut velvet evening coat, 1901 and altered in the 1920s. Photo Kerry Taylor Auctions. A Maison Worth cut velvet evening coat, 1901 and altered in the 1920s. un-labelled, of deep crimson velvet woven with ribbon scrolls and blooms, edged in white fox and lined in ivory silk, chest 92cm, 36in For a similar Worth mantle in green see 'The Opulent Era' by Elizabeth Ann Coleman colour plate 23, published by Thames & Hudson and the Brooklyn Museum. Jean Philippe Worth was the chief designer at this period. Kerry... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2015

A Maison Worth cyclamen pink wool evening coat, circa 1910

Lot 38 : A Maison Worth cyclamen pink wool evening coat, circa 1910. Estimate:£600 - £1000 © Kerry Taylor Auctions. A Maison Worth cyclamen pink wool evening coat, circa 1910. with woven signature label, numbered 25236, djellabah inspired with couched gold thread embroidery to the shoulders, wide dolman sleeves edged with elaborate silk cord and gold thread macramé fringes and tassels, two large matching pendants to the back below crochet tulips Jean Philippe Worth was the chief designer at this period. ... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2015

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Evening coat, 1949

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Evening coat, 1949. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954 (2009.300.791).
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12 septembre 2015

Maria Monaci Gallenga, Evening Coat, 1922

Maria Monaci Gallenga, Evening Coat, 1922. Kyoto Costume Institute Black velvet with stencil of arabesque pattern; bodice with kimono-like over-sleeve; pillow-shaped collar; tassels; velvet lining.The Japanese kimono was copied, adapted, and finally assimilated into Western clothing. This example, a coat with long sleeves inspired by a Japanese kimono. For surface decoration, an arabesque pattern in stencil-printing was applied.Image and text taken from the book: Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2015

Evening Coat, 1925

Evening Coat, 1925. Kyoto Costume Institute. White cotton voile; black and silver bead paillette embroidery; lotus flower and wave motif; wadded collar; back blousing supported by another fabric from inside.An influence of Japanese design can be seen in this example, a coat, showing embroidered motifs, wadded collar in kimono style, and blousing at the back of the body. There is no label, but its perfect form and elaborate decoration suggest that it was most likely made by an expensive Parisian maison.Image and text taken from... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

Evening Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927

Evening Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927.  Silk jacquard patterned with black and green graduation and gold chrysanthemum motif; matching tie-collar; two panels at back; wadded sleeve hems. The chrysanthemum had often appeared as a fashionable motif sine the latter half of the nineteenth century. The textile with woven chrysanthemums in Japanese makie-like (gold lacquer) style represents the taste of Art Deco. The soft wadded cuffs are similar to the kimono’s fuki (wadded... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2015

Mariano Fortuny, Evening coat, probably 1920s

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice), Evening coat, probably 1920s, silk. L. at center back: 37 in. (94 cm). Gift of Mrs. J. Gordon Douglas, Jr., 1996. 996.448.3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.