House of Chanel | Cocktail dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum. "American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection," May 7, 2010–August 1, 2010.Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection," March 14, 2015–July 19, 2015
Bite the letter knife
Wilhelmina in all van Cleef and Arpel - complete with a rosewood blade and gold handle letter opener. Dress described in the caption as "black lace with a Spanish flavour". A dream of silk marquisette by Alain. Jean Shrimpton in black dotted organza.
1960's Pierre Cardin Psychedelic Cotton-Twill Circle Cut-Outs Mod Tunic Dress
Spectacular mid 1960's Pierre Cardin cotton-twill mini dress in a vibrant psychedelic pattern. In 1951 Cardin opened his own couture house and by 1957, he started a ready-to-wear line; a bold move for a French couturier at the time. The look most associated with Cardin is the "Space Age" collections of the 1960's which made some of the most futuristic clothing of the era. This colorful number is a perfect example of his genuine. I adore the fitted A-line sleeveless silhouette which is so…