Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thing of beauty: Chanel's silk and feathers

"This gown and matching evening cape, constructed from Chanel's signature black silk crêpe and embellished with combed ostrich feathers, embodies the fluid movement and elegance equally suitable for the 1930s dance hall and the private cocktail party."

- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute

Coco Chanel for House of Chanel, 1935, the 1944 gift of Isabel Shults

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Mrs. G said...


Teresa Hatfield said...

Too beautiful!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh goodness... If I were to EVER rob a museum!!!!