All that frontspeak before we get to the good stuff. We haven't picked a date, but of course, I am thinking of dresses. I've been looking at ready-to-wear dresses and haven't really been all that inspired. I guess I'm kind of boring. I don't want a dress with a train (why would you want to drag all that expensive fabric on the ground?!) and I don't want to look like a layer cake. Because I have ruled these two things out, I feel like there are few options to draw from.
Sewing patterns don't offer much interest either, because I think most people either buy dresses or are pretty happy with the standard ballgown, mermaid, or full skirted silhouettes. And then my moment of zen came to me - I remembered being at the Strand bookstore years ago and coming across a book of Vionnet designs. That is what I want.
|Vionnet on display at the Met. They probably won't let me borrow this.|
|Another Vionnet with simple lines and beautiful draping - I love the ombre effect in the skirt.|
|I almost didn't include this one because of the photo quality, and because it's got Crazy Cape going on but it is still gorgeous and I can forgive the cape.|
|OOP Vogue 2241, a reproduction of a 1934 dress. Stunning!|