Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inspiration from Nina Ricci - 1960

Today's inspiration comes from Nina Ricci.  Jules Francois Crahay was the designer for Ricci in 1960 and his genius is evident in this cocktail length dress paired with a full length opera coat, both in an opulent Middle Eastern inspired silk.  The coat is accented with black fox fur collar and cuffs.  Silver shoes echo the silver threads in the fabric.  Black kidskin gloves finish the look.

How does this inspire you?

9 comments:

Miss Meadows said...

When will full length opera coats come into fashion again?!!! I wish... :)

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

You could always start your own trend! I have a few on the website. They are so elegant, aren't they?

Kay said...

OMG, this is astonishingly beautiful! The colors are soooo rich! It inspires me to get sewing, as most vintage dresses are minis on me, whether they were designed that way or not! Today, at work, my lunchtime reading is May 1960 Seventeen...loaded with movie stars and fawning models...and a few of these styles of sheath+coats! Sigh!
Kay
http://moviestarmakeover.blogspot.com/

une femme said...

Add me to the list of opera coat admirers. I always thought they were such an elegant touch.

Miss Rayne said...

Fabulous, opera I can live without but I'd go to the post office in this any day.

CarmenDahling said...

Jody, this photo inspires elegant beauty in dressing. It seems the fashion industry has cast a tyrannical spell on women that one can only wear what is in style. (Rubbish!) I've been waiting all my life for beautiful clothes to come back in vogue and instead the trend has been uglier and unisex for decades. Thank you for offering us such lovely alternatives to the racks of mediocrity at the malls. Your photos are soothing to the eyes and the soul.

CJ said...

Good Lord! I LOVE this. This type of vintage fashion and style is what lured me into the world of vintage as a child, many many years ago.

Still floats my boat.

CJ

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www.cjsredcloset.etsy.com

melina bee said...

love the print, I am very into middle eastern prints and textiles b/c of my heritage . I esp like that although it is a traditional near eastern print, the cut is absolutely western and 1960s.

Erin said...

This is fantastic. So striking.

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