Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paris Couture - 1937

Today, the next in our continuing series about Paris couture in the 1930s.  The year is 1937 and the beauty is in the incredible details.  Which is your favorite?

Marcel Rochas black crepe dress adorned with light blue gathered ribbons.  Note the large holes at the neckline and sleeves that the ribbons thread through.

Charles Worth black velvet dress with intricate embroidery on the bodice.

Rosevienne dress in black knitted lace.  The skin shows through where the slip isn't!

Lucien Lelong black velvet dress with a white Guipure lace bodice.  Bows accent the lace.

Elsa Schiaparelli brings the ultimate in fun details.  The black crepe suit is accented with red embroidery around the pockets in the shape of lips.  And that is her famous shoe hat in black with a red heel.

6 comments:

RAW Fashion Magazine said...

Ahh where Fashion Week originated so of course its always chic
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Elinora said...

All are delightful but Rochas is the most graceful! For clothes of 1930's, I think I prefer the end of the decade, it seems to me that it looks more modern...

Kathleen said...

These are beautiful! It is difficult to choose, but I am especially fond of the Lucien Lelong dress. I love the hats and gloves with each dress too. Sigh....

Victoria said...

Amazing details, love all of them. The shoe hat is a little bit much. I was thinking a little over the top, but I guess that is a pun, and my elementary teacher would not allow me to write puns in my story telling, so sad, I thought they were funny :)

deang said...

The ribbon and cutout details on the Rochas are incredible. I like it and the Schiaparelli best.

French Press VINTAGE said...

in the last picture, her hat looks like an upside down heel!

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