Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lust Objects ~ Deco in Black and White

Loving deco these days and black and white is so classy. It also happens to be the color of my cat, Lilliput. And the color of my mom's new cat, Kody. So, in honor of Lilli, I give to you... deco in black and white.


Kody Murdock

 Now, not all of these objects are from the correct time period, it's more that they speak to me of the aesthetic.

1909-1911 Jean-Philippe Worth,   The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1910-1914  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1910 Bracelet  Christie’s

1913  Whitaker Auctions
1911-1912  Evening Dress  Jean-Philippe Worth, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

1919-1920  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

1925 Rock Crystal and Onyx Sautoir  Georges Fouquet  Christie’s

1920s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1930s  Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketkektur, og Design

1928  Thomas,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1935 Brooch  Marsh & Co.  Bonham’s

1940s Sautoir  Boucheron  1stdibs.com
1965-1975 Estevez The Goldstein Museum of Design

And now some modern items influenced by deco.


Rachel Zoe teardrop earrings at shopbop.com

Diane von Furstenberg Diamond box clutch at shopbop.com

House of Harlow 14k Yellow Gold-Plated Black Leather Station Necklace $75
Helmut Lang

Nicholas Kirkwood sandals at nicholaskirkwood.com

Forever 21 bold emerald cut earrings at forever21.com

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.


  1. My black and white cat fully aproves of this post :)

  2. Oh, that parasol picture is darling! Feel like I should acquire one for my dog (sadly brown and white, not black and white).


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