Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gail's Gold Hugo Dress in England

Yes, I did buy this gold dress thinking about the Hugo Award ceremony.  What can I say? I am a horribly shallow human being. Besides, where else is a lady author to wear a gold dress?

Gold Dress for Alameda Vintage Fair $30

Gold dress with flower op over (and the lovely Anne)

Hugo Awards outfit

For the Hugo awards themselves I paired with leopard hair bob, black velvet hat, jet tassel jewelry, black beaded cardy, long satin gloves, leopard belt, and leopard sandals.

"The fashion of wearing black silk mittens at breakfast is now obsolete. It was always inconvenient, and neither useful nor ornamental."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)

Gold Dresses in Retrospect

1858-1859  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1880 Wedding Dress  1880  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1929  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

1933 Evening Dress  Jessie Franklin Turner,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1949 Pactole  Christian Dior, 1949  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1958 Evening Set  Traina-Norell, 1958  The Museum at FIT

Modern Perspectives on Gold Dresses

2014  S/S Christian Siriano

2014 Josie Natori

2014 Valentin Yudashkin

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

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, as usual, Ms. Carriger!
    On a somewhat related note, in that the connection is a love of retro clothing, I found the most marvelous site the other day, that sells retro-inspired clothing modeled on styles from the 40s-60s! It's called I saw it and immediately thought "What would Gail Carriger think of this site?" There are some lovely items there. I haven't bought anything yet, as many items are out of the price range of a poor student, but they are absolutely lovely.


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