Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thinking of Prudence: India Influenced Fashion: 1910 ~ 1950 Orange with Gail Carriger

Prudence is due out in paperback Feb 2, Fashionable Reader. Since in that book the crew travels to India, I thought I'd give you a bit of a vintage look at fashion influenced by Indian fabrics and styles. In this installment we will look at orange from 1910 to 1950.

1910-1914 Evening Dress  Jean-Philippe Worth, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I love this one, it's rare to find something form fitting from this time period.

Paul Poiret, 1914  The Chicago History Museum

This is more the style of the 1910s, not really my style. But interesting how it is very reminiscent of the first one.

Mariano Fortuny, 1930s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Not my favorite kind of fabric, the wrinkled stuff.

1939 Elsa Schiaparelli  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I love this one! I'm not certain I would wear this color, but I like the cut very much.

1940s  Kerry Taylor Auctions

I like this too, but the tunic style isn't for me.

Ensemble  Carolyn Schnurer, 1950  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Love love love this! Love it. I don't wear stuff without straps but I might make an exception for this.


This one I love too, but again the straps. However, I could wear a corset under it so... where can I buy it?

1 comment:

  1. Lol @ "the wrinkled stuff". Fortuny was known for his pleating to such an extent that his name is synonymous with that particular style of pleats.


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