Thursday, April 19, 2012

1930's Forgotten Glamour!

Vintage fashion is here to stay, it's  influence is around us everyday, from jewelry to the runway. 1930's fashion has a big following. I would like to show you some vintage fur trimmed coats and gowns, you might have worn to the opera or on the red carpet. 

Here are just some of the designers from this era.

Coco Chanel 
Chanel's number one trademark in any decade, including the 1930s, is menswear inspired pieces. The 1930s is when Chanel's signature color pairs of navy and white, beige and black, and burgundy and white were first introduced. 

Madame Grès 
Madame Grès was known her whole career for her perfect draping technique. Evening gowns cut on the bias, draped, and pleated in grecian style are a direct homage to Grès style.

As the designer of Wallis Simpson's two piece crepe wedding dress, Mainbocher influenced an entire decade of bridal wear. He also popularized “Wallis blue,” a color that he used exclusively in designs for his muse.

Robert Piguet
Piguet embraced theatrical ‘30s romanticism full force incorporating high cap sleeves, large yokes, and high collars. 

Elsa Schiaparelli Elsa 
Schiaparelli brought avant garde fashion to the masses through her collaboration with surrealist artists. Schiaparelli gave us her trademark color “shocking pink,” culottes, tromp l'œil sweaters, and the first use of decorative zippers.

 Madeleine Vionnet
Like Madame Grès, Vionnet favored bias cuts, and draping Madame Grès. Though revolutionary at the time, Vionnet made it a point to show off the female figure. The cowl neck and halter silhouettes we made populare by Vionnet.

Vintage jewelry plays a big part in fashion today. Here is a  designer who still finds vintage jewelry and changes it into something unforgettable!

At  you will find that each piece is recreated using the finest vintage jewelry from days gone by and an era of when everything glittered and was glamorous.
Here is just one of her pieces.

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