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?