“Captain Nemo’s Daughter” Limited Edition of 10
My basement has an enormous unusable pick rock fireplace that, until now, I couldn’t possibly imagine how to make it bearable to look at. Time to paint some stone and steal design tips from the 50’s.
“Bal Masque” cocktail dress ca. 1958 via The Victoria & Albert Museum
“The Duchess of Windsor patronised top Paris designers throughout her life. Christian Dior was a particular favourite. She was sixty-two years old when she selected this black evening dress. It was called ‘Bal Masque’ and came from the 1958 spring-summer collection designed by Yves Saint Laurent for the house of Dior. The style of the dress is influenced by the bell-shaped skirts fashionable in the 1860s. This influence can also been seen in the way it has been constructed. This dress has a tightly fitted boned corset and a bell-shaped skirt supported by a layered petticoat.The lightweight overdress is made of a double layer of spotted black tulle. It is studded with sparkling black bugle beads which are arranged in festoons caught at intervals by 42 bows of satin ribbon. The dress buttons down the back.”
Coco Chanel evening dress ca 1957 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Now that’s a female role model doll for the ages
Damn $250 a pop!