With the spring season approaching, this fabulous Hattie Carnegie brush pin will be the perfect touch to any outfit!
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Look of the Week
Today our favourite look is from 1953. The model is wearing an evening gown by Pierre Balmain.
Pierre Balmain was a French fashion designer who started his own line in 1945. Balmain was known for his sophisticated, elegant and sculptural dresses.
“Dressmaking is the architecture of movement”. Pierre Balmain
With the upcoming film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, here at CTVC we are inspired by the fashion and jewelry of the deco period.
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Monday night was the annual Costume Institute Exhibition Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit this year is called PUNK: Chaos to Couture.
Andrew Bolton, Curator in The Costume Institute says, “Since its origins, punk has had an incendiary influence on fashion. Although punk’s democracy stands in opposition to fashion’s autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk’s aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness.”
Punk fashion began in the mid-1970s in New York and London. The do-it-yourself, style of punk has been incredibly influential on today’s fashion, couture and the overall industry. Punk is interpreted in many different ways, which was particularly evident on the red carpet.
PUNK: Chaos to Couture will feature approximately 100 designs for men and women. The exhibit is on from May 9, 2013- August 14, 2013. For more information check out http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/exhibitions/2012/punk-chaos-to-couture
I love this fabulous sketch by Henri Bendel from 1913. I am very inspired by the fashion design process and love vintage sketches.
Henri Bendel (1868-1936) began his career as a milliner. He opened a hat shop in New York City in 1896. During 1910 he was also producing high quality custom made clothing, and was a major importer of French designs. By 1931, his store opened a ready-to-wear department and his legacy and store still exists today.
The image above: “Henri Bendel Fashion and Costume Sketch Collection. Sketch HB 004-22 1913.”, 1913. Printed material. Brooklyn Museum. (SC01.1_Bendel_Collection_HB_004-22_1913_SL1.jpg)
Rights Statement: © Henri Bendel, where applicable
Title: Fashion and Costume Sketch Collection, 1912-1950.
Author: Henri Bendel (Firm)
Description: 140 boxes, 11255 sketches.
Citation: Brooklyn Museum Libraries. Special Collections
Date Display: 1912-1950
Call Number: SC01.1 Bendel
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Flat teardrop dangly necklace.
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This vogue editorial from the 1960s features a Schreiner ruffle pin which is just like the one one from our own collection, as photographed above.
Henry Schreiner got his start designing costume jewelry for Trigère, Norell, and Christian Dior in the late 1940s. He was best known for the necklaces, earrings and pins produced by his own line which started in 1951. One of Schreiner’s signature pieces was his ruffle brooches, which featured kite-shaped crystals overlapping and radiating from a central, signature gem.
Look of The Week
At CTVC we are inspired by unique and offbeat styles both from the past and present. Each week we are going to post a favourite look for all of our Tumblr followers. Please comment, post and share what you think about the look!
Today, our favourite style is from 1963. Tania Mallet is wearing an empire-line dress by Sambo for Dollyrockers. The photograph was taken by John French.
Dollyrockers was a British fashion label. During the 1960s-1970s the line was known for their simple dresses. The head designer for this Dollyrockers was Samuel Sherman, also known as “Sambo”.
Karl Lagerfeld reached to the past for inspiration for Chanel’s newest collection - and what a hit it is! “New Vintage” uses shimmering fabrics and traditional contours that harken back to the very heyday of Coco Chanel herself.
Of course, Carole Tanenbaum’s collection houses pieces that accessorize Chanel’s New Vintage perfectly! Here are a few stunners that work with a light flowery pink New Vintage offering, as well with a boxy overcoat with grey overtones meshed with salmon colors.
We used these beautiful head vases as our centerpieces for an event we just held. How fun are they?