March 20, 2009

Post Depression

Reviewing the Evening Wear of the Fall 2009 collections started my brain thinking about the post depression fashions of the 30's... the return to opulence and femininity. Monte Carlo in its heyday.... shades of dusty rose, whites and golds contrasted with black.

                                               Illustration by A. Fried

                    A rendering of the Ditchley Park Home by Jansen - 1933

Diving exhibition at the swimming pool of Monte Carlo Beach - 1934

                                                   Illustration by A. Fried 

                                   Irving Penn - Alix Black Dress 1938

                                               Illustration by A. Fried

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