Delicacy and details

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Today I went to a dinner, and in between meals and drinks and conversations I flipped through a couple of books on the history of fashion and such (from Taschen). Mostly told in pictures, and when it comes to something as sartorial and visual as fashion, it is indeed a good thing. There were a vast amount of great dresses and coats in there. I especially liked the coats inspired by Japanese kimonos, done by designers such as Paul Poiret and Madeleine Vionnet. Just to see the quality and attention to details in garments carefully crafted in the 1920s and 1930s is quite the experience. We're experiencing a great loss of this amazing attention to detail, fabric and well, art in clothes. The popularization of prêt-à-porter and continuous mass-production is partially the reason. Though the aforementioned has brought forth a more democratic approach to dressing and fashion. Enough about that. Here are two photos I had to snap with my phone, just to remember. An amazingly delicate brassiere from the 1920s and the Maison Margiela "Semi Couture" vest from 1997.

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