When I think vintage I usually have so many people and things running through my head that it feels like I can’t spit them out fast enough. Just for a few starters Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Gene Kelly, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Gregory Peck. For goodness sakes this was practically the beginning of the likes of amazing designers like CoCo Chanel and Dior. There’s something so remarkable to me about a different time in the world, a simpler time. Back when people thought that just the right amount of leg was too much and the most controversial thing was whether or not to legalize alcohol. As much as I’d love to go on all day about the beauty of this time I’d like to highlight some of my favorite pieces.
Beautiful is the only word that could do these pieces justice but to me that doesn’t even feel like enough. My favorite dress of the four would have to be the nude flapperesque fringed out mini. It’s different and daring for its time (notice the length of the other three) and it’s totally unique. Not only would I wear this little number out on the town with my girlfriends but I would also like to make a remark on how interesting it is to see just how modernized the dress really is, a lovely timeless piece. Although the third dress is not my favorite there is something about it that captures my attention and desire. The cut is perfection but the print is so reminiscent of the time that this dress came from that it makes it all the more perfect. Not to mention Blair Waldorf would have totally rocked something like this!
In the second bunch I found it almost completely impossible to pick a favorite. So I decided not to.
First and foremost is an evening gown by the name of Fireworks, created by none other than (drumroll please…) CoCo Chanel! In all of her flawlessness she created one of the most alluring dresses I have ever seen. Made of black silk net and polychrome sequins this is a dress that takes your breath away, as well as everyone else in the room. Mint is one of my absolute favorite colors so I was automatically obsessed with dress number two. It has graced the world with it’s beauty all thanks to Versace and that in itself rendered the dress it’s own name, Art Deco… Perfect if you ask me! Now dress number three is something in a whole different category. I look at it and I think of summer days and golden dandelions but I also think of late nights dancing and sipping champagne. So for me the way this stunning gown is able to play the fence between sexy and warm all at the same time is amazing and frankly quite admirable. The way the silk lays in all the right places, the modest neckline and the unforgettable color make this a dress for the ages. Not to mention it’s not even couture. Finally last but especially not least we have one of the most traditional yet interesting pieces I have ever seen. It gives me major Audrey Hepburn vibes and that is nothing but a good thing. The tiny waist and ballerina like bottom of the dress are overtly complimented by the genius color choice of white. Brava! to you mystery designer.