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Another Gown for Grace, Lanvin 1939

Posted in 20th century, Fashion-art, Gracie's gowns, House of Lanvin on April 28, 2010 by babylonbaroque

Worn by the Comtesse Jean de Polignac, this dress had been debuted in New York in 1940 for the charity event “Le Colis de Trianon-Versailles”, it hadn’t been seen again in NY until the Met exhibit “Blithe Spirit:The Windsor Set” 2002-2003. It is a stunner, well worth the long wait.

Evening Dress

House of Lanvin

(French 1867-1946)


Silk,spangles,100% magic.

Well, I hope my niece likes this as much as I do.

Night, night Grace

Gracie you up? a gown for Grace

Posted in 19th cent., Fashion-art, Gracie's gowns on April 14, 2010 by babylonbaroque

Putting off my homework assignment for the upteenth time, I stumbled upon this extravaganza. Any 3  and a half year old should love this architectural wonder.

Evening Dress



who knows


Metropolitan Museum of Art

I am so eager to return home and rush over to the Met, Grace in tow. She will flip for the finery, until then pretty pictures must suffice.

Hell,when I was her age, crappy art books , with teeny black and white images of Boucher, Botticelli, and sexy Greek vases, delighted my eye and groomed my taste .

I think this heavily upholstered sofa, I mean dress, will tickle dear Grace, I hope so.

So she has an idea of how something like this was worn, I include an under-structure, different type of construction, but the same perverse contraption of wire, cane, and whalebone.

Good night Grace