Givenchy’s breathtaking silk organza gown embroidered with what looks like a million tiny panes of gold. Part of a feature on global fashion that included many stunning — sometimes fanciful — adaptations of national dress. Photo from French Vogue, September 1999.
A dress to stop traffic: Pino Lancetti’s black gown has foliage embroidered in gold on the illusion bodice and the border of the tulle skirt. An artist by training, Lancetti made this gown five years before he retired to paint. He passed away in 2007. Photo from Italian Vogue, September 1994.
Back when diapers were not something you bought in a pack but were cloth ones that needed laundering, a fancy diaper pin like this would be a tongue-in-cheek nod to luxury. Well played, De Beers, in expressing how ‘a diamond is for now’. Ad from 1974.
A stunning room in Udaipur, India, that opens out to a view of Lake Pichola. There’s something so poetic about the graceful, weathered blue arches letting in the sunlight and the lone chair left to greet it. Photo from French Vogue, April 1994.
A fitting farewell to a gorgeous summer: This moss-speckled pot of roses in hues of coral, yellow and pink. Photo from French Vogue, May 1990.
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Brigitte Bardot, the consummate sex symbol, still smoldering at 38. In this interview she gave some of the most fascinating quotes about men, success and being Bardot:
"I’ve never lived through memories. At least, not regarding men. I have always lived in the present. Sometimes, often in the future; and, curiously, I never think of the future with the man of the present."
"Nothing lasts very long with me. Take men, for example. I get used to them very quickly, but as soon as they no longer surprise me, it’s all over."
"One doesn’t keep men out of tenderness, one keeps dogs."
"Success consists quite simply of never embarrassing oneself, never regretting anything, always saying no to any compromise."
"I don’t always succeed in imagining I’m Bardot. I even force myself not to think about it; because, you know, being Bardot is one hell of a responsibility."
Interview and photo from Vogue, November 1972
Kicking up her heels in a world of surreal beauty: A puffy polyester ball top in saffron paired with a multi-layered skirt in hot pink. Both by Junya Watanabe. Photo from French Vogue, August 2000.
With Labor Day weekend, thoughts turn to Fall and the impending wardrobe change. Very Fall-worthy indeed is this fringed suede jacket by Emporio Armani, contrasting handsomely with a plisse scarf by Hermes, an Armani checked flannel shirt, an animal print saddle bag (also Armani) and a Breitling watch. Photo from Elle, October 1988.
A beaded crepe bolero jacket by Elsa Schiaparelli. Chanel famously dismissed her as “that Italian ‘artist’ who makes clothes”, attesting to Schiap’s (her nickname) influence and growing competition. The lady would not have minded being called an artist, being immersed in a world that included Salvador Dali, Cecil Beaton and Jean Cocteau.
Schiap’s humor has inspired many couturiers, among them Vivienne Westwood and the late Franco Moschino, who brought her tongue-in-cheek, sometimes biting wit, to their collections. Photo from French Elle, September 1988.